On Communications Founder and Principal Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown serves as Secretary of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ).  For the 2nd consecutive year she has served as Co-Chair of PABJ’s annual Media Access event. PABJ Media Access is an opportunity for local media professionals and digital experts to share tips with community members, leaders, nonprofit professionals, and small business owners who want to get their issues & events covered. Media Access included  workshops on how to leverage digital and public media as well as pitching to various media outlets.

On Point Communications co-produced Media Access alongside NBC10’s News Assignment Editor Manual McDonnell Smith.

Moderated by Cherri Gregg Esq., KYW Newsradio 1060 Community Affairs Reporter and Immediate Past President of PABJ featured panelists include:

  • Michael Days, Philadelphia Media Network Editor and Reader Engagement Vice President
  • Berlinda Garnett, News Producer at Fox 29
  • Melony Roy, PABJ President and Social Media Director at KYW Newsradio 1060
  • Manuel McDonnell Smith, News Assignment Editor at NBC10
  • Sheila Simmons, Deputy Managing Editor at The Philadelphia Tribune
  • Vince Thompson, 900AM-WURD Local News Correspondent and Host of Philadelphia City Council Live



The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of journalists, students and media-related professionals and to the promotion of diversity in the media. Formed in 1973, PABJ is the founding chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).