Legendary journalist Les Payne joins Bernard White, Milton Allimadi, Nat Wood, James McIntosh, Betty Dopson and members of the Alliance of Progressive Black Journalists in a discussion of Black media at John Henrik Clarke House (286 Convent Ave., Harlem) on Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Payne will keynote the discussion from his unique perspective of having served for years as a columnist and editor at a major mass market newspaper.

Payne joined Newsday in the late 1960s, serving as the associate managing editor for the paper’s national, science and international news. He won a Pulitzer Prize for “The Heroin Trail” in 1974, which appeared in Newsday. Payne is also a founder and past president of the National Association of Black Journalists. Admission is free. Call 347-907-0629 to RSVP.