Image

1:14 AM / Thursday July 7, 2022

16 Dec 2011

NABJ mourns the loss of Public Relations pioneer Ofield Dukes

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
December 16, 2011 Category: Diaspora Posted by:

COLLEGE PARK, MD–The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of public relations pioneer Ofield Dukes, founder of Ofield Dukes & Associates, a prominent African-American owned public relations firm in Washington, DC. Dukes died lask week at Henry Ford Hospital in his hometown of Detroit.

 

Born August 8, 1932, Dukes was 79 years old and died after a long bout with multiple myeloma, a rare form of bone cancer.

 

“We are extremely saddened by the loss of our dear friend,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee Jr. “Ofield Dukes revolutionized the public relations industry by increasing the visibility of African Americans working in the field. Mr. Dukes will forever be regarded as a standard bearer for public relations professionals of all races. A true giant in the world of PR, he will truly be missed.”

 

Image

Founding Ofield Dukes & Associates in 1969 and operating the firm in Washington for over four decades, Dukes’ clientele included non-profit, political organizations, national and international corporations. He operated one of the most successful public relations firms in the nation’s Capitol and specialized in minority affairs, particularly African American, and African political affairs.

 

A world-wide traveler, Dukes was a consultant to many international figures and organizations. As a result of his outstanding professional excellence, knowledge and service, Ofield Dukes was recognized as being among the most successful public relations executives in the country.

 

“Mr. Dukes has served as a mentor and a friend to journalists and media professionals around the world. NABJ will strive to keep Mr. Dukes’ memory and his accomplishments alive,” added Dawn A. Roberts, NABJ Associate Representative.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Education

Congress approves free student meal extension through summer

July 6, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: First graders, from left, Kendal Kates and Ryan Kenney are excited...

Commentary

SUNrise: cj speaks…  You Are Okay — a poem

July 6, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Do not allow others to misguide you to do something that you know...

Go With The-Flo

Simone Gordon of The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation shared her story on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”

July 6, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABIOVE PHOTO: Simone Gordon (Photo: theblackfairygodmother.org) By Flo Anthony After a year of...

Color Of Money

How to improve cash flow for small businesses

July 6, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT The last few years have been rocky times for the 32.5 million...

Style

Your weekend, your time: Five great tips for shaking the Sunday blues

July 6, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Do you sometimes find yourself feeling less than optimistic as your weekend...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Vegan Chocolate Cake with Fruit Compote

July 6, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff