Black Newspapers


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Black Press Newspapers



Atlanta Daily World

Atlanta Daily World

The Atlanta Daily World is the oldest black newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 1928. Currently owned by Real Times Inc., it publishes daily online. It was “one of the earliest and most influential black newspapers.” – Website: atlantadailyworld.com



The Atlanta Voice

For more than 50 years, The Atlanta Voice has ably provided a voice for the voiceless without fear or favor and is proud to continue its legacy as a voice for those who still need a platform to plead their causes. It is the largest audited African American community newspaper in Georgia with over 600 distribution locations throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. – Website: theatlantavoice.com



Baltimore Afro-American

Baltimore Afro-American

The Baltimore Afro-American, commonly known as The Afro or Afro News, is a weekly African-American newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the flagship newspaper of the AFRO-American chain and the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the United States, established in 1892 by John H. Murphy, Sr. – Website: afro.com



The Baton Rouge Weekly Press

Over 40 years of Excellent Service The Baton Rouge Weekly Press is considered to be the number one minority newspaper in The Greater Baton Rouge area and has served the public for over 40 years. The Weekly Press is distributed every week with a total circulation of 60,000 and has over 450 distribution points which include State and Local Government buildings, Banks, Churches, Louisiana State University, Southern University, schools, and libraries in the East Baton Rouge Parish. – Website: brweeklypress.com



The Bay State Banner

The Bay State Banner

The Bay State Banner is an independent newspaper primarily geared toward the readership interests of the African-American community in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bay State Banner was founded in 1965 by Melvin B. Miller who remains the chief editor and publisher. In 2015, the publication celebrated its 50th anniversary serving the region’s minority-oriented neighborhoods. – Website: baystatebanner.com



The Carolina Peacemaker

The Carolina Peacemaker

The Carolina Peacemaker is an African-American weekly newspaper in Greensboro in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It began publication in 1967 and is a member of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and the North Carolina Press Association. It has a weekly circulation of 9,100 copies. – Website: peacemakeronline.com



The Charlotte Post

The Charlotte Post

The Charlotte Post, founded in 1878, is an American, English language weekly newspaper that targets the African-American community in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. The Post is read by thousands of area residents and has earned numerous national and local journalism and service awards. The newspaper is owned by The Charlotte Post Publishing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. – Website: thecharlottepost.com



The Chicago Crusader

The Chicago Crusader

The Chicago Crusader, known from 1940 to the 1950s as The Crusader and from the 1950s to 1981 as The New Crusader,[1] is a weekly African-American newspaper serving Chicago. It is one of two newspapers in the Crusader Newspaper Group, the other being the Gary Crusader. Founded by Balm L. Leavell and Joseph H. Jefferson in 1940 and published by Balm Leavell until his death in 1968, The Chicago Crusader has subsequently been operated by his widow Dorothy Leavell. It is Chicago’s longest-running African-American weekly. – Website: chicagocrusader.com



The Chicago Defender

The Chicago Defender

The Chicago Defender is a Chicago-based online African-American newspaper. It was founded in 1905 by Robert S. Abbott and was once considered the “most important” newspaper of its kind. Abbott’s newspaper reported and campaigned against Jim Crow era violence and urged black people in the American South to come north in what became the Great Migration. Abbott worked out an informal distribution system with Pullman porters who surreptitiously (and sometimes against southern state laws and mores) took his paper by rail far beyond Chicago, especially to African American readers in the Southern United States. – Website: ChicagoDefender.com



The Cincinnati Herald

The Cincinnati Herald is an African-American newspaper published each Wednesday by Sesh Communications in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The Herald’s offices are located in the Avondale neighborhood. Sister publications include The Dayton Defender, The Northern Kentucky Herald, and SeshPrime Magazine, a monthly magazine for African-American senior citizens. – Website: thecincinnatiherald.com



The Houston Forward Times

The Houston Forward Times

The Houston Forward Times (FT) is a weekly newspaper headquartered in Houston, Texas. It is one of the largest black-owned newspapers in the city. It is published by the Forward Times Publishing Company, which also publishes other publications such as the Daily Cougar. As of 2014 the FT is one of the few remaining self-printing black newspapers. – Website: forwardtimesonline.com



Indianapolis Recorder

The Indianapolis Recorder

The Indianapolis Recorder is an American weekly newspaper, which began publishing in 1895.It is the longest-published African-American paper in Indiana and the nation’s fourth-oldest-surviving African-American newspaper. The newspaper’s primary readership is African-American. – Website: indianapolisrecorder.com



The Jacksonville Free Press

The Jacksonville Free Press is a weekly newspaper serving the African-American community of Jacksonville, Florida. The newspaper was founded in 1986 by Rita Carter Perry, Florida’s first female founding publisher. – Website: jacksonvillefreepress.com



Los Angeles Sentinel

The Los Angeles Sentinel

The Los Angeles Sentinel is a weekly African-American owned newspaper published in Los Angeles, California. The paper boasts of reaching 125,000 readers as of 2004, making it one of the oldest, largest and most influential African-American newspapers in the Western United States. The Sentinel was also noted for their coverage of the changing African-American daily life experience in the post-1992 Los Angeles Riots era. – Website: lasentinel.net



The Miami Times

The Miami Times

The Miami Times is South Florida’s African-American newspaper. The paper was established in 1923.Henry E. Sigismund Reeves, a Bahamian immigrant founded the weekly paper which he printed on a small hand press in his home. He was succeeded by his son Garth C. in 1970, who in turn passed the publishing duties over to Henry’s granddaughter Rachel in 1994. The current publisher is great-grandson Garth Basil Reeves III. – Website: miamitimesonline.com



Michigan Chronicle

Michigan Chronicle

The Chronicle is a weekly African-American newspaper based in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded in 1936 by John H. Sengstacke, owner of the Chicago Defender. Together with the Defender and a handful of other African-American newspapers, it is owned by Detroit-based Real Times Inc. Its headquarters are in the Real Times offices in Midtown Detroit. – Website: michiganchronicle.com



New Journal and Guide

The New Journal and Guide

The New Journal and Guide is a regional weekly newspaper based in Norfolk, Virginia, and serving the Hampton Roads area. The weekly focuses on local and national African-American news, sports, and issues and has been in circulation since 1900. – Website: thenewjournalandguide.com



New Pittsburgh Courier

The New Pittsburgh Courier

The New Pittsburgh Courier is a weekly African-American newspaper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It is owned by Real Times. The newspaper is named after the original Pittsburgh Courier (1907–65), which in the 1930s and 1940s was one of the largest and most influential African-American newspapers in the country, with a nationwide circulation of more than 350,000. – Website: newpittsburghcourier.com



New York Amsterdam News

The Amsterdam News

The Amsterdam News (also known as New York Amsterdam News)is a weekly Black-owned newspaper serving New York City. It is one of the oldest newspapers geared toward African Americans in the United States and has published columns by notable people including W. E. B. Du Bois, Roy Wilkins, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and was the first to recognize and publish Malcolm X. – Website: amsterdamnews.com



The New York Age

The New York Age is a weekly newspaper established in 1887. It is widely considered one of the most prominent Black newspapers of its time. The New York Age newspaper was founded as the weekly New York Globe (not to be confused with the daily The New York Globe founded in 1904), an African-American newspaper that was published weekly from at least 1880 to November 8, 1884. Co-founded by editor Timothy Thomas Fortune,a former slave. – Website: thenewyorkage.com



The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Tribune is the oldest continuously published African-American newspaper in the United States. The paper began in 1884 when Christopher J. Perry published its first copy. Throughout its history, The Philadelphia Tribune has been committed to the social, political, and economic advancement of African Americans in the Greater Philadelphia region. – Website: phillytrib.com



The Richmond Free Press

The Richmond Free Press

The Richmond Free Press is an independent newspaper in Richmond, Virginia. Published on a weekly basis, it is mainly targeted at the city’s African-American community and its poorest residents. Raymond H. Boone, its founder, started the paper in part because he felt these groups were underrepresented in the mainstream media. – Website: richmondfreepress.com



The Sacramento Observer

The Sacramento Observer

The Sacramento Observer is an African-American-owned weekly newspaper in Sacramento, California. It serves the African-American community throughout the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. There are an estimated 144,000 African Americans living in Sacramento, according to the 2005 American Community Survey published by the Census. The newspaper has a paid subscription base of 50,000. It is distributed every Thursday. Website: sacobserver.com



San Francisco Bay View

The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper

The San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper is an online and print newspaper, published in San Francisco, California. It covers events from an African-American perspective, with a focus on Black liberation and coverage of worldwide racial inequality and political repression. From its founding in 1976[1] until 2008, the paper’s distribution in its print edition extended to the larger San Francisco Bay Area. Its name refers to the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. – Website: sfbayview.com



The Savannah Tribune

The Savannah Tribune

The Savannah Tribune was founded in 1875 and went through two hiatuses (from 1878 to 1886 and from 1960 to 1973).Originally named the Colored Tribune, the paper was established by Louis B. Toomer, Sr., Louis M. Pleasant, and Savannah native John H. Deveaux who served as the first editor.The first edition was published in 1875. The name was changed to the Savannah Tribune in 1876. – Website: savannahtribune.com



The Seattle Medium

The Seattle Medium is an African-American newspaper that serves Seattle, Washington. It was founded in January 1970, and bore the name The Medium from 1970 to 1983. Its parent company, the Tiloben Publishing Company, also publishes the Seattle Metro Homemaker, the Tacoma True Citizen (Tacoma, Washington), and the Portland Medium (Portland, Oregon).CEO Chris H. Bennett also owns radio stations KRIZ 1420 AM and KYIZ 1620 AM (better known as The Z Twins), as well as the Portland station KBMS 1480 AM. – Website: seattlemedium.com



The Tri-State Defender

The Tri-State Defender

The Tri-State Defender is a weekly African-American newspaper serving Memphis, Tennessee, and the nearby areas of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. It bills itself as “The Mid-South’s Best Alternative Newspaper”. The Defender was founded in 1951 by John H. Sengstacke, owner of the Chicago Defender. In 2013, the paper was locally purchased from Real Times Media by Best Media Inc. – Website: tri-statedefender.com



The Washington Informer

The Washington Informer

The Washington Informer is a weekly newspaper published in Washington, D.C. The Informer is female-owned and is targeted at the African-American population of the D.C. metropolitan area. The publisher is Denise Rolark Barnes, whose father, Dr. Calvin W. Rolark (1927–1994), founded the paper in 1964. – Website: washingtoninformer.com