Black Newspapers

‘Mightier Than the Sword –The History of the Black Press’

From the Freedom’s Journal to the Chicago Defender, and of course, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Black publications and journalists have been on the frontlines fighting for social justice, equality, and basic human rights for Black communities. With the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Black America is reminded of the power the Black press holds. The rage, the protests, the tears, and the chants screaming, “Black Lives Matter,” inspire Black newspapers and digital media outlets to keep advocating for change.

Congresswoman Lucy McBath Introduces Election Official Integrity Act

Washington, DC —Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) introduced the Election Official Integrity Act of 2019, a bill to prevent chief state election officials from participating in federal campaigns and prohibit the use of official authorities to affect elections. “Just like it would be wrong to have a player referee a game, it’s wrong for election officials to participate in federal campaigns. The Election Official Integrity Act represents a commonsense first step toward restoring the public’s confidence in our electoral process,” McBath said. “Our elections are too important to risk even the appearance of impropriety. It’s my hope that state legislatures will

NNPA Foundation Elects New Board of Directors

The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee. At the organization’s recent strategic planning retreat in Miami, Florida, newly elected board chair, Al McFarlane of McFarlane Media Interests, Inc., and Insight News (Minneapolis, MN) expressed his commitment to make the foundation a formidable force in its industry by executing what he calls his ‘seven big ideas’: 1- A capital campaign for NNPA Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C. making it a center

Farrakhan: “Justice or Else” March Just the Beginning

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA and the national director of the 1995 Million Man March, moderated the call, fielding pooled questions from dozens of publishers and editors from Black newspapers across the country.

United Methodist Men honor Lindo as ‘Man of the Year’

Author and theologian Dr. Osmond A. Lindo Sr., will be honored as ‘Man of the Year’ during the Fathers’ Day Dinner and Concert on Sunday, June 21, at 4 p.m., at Hollypark United Methodist Church, 13000 South Van Ness Avenue in Gardena. Dr. Lindo, author of the recently published book, ‘Real Men Read Jesus’ Parables’ will receive the award from the United Methodist Men of the Western Jurisdiction. Larry Dozier, president of United Methodist Men for the Jurisdiction, said that Dr. Lindo was selected because of the work that he has done to lead men to Christ, much of which

The Voice of Our Fathers!

Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”  When I was a child, I was a bonified ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ Even though I did not grow up with my father in the home, Richard W. Smith was regularly in my life. In my eyes, he was a hero and no man could compare to him. One very vivid childhood memory, was at about the age of 12, Dad took me to see the movie ‘Tap,’ with Gregory Hines. It was a very happy and exciting day, me and my Daddy, out on a date.