WEB DuBois

Black Press of America Celebrates 193 Years of Freedom-Fighting Journalism

“As we deal with some of the most challenging times in modern history, it is important that we understand the significance of the Black Press in reporting on and recording our history,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chair, and publisher of the Houston Forward Times, Karen Carter Richards. The NNPA is the national trade association representing America’s Black Press.

This Week in Black History (December 17-24)

December 17   1991- Michael Jordan is named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.   December 18 1989- Ernest Dickerson wins the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography for Spike Lee movie, “Do the Right Thing”.   December 19 1895- Dr. Carter G. Woodson was born in New Canton, Virginia. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African American history and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.   December 20   1986- Max Robinson, the first African American news anchor for a major television network, died from Acquired

This Week in Black History (July 9)

1955- E. Frederic Morrow was appointed as an administrative aide to President Eisenhower and became the first African American to hold an executive position in the White House staff.