BUSINESS EXCHANGE: The Relevancy of the Black Press |


A display wall showcases the front pages of the nation’s black newspapers. (Travis Riddick/NNPA)

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us. Too long has the public been deceived by representations.” — Freedom’s Journal

Black Americans need to deal with the reality that racism remains a major obstacle to Black progress, as such the Black Press should be considered to be “an American institution.” In conjunction with the church, the Black Press is a pillar of Black American communities. Since 1827, the Black Press has been The Black Voice in America. Sadly too many millennials know the Black Press and the way that it has chronicled and commented upon events as they have occurred and affected African Americans.

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