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Black Press

America's First Black Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Media

In honor of Black History Month, we present to you the first black newspaper in American history: Freedom's Journal. Founded in 1827 in New York Ci...

Michael Calderone

Obama Presidency Hasn't Turned Media Spotlight On Black Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham says a "cataclysm" is coming and the national media isn't ready for it. "I've been warning my edit...

Black Journalists Returning To Black Press In Greater Numbers

cjr.org | Posted 07.26.2011 | Media

Mainstream journalism or a desire to delve more deeply into African-American issues. Whatever the reasons, with increasing frequency, African-American...

Carolyn M. Rodgers DEAD At 69, Chicago Poet And Writer Helped Found Black Press

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Carolyn M. Rodgers, a Chicago poet and writer who helped found one of the country's oldest and largest black-owned book publishers, ha...

Obama's Victory Prompts Major Changes In Black Press

Politico | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barack Obama's election as president is prompting major changes in the nation's black press, ushering in a series of firsts that editors say will resh...