★ Independent Black-Owned Newspapers in the United States
“Henceforth Blacks should speak to themselves and for themselves. No other can speak for us.”
—Samuel Cornish, publisher of Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the US.
The following is a list of independent, Black-owned newspapers. Most are members of the
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
The Philadelphia Tribune, founded in 1884 by Christopher James Perry, Sr., is America’s oldest and largest daily (published 5 days a week) newspaper serving the African-American community.
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The Black Press:
Soldiers Without Swords
Larry Lee, President of The Sacramento Observer
Birmingham Times Birmingham, AL Greene County Democrat Eutaw, AL Montgomery Times Montgomery, AL Speakin’ Out News Huntsville, AL Arizona Informant Phoenix, AZ American News San Bernadino, CA Black Voice News Riverside, CA California Advocate Fresno, CA Inland Valley News Upland, CA L.A. Focus Newspaper Los Angeles, CA L.A. Watts Times Inc. Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sentinel Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Wave Los Angeles, CA Oakland Post Oakland, CA Our Weekly Los Angeles, CA Pasadena San / Gabriel Valley Journal Pasadena, CA Precinct Reporter San Bernadino, CA Sacramento Observer Sacramento, CA San Bernardino American News San Bernardino, CA San Diego Voice & Viewpoint San Diego, CA San Francisco Sun Reporter San Francisco, CA The Bulletin Compton, CA The Community Voice Rohnert Park, CA The San Francisco Bay View San Francisco, CA Tri County Sentry Oxnard, CA African-American Voice Colorado Springs, CO Inner-City Newspaper Midford, CT Inquiring News Hartford, CT Afro-American Washington, DC District Chronicles Washington, DC Washington Informer Washington, DC Capital Outlook Tallahassee, FL Central Florida Advocate Orlando, FL Daytona Times Daytona, FL Florida Courier Tampa, FL Florida Sentinel Bulletin Tampa, FL Jacksonville Free Press Jacksonville, FL Orlando Advocate Orlando, FL Orlando Times Orlando, FL Pensacola Voice Pensacola, FL South Florida Times Fort Lauderdale, FL The Florida Current Tallahassee, FL The Florida Star Jacksonville, FL The Florida Sun Orlando, FL The Miami Times Miami, FL The Weekly Challenger St. Petersburg, FL Westside Gazette Fort Lauderdale, FL Atlanta Daily World Atlanta, GA Atlanta Inquirer Atlanta, GA Cross Roads News Decatur, GA Savannah Herald Savannah, GA Savannah Tribune Savannah, GA The Atlanta Voice Atlanta, GA The Bulletin - Columbus Ga Columbus, GA The Champion Newspaper Decatur, GA The Champion Newspaper Decatur, GA The Columbus Times Columbus, GA Chicago Crusader Chicago, IL Chicago Defender Chicago, IL Muslim Journal Chicago, IL The Final Call Chicago, IL The Gary Crusader Chicago, IL The Times Weekly Joliet, IL The Windy City Word Chicago, IL Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne, IN Indianapolis Recorder Indianapolis, IN Data News Weekly New Orleans, LA Louisiana Weekly New Orleans, LA New Orleans Tribune New Orleans, LA Afro-American Baltimore, MD Montgomery County Sentinel Rockville, MD Prince George’s Sentinel Seabrook, MD The Baltimore Times Baltimore, MD The Prince George’s Post Upper Marlboro, MD Grand Rapids Times Grand Rapids, MI Michigan Chronicle Detroit, MI Michigan Citizen Detroit, MI The Telegram Newspaper Detroit, MI Insight News Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Minneapolis, MN East St. Louis Monitor East St. Louis, MO Kansas City Call Kansas City, MO St. Louis American St. Louis, MO St. Louis Argus St. Louis, MO St. Louis Metro Sentinel Journal St. Louis, MO The St. Louis Evening Whirl St. Louis, MO Jackson Advocate Jackson, MS Mississippi Link Charlotte, MS Carolina Peacemaker Greensboro, NC Denver Weekly News Davidson, NC Greater Diversity News Omaha, NC The Carolinian Raleigh, NC The Charlotte Post Charlotte, NC Wilmington Journal Wilmington, NC Winston Salem Chronicle Winston Salem, NC Omaha Star Omaha, NE Black Star News New York, NY Harlem News Group New York Daily, NY New York Amsterdam News New York, NY New York Beacon New York, NY New York Carib News New York, NY New York Trend Long Island, NY The Buffalo Criterion Buffalo, NY Westchester County Press Westchester, NY Call & Post Cleveland, OH Cincinnati Herald Cincinnati, OH Cleveland City News Cleveland, OH Columbus Post Newspaper Columbus, OH Hudson Valley Press Newburgh, OH Toledo Journal Toledo, OH Black Chronicle Oaklahoma City, OK The Tulsa Oklahoma Eagle Tulsa, OK The Skanner News Portland, OR New Pittsburgh Courier Pittsburgh, PA Portland Observer Portland, PA Renaissance News Inc Pittsburgh, PA The Philadelphia Observer Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Tribune Philadelphia, PA Providence American Providence, RI Carolina Panorama Newspaper Columbia, SC South Carolina Black News Columbia, SC The Charleston Chronicle Charleston, SC The Gullah Sentinel Beaufort, SC Nashville Pride Nashville, TN The Tennessee Tribune Nashville, TN Tri-State Defender Memphis, TN African-American News and Issues Houston, TX Dallas Examiner Dallas, TX Dallas Post Tribune Dallas, TX Dallas Weekly Dallas, TX East Texas Review Longview, TX Houston Defender Houston, TX Houston Forward Times Houston, TX Houston Sun Houston, TX North Dallas Gazette Dallas, TX San Antonio Observer San Antonio, TX The Villager Austin, TX New Journal & Guide Norfolk, VA Richmond Free Press Richmond, VA The Metro Herald Alexandria, VA The Richmond Voice Richmond, VA Virgin Island Daily News St. Thomas, VI Seattle Medium Seattle, WA Tacoma True Citizen Tacoma, WA The Skanner News Seattle, WA Milwaukee Community Journal Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Courier Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Times Weekly Milwaukee, WI Herald-Dispatch Huntington, WV
Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
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