★ Independent Black-Owned Newspapers in the United States

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“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.

Freedom's Journal
Freedom’s Journal: the 1st African American owned and operated newspaper in the U.S.

The following is a list of independent, Black-owned newspapers.  Most are members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

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Birmingham TimesBirmingham, AL
Greene County DemocratEutaw, AL
Montgomery TimesMontgomery, AL
Speakin’ Out NewsHuntsville, AL
Arizona InformantPhoenix, AZ
American NewsSan Bernadino, CA
Black Voice NewsRiverside, CA
California AdvocateFresno, CA
Inland Valley NewsUpland, CA
L.A. Watts Times Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles SentinelLos Angeles, CA
Los Angeles WaveLos Angeles, CA
Oakland PostOakland, CA
Our WeeklyLos Angeles, CA
Pasadena JournalPasadena, CA
Precinct ReporterSan Bernadino, CA
Sacramento ObserverSacramento, CA
San Diego Voice & ViewpointSan Diego, CA
San Francisco Sun ReporterSan Francisco, CA
The BulletinCompton, CA
The Community VoiceRohnert Park, CA
The San Francisco Bay ViewSan Francisco, CA
Tri County SentryOxnard, CA
African-American VoiceColorado Springs, CO
Inner-City NewspaperMidford, CT
Inquiring NewsHartford, CT
Afro-AmericanWashington, DC
District ChroniclesWashington, DC
Washington InformerWashington, DC
Capital OutlookTallahassee, FL
Central Florida AdvocateOrlando, FL
Daytona TimesTampa, FL
Florida CourierTampa, FL
Florida Sentinel BulletinTampa, FL
Jacksonville Free PressJacksonville, FL
Orlando AdvocateOrlando, FL
Orlando TimesOrlando, FL
Pensacola VoicePensacola, FL
South Florida TimesFort Lauderdale, FL
The Florida CurrentTallahassee, FL
The Florida StarJacksonville, FL
The Florida Sun Orlando, FL
The Miami TimesMiami, FL
The Weekly ChallengerSt. Petersburg, FL
Westside GazetteFort Lauderdale, FL
Atlanta Daily WorldAtlanta, GA
Atlanta InquirerAtlanta, GA
Atlanta TribuneRoswell, GA
Cross Roads NewsDecatur, GA
Savannah HeraldSavannah, GA
Savannah TribuneSavannah, GA
The Atlanta VoiceAtlanta, GA
The Bulletin - Columbus GaColumbus, GA
The Champion NewspaperDecatur, GA
The Columbus TimesColumbus, GA
Chicago Crusader Chicago, IL
Chicago DefenderChicago, IL
Muslim JournalChicago, IL
The Final CallChicago, IL
The Gary CrusaderChicago, IL
The Times WeeklyJoliet, IL
The Windy City WordChicago, IL
Frost IllustratedFort Wayne, IN
Indianapolis RecorderIndianapolis, IN
Scoop MagazineIndianapolis, IN
Data News WeeklyNew Orleans, LA
Louisiana WeeklyNew Orleans, LA
New Orleans TribuneNew Orleans, LA
Afro-AmericanBaltimore, MD
Montgomery County SentinelRockville, MD
Prince George’s SentinelSeabrook, MD
The Baltimore TimesBaltimore, MD
The Prince George’s PostUpper Marlboro, MD
Michigan ChronicleDetroit, MI
Michigan CitizenDetroit, MI
The Telegram NewspaperDetroit, MI
Insight NewsMinneapolis, MN
Minnesota Spokesman-RecorderMinneapolis, MN
Kansas City CallKansas City, MO
St. Louis AmericanSt. Louis, MO
St. Louis Argus St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Metro Sentinel JournalSt. Louis, MO
The St. Louis Evening WhirlSt. Louis, MO
Jackson AdvocateJackson, MS
Mississippi LinkCharlotte, MS
Carolina PeacemakerGreensboro, NC
Denver Weekly NewsDavidson, NC
Greater Diversity NewsOmaha, NC
The CarolinianRaleigh, NC
The Charlotte PostCharlotte, NC
Wilmington JournalWilmington, NC
Winston Salem ChronicleWinston Salem, NC
Omaha StarOmaha, NE
Black Star NewsNew York, NY
New York Amsterdam NewsNew York, NY
New York Beacon New York, NY
New York Carib News New York, NY
New York TrendLong Island, NY
The Buffalo CriterionBuffalo, NY
Call & Post Cleveland, OH
Cincinnati HeraldCincinnati, OH
Cleveland City NewsCleveland, OH
Columbus Post NewspaperColumbus, OH
Hudson Valley PressNewburgh, OH
The Buckeye ReviewYoungston, OH
Black ChronicleOaklahoma City, OK
The Skanner NewsPortland, OR
New Pittsburgh CourierPittsburgh, PA
Portland ObserverPortland, PA
Renaissance News IncPittsburgh, PA
The Philadelphia TribunePhiladelphia, PA
Providence AmericanProvidence, RI
SC Village VoicesFlorence, SC
South Carolina Black NewsColumbia, SC
The Charleston ChronicleCharleston, SC
The Gullah SentinelBeaufort, SC
Nashville PrideNashville, TN
The Tennessee TribuneNashville, TN
Tri-State DefenderMemphis, TN
African-American NewsHouston, TX
Dallas ExaminerDallas, TX
Dallas Post Tribune Dallas, TX
Dallas Weekly Dallas, TX
East Texas ReviewLongview, TX
Houston DefenderHouston, TX
Houston Forward Times Houston, TX
Houston StyleHouston, TX
Houston Sun Houston, TX
North Dallas GazetteDallas, TX
San Antonio ObserverSan Antonio, TX
The VillagerAustin, TX
New Journal & GuideNorfolk, VA
Richmond Free PressRichmond, VA
The Metro HeraldAlexandria, VA
The Richmond VoiceRichmond, VA
Virgin Island Daily NewsSt. Thomas, VI
Seattle MediumSeattle, WA
The Skanner NewsSeattle, WA
Milwaukee Community JournalMilwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Courier Milwaukee, WI
The Madison TimesMadison, WI
Herald-DispatchHuntington, WV


The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords