Black newspapersAfrican American newspapers

African American newspapers can found in almost every area throughout the world. Dating as far back as the 1820’s, these papers work to address the news, information and opinions that are important to the black community. The first African American newspaper was created in 1827 and the number of papers since then has grown immensely. The black newspapers cover a wide range of topics the writers feel are important within the black community. The news covered within the papers may be local or world-wide, depending on the particular newspaper. As the number of available newspapers continues to grow, they are commonly being placed on the web for quick access.

The Arizona Informant
Covers Phoenix, Arizona and has been providing news to their readers for over 40 years. The newspaper was founded in 1971 and is an important voice for the black community.
More info: http://www.azinformant.com/

African-American News and Issues
The newspaper features stories based on the entire area of Houston, Texas. It covers many different issues that occur within the black community and other important news topics within the community.
More info: http://www.aframnews.com/websitepublisher/

Bay State Banner
The newspaper is located in the area of Boston, Massachusetts. The paper is available online and in print. It covers many different local news stories. The paper also covers different state and worldwide issues.
More info: http://www.baystatebanner.com/

Call and Post
Coverings the area of Cleveland, Ohio, the paper was founded in 1929. Call and post has won many awards and is one of the top African American newspapers currently available.
More info: http://www.callandpost.com/

Carolina Peacemaker
The Carolina Peacemaker was founded in the year of 1967. The paper has served as North Carolinas leading black newspaper. Located in Greensboro, Carolina, it provides outstanding news coverage to readers.
More info: http://www.carolinapeacemaker.com

The Carolinian
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the paper was founded in the year of 1940. The newspaper addresses issues that are currently important within the black community and gives African Americans a voice.
More info: http://www.raleighcarolinian.info/default.htm

The Charlotte PostThe paper is one of the oldest available to the African American community. The newspaper has been serving the community since 1878 and covers the area Charlotte, North Carolina.
More info: http://thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src

Chattanooga Courier
The newspaper is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It covers the local area and surrounding areas such as; Nashville and Clarksville. It aims to provide the African American community with regular news updates.
More info: http://new.onepaper.com/png/?v=d&i=&s=Chattanooga+Courier

Chicago Crusader
The newspaper covers the area of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1940, the paper has received numerous rewards and acknowledgement for providing great, up to date news to the black community.
More info: http://chicagocrusader.com/

Chicago Defender
Founded in 1905, the paper reports news stories to the black community throughout the area of Chicago, Illinois. Although the paper is based on Chicago, it has a national audience of readers.
More info: http://www.chicagodefender.com/

Clarksville Press
The Clarksville press covers the area of Clarksville, Tennessee. The paper features local events that pertain to the black community. These events include school headlines and issues among the community.
More info: http://new.onepaper.com/png/?v=d&i=&s=Clarksville+Press&p=~0

The Denver Weekly News
The paper has been active for over 40 years and covers the area of Denver, Colorado. The Denver Weekly News features stories about the black community that are written by the black community.
More info: http://denverweeklynews.net/

The Final Call
The Final call is a worldwide newspaper that features national, world, health and entertainment news that pertains to the black community. The newspaper continues to grow, featuring additional topics and information in each issue.
More info: http://www.finalcall.com/

The Florida Star
Northeast Florida’s largest and oldest African American newspaper. It was founded in the year of 1951 and convers the entire area of the Northeast. It is one of the most respected black newspaper in the area.
More info: http://www.thefloridastar.com/

Gary Crusader
The paper covers the area of Chicago, Illinois. The newspaper was founded in 1940 and is geared toward the African American community. The paper is recognized by 23 different communities throughout Chicago.
More info: http://garycrusader.com/default

Harambee News
This is a student run newspaper that is geared towards the black community. The paper is located in Harambee, California and features different types of community and school based issues.
More info: http://harambeenews.blogspot.com/

INK Newspaper
Located in Northeast Indiana, the paper is a continuing tradition among the black community in the area. It has over 19,000 active readers and continues to grow in popularity on a regular basis.
More info: http://www.inknewsonline.com/

Jackson Advocate
The paper covers the area of Jackson, Mississippi. It has been active for several years and continues to be a strong voice for the black community. The Jackson Advocate features opinions from locals and those close to the community.
More info: http://www.jacksonadvocateonline.com/

The Call-Kansas
The Kansas City call covers the area of Kansas City, Missouri. The paper was established in the year of 1912 and encourages the black community to continue to be politically empowered.
More info: http://www.kccall.com/

Knoxville Enlightener
The newspaper covers Knoxville, Tennessee. It features mostly student and college based issues and activities in the community. It also occasionally features important stories based on the community.
More info: http://new.onepaper.com/png/?v=d&i=&s=The+Enlightener&p=~0

Los Angeles Sentinel
The paper covers the entire area of Los Angeles, California. It is an African American owned and operated newspaper that covers many types of issues throughout L.A. The newspaper was established in the year of 1933.
More info: http://www.lasentinel.net/

Memphis Tri-State Defender
The newspaper is one of the longest, continuously published black newspapers available on the market today. It covers the area of Memphis, Tennessee and was founded in the year of 1951.
More info: http://www.tri-statedefenderonline.com/

Michigan Chronicle
The paper has been a leading voice for the black community since it was established in 1936. It covers the area of Michigan, Chicago and features a wide variety of media information.
More info: http://www.michronicleonline.com/

Milwaukee Community Journal
The paper is the largest African American newspaper available in the area. It covers the area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The newspaper was founded in the year of 1976 and has advanced greatly over the years.
More info: http://www.communityjournal.net/

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
A weekly woman owned, newspaper, it covers the area of Minnesota. The paper was founded in 1934 and is committed to meeting the news and information needs of the African American community.
More info: http://www.spokesman-recorder.com/

Muslim Journal
The Muslim Journal is a world-wide paper that aims to addresses issues within the African American and Muslim community. It has been active for over 35 years and continues to run strong.
More info: http://muslimjournal.net/

New Journal and Guide
Covering the area of Virginia, the newspaper is the oldest black weekly newspaper available throughout the area. It is proudly owned and operated by African Americans and was founded in the year of 1990.
More info: http://www.njournalg.com/

The New Orleans Tribune
Founded in 1864, the newspaper covers the entire area of New Orleans. The New Orleans Tribune is known as one of the most respected African American magazines throughout America.
More info: http://www.neworleanstribune.com/

New York Beacon
The newspaper covers many different areas throughout the city of New York. It was founded in 1975 and is known as the must read African American Newspaper in the city.
More info: http://www.newyorkbeacon.net/

New York Carib News
The newspaper is located in the area of New York, New York. The paper addresses different types of Caribbean news issues and events that are important within the African American community.
More info: http://www.nycaribnews.com/index.php

The Oakland Post
The Oakland post covers the area of Oakland, California. It is the largest African American newspaper in Northern California. The paper was founded in the year of 1963 and continues to grow.
More info: http://content.postnewsgroup.com/

Omaha Star
Founded in the year of 1938, the Omaha Star is the largest leading African American newspaper available in Omaha, Nebraska. The paper features only positive stories that pertain to the black community.
More info: http://www.omahastarinc.com/

Our Weekly
Covering the area of Los Angeles, California, Our weekly is one of the newest papers available to the African American community. It has quickly grown in popularity and continues to maintain its audience.
More info:
http://ourweekly.com/

Philadelphia Tribune
The newspaper has been an active voice for African Americans since the year of 1884. It covers the area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and features different types of exciting media stories.
More info: http://www.phillytrib.com/

Pittsburgh Courier
The newspaper is known as one of the oldest and most prestigious black newspapers available in the United States. It was established in the year 1907 and circles locations nationwide.
More info: http://www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com/

Richmond Free Press
The paper covers the area of Richmond, Virginia. It was founded in the year of 1972 and is known for providing solid, open minded news to the African American community.
More info: http://www.richmondfreepress.com/index.html

The Richmond Voice Newspaper
The paper covers the area of Richmond, Virginia. It was founded in the year of 1985. The paper is written by blacks for blacks, in a meaningful and empowering way.
More info: http://www.voicenewspaper.com/

San Francisco Bay View
Located in San Francisco, California, the newspaper is the Bay area’s best African American newspaper. It covers local, national and world-wide news stories and was founded in the year of 1976.
More info: http://sfbayview.com

Savannah Tribune
A weekly newspaper that works to serve the African American community. The paper covers the area of Savannah, Georgia. The Savannah Tribune is considered Georgia’s best weekly black newspaper currently available.
More info: http://www.savannahtribune.com/

Seattle Medium
The newspaper is part of the BlackPressUSA network. It covers the area of Seattle, Washington and was founded in the year of 1970. It reaches over 84,000 households on a weekly basis.
More info: http://seattlemedium.com/News/default.asp

The Miami Times
Located in Miami, California, the newspaper is known as the largest and oldest black newspaper in available in the Southeast. It was founded in the year of 1923 and has received many awards.
More info: http://miamitimesonline.com/

The Louisiana Weekly
Covering the area of New Orleans, Louisiana, the paper is known as one of the most multicultural papers in the area. The Louisiana Weekly was established in 1925 and continues strong.
More info: http://www.louisianaweekly.com/

The Washington Informer
Published on a weekly basis, the newspaper reports only positive news stories. It reaches over 50,000 regular readers and continues to grow in popularity. It covers the area of Washington D.C and was founded in 1964.
More info: http://washingtoninformer.com/index.php

The Washington Afro American
The paper is located the area of Washington, D.C. The Washington Afro American covers both local and world-wide issues and news stories that are important within the African American community.
More info: http://www.afro.com/

The Washington Sun
Covering the area of Washington, California, the paper is dedicated to equal rights and opportunity among the black community. It has been active for 44 years as a minority newspaper.
More info: http://www.thewashingtonsun.com/

The New York Amsterdam News
The paper covers the area of Amsterdam, New York. It is considered the new view of the black community. The paper has been active for 48 years and addresses a wide number of topics.
More info: http://www.amsterdamnews.com

The Sacramento Observer
Known as the premier black newspaper in America, it was founded in the year of 1962. The newspaper has been awarded over 600 local and national awards. It covers both local and world-wide issues among the black community.
More info: http://www.sacobserver.com/