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As we honor Black History Month, we celebrate and remember the important people and events that make up our history, American history.
According to historian Christopher Reed, Black newspapers were very instrumental in “pulling African Americans together after slavery into cohesive communities.” The first Black-owned and operated newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, which was founded in 1827, was prominent in the advocacy of African Americans by African Americans. The first edition of the newspaper noted: “We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” That sentiment trailblazed a special history of news for and by African Americans since.
Fast forward to today, news for and by African Americans is more readily available than it ever has been. Over the years, we’ve shared the top lifestyle sites for the Black community and the 10 influential black journalists you should follow.
Now, we’d like to introduce you to five African American news sites you may not know about that are covering news for Black Americans and all Americans.
1. Rolling Out
Rolling Out is a culture hub for general news, entertainment, health, sports, and so much more that highlights the African American experience.
Story to read: Nikki Porcher connects Black women organizational founders with resources
Follow @RollingOut on Twitter.
2. The Washington Informer
The Washington Informer is a three-generation, woman-owned multimedia new organization predominantly serving the DMV, while also capturing news that is nationally focused. For 57 years, the Washington Informer has delivered accurate, timely, need-to-know news while establishing trust with its audience.
Story to read: Gale King to Chair Executive Leadership Council
Follow @WashInformer on Twitter.
NBCBLK is a cultural division of NBC News where the stories, issues, and opinions from the African American perspective are shared.
Story to read: Viola Davis earns coveted EGOT
Follow @NBCBLK on Twitter.
4. Black Voice News
In 2022, Black Voice News celebrated 50 years as a newspaper/media organization that has continuously given a voice to the voiceless, taking on the inequalities and disparities African Americans have faced over time.
Story to read: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Receives Marion Barry Jr. Award
Follow @blackvoicenews on Twitter.
5. Blavity – Shadow and Act
Shadow and Act is one of five brands under the Blavity umbrella. SAA specifically is comprised of Black news in film, tv, and more in the entertainment space.
Story to read: AMC Theaters Giving $5 Movie Tickets For Select Films In Honor Of Black History Month
Follow @shadowandact on Twitter.
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