African-American Newspapers Online
African-American newspapers are newspapers in the United States serving African-American communities. Samuel Cornish and John Brown Russwurm started the first African-American periodical called Freedom's Journal in 1827. During the antebellum South, other African-American newspapers sprang forth, such as The North Star founded by Frederick Douglass.
As African Americans moved to urban centers around the country, virtually every large city with a significant African-American population soon had newspapers directed towards African Americans. These newspapers gained audiences outside African-American circles. In the 21st century, papers (like newspapers of all sorts) have shut down, merged, or shrunk in response to the dominance of the Internet in terms of providing free news and information, and providing cheap advertising.
A list of currently published African-American newspapers including Baltimore Afro-American, New York Amsterdam News, Philadelphia Tribune, and the Chicago Defender.
African-American newspapers and news sites
The Los Angeles Sentinel is a weekly African-American owned newspaper published in Los Angeles, California. The paper boasts of reaching 125,000 readers as of 2004, making it one of the oldest, largest and most influential African-American newspapers in the Western United States.
Los Angeles African American News and Events
The Oakland Post is the largest African-American weekly newspaper in northern California, founded in 1963 by Thomas L. Berkley and Velda M. Berkley. Headquartered in downtown Oakland, the weekly serves the San Francisco Bay Area communities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and San Francisco.
The Sacramento Observer is an African American-owned weekly newspaper in Sacramento, California. It serves the African-American community throughout the Sacramento Metropolitan Area.
Black liberation news and views.
Delaware Black (Newark)
Delaware African American News & Events
Florida Star (Jacksonville)
Florida Sentinel Bulletin (Tampa)
Westside Gazette (Fort Lauderdale)
Louisiana Weekly (New Orleans)
Omaha Star (North Omaha)
The oldest Black newspaper in the country that offers the'New Black View' within local, national and international news for the Black community. Founded in 4 December,1909 the Amsterdam News is one of the oldest African-American newspapers in United States.
Tennessee Tribune (Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, and Chattanooga)
Memphis Tri-State Defender (Memphis)