JUNE 21-25

2016 Omni Houston Hotel | 4 Riverway, Houston, TX

Register to attend the NNPA’s 2016 Annual Convention.

The deadline date for receiving NNPA discounted room rates extended to May 25, 2016. For more details, contact Claudette Perry at cperry@nnpa.org

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National Newspaper Publishers Association and Chevrolet Launch Journalism Fellowship at Howard University

“Discover the Unexpected” (DTU) is a fellowship program that will provide eight students studying at Howard’s School of Communications opportunities with NNPA member papers in Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit.


NNPA and NAHP Join Forces on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Greater Inclusivity in All Federal Government Advertising Spending

Strategic Alliance Between African American and Hispanic American Newspaper Publishers Supports Full Voting Rights and Statehood for DC, and a Request that Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Will Ask the U. S. General Accounting Office (GAO) to Research and Produce a Report on Advertising Contracts and Subcontracts with African American, Hispanic American and other People of Color Owned Newspapers and Media Businesses by All Federal Agencies.

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NNPA 2016 Global Lifetime Achievement Award - Garth C. Reeves, Sr.

In 1970, Garth C. Reeves, Sr. was named publisher and chief executive officer of the Miami Times. Reeves went on to become the first African American to serve on the governing boards of the Miami-Dade Community College, Barry University, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Dade County. He was also elected to serve two terms as president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

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The Black Press in America is more relevant than ever

NNPA is a trade association of the more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers from around the United States. Since its founding 75 years ago, NNPA has consistently been the voice of the black community.

Credo of the Black Press

The Black Press believes that America can best lead the world away from racial and national antagonisms when it accords to every person, regardless of race, color or creed, full human and legal rights. Hating no person, the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief that all are hurt as long as anyone is held back.

Become a Member of NNPA

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is committed to providing its members with valuable information, opportunities, and services. We recognize that communication amongst our publishers is a key tool to improving the industry.


As the only national website featuring news exclusively from African-American journalists and Black community publications, www.BlackPressUSA.com has been well-received by on-line news readers, including several popular Black talk radio hosts. “I used to check the Washington Post’s website first thing every morning,” says Joe Madison, morning talk radio host at WOL-AM in Washington, DC. “Now I check BlackPressUSA.com.”

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Advertise With Our Member Publishers.

We assist our advertisers with the planning & implementation of any marketing campaign targeting our readership and the African American Community. Utilizing NNPA Media Services is an efficient and effective way to reach a diversified target audience with customized advertising packages.

NNPA Media Services is the gateway to nearly 200 regional and local newspapers with more than 20.1 million readers per week.

The buying power of the African American community is projected to grow to $1.3 trillion by 2017, according to Nielsen Media Research and NNPA research services.

National Aggregation of NNPA African American (AA) Readers

  • African American: 99%
  • Median Age: 25-35 years
  • % Married: 40%
  • Median Income: $35,500.00 to $45,000.00
  • Total 2014 Audience: 20.1 million per week
  • Total AA 25-54 Audience: 19 million
  • Total AA 18-34 Audience: 12.8 million
  • Total AA 35-49 Audience: 14 million

Americans from all backgrounds seek news from the Black perspective

As the largest and most influential Black-owned media resource in America, NNPA delivers news, information, and commentary to over 20 million people each week.

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