HBCU Students Discover the Unexpected in Journalism

Join our DTU Fellows on their journey of a lifetime. Learn more about our DTU Fellows for 2017 and the NNPA newspapers that they will work for this summer. They may be coming to discover the unexpected stories in your city!


Collaboration Aims to Educate on the Importance of Clinical Trials in Developing Potential New Sickle Cell Disease Therapies

Pfizer Inc. and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade association of more than 200 African-American–owned community newspapers from around the United States, are collaborating to raise awareness of sickle cell disease, a lifelong and debilitating genetic disorder that affects red blood cells.


Celebrating 190 Years of the Black Press

The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago today.

On March 16, 1827, the first edition of the “Freedom’s Journal” was published, thrusting African-Americans into the bustling publishing business.

NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., said that March 16, 2017 is a sacred historical day in the long, multidimensional freedom struggle of African people in America and throughout the world, because of the courage of John Brown Russwurm and Samuel Cornish who dared first to publish the “Freedom’s Journal.”


Kick-start your year by planning ahead!

Reserve your hotel rooms for NNPA meetings and conferences for the entire year.  Simply click on the links provided for each meeting/conference and follow any additional instructions. 

Black Press Week, March 22-24, 2017
The DuPont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Enter the code NNPA190317
CUT-OFF DATE FOR GROUP RATE – February 2, 2017

NNPA Annual Convention, June 20-24, 2017
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
CUT-OFF DATE FOR GROUP RATE – May 22, 2017 – 6:00pm EST

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Week, September 20, 21, 2017

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC

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.”

Visit BlackPressUSA.com


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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