National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

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 and an incubator for news that makes history and impacts our country.  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.  Americans from all backgrounds seek news from the Black perspective from the NNPA member newspapers around the country. In America, now among the most diverse countries in the world, the Black Press of America is more relevant than ever.

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. Since World War II, it has also served as the industry’s news service, a position that it has held without peer or competitor since the Associated Negro Press dissolved by 1970. In 2000, the NNPA launched NNPA Media Services — a print and web advertising-placement and press release distribution service.

In 2001, the NNPA, in association with the NNPA Foundation, began building the BlackPressUSA Network— the nation’s premier network of local Black community news and information portals. The BlackPressUSA Network is anchored by— the national web portal for the Black Press of America.

NNPA Historical Legacy Video


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