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Black Press Matters: Trusted Voice, Resilient Vitality, Transformative Vision

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September 29-30, 2021

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

The NNPA Membership Will Elect Board Officers During Our Annual Convention in June

Those NNPA members who are qualified, experienced and committed to the NNPA and who wish to be considered by the NNPA Nominations Committee as a candidate for NNPA national office, should contact Bobby Henry, Nominations Committee Chair, at:

The members of the NNPA Nominations Committee are:

  • Bobby Henry, Chair (Region 2)
  • Rod Doss (Region 1)
  • Jan-Michele L. Kearney (Region 3)
  • Cheryl Smith (Region 4)
  • Ken Miller (Region 5)

The Black Press of 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, 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”


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.

Advertise with our member publications.

NNPA Media Services is the gateway to nearly 230 regional and local newspapers with more than 22+ million readers per week.

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

National Aggregation of NNPA African American (AA) Readers

  • African American
  • Median Age: 25-35 years
  • % Married: 40%
  • Median Income: $35,500.00 to $45,000.00
  • Total 2014 Audience: 22+ million per week

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 22 million people each week.

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