A screen shot of Procter & Gamble's "The Talk" television commercial, which features African-American women discussing the realities of being black in America with their children
Black Experience

Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ Ad Stirs Race Debate

Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign by releasing a commercial titled “The Talk,” featuring African-American women discussing the realities of being black in America and warning their children about the perils of racism. [read more…]

Denise Rolark Barnes
Black Experience

African-American Women Help Drive Black Press

As much as John Russwurm and the Rev. Samuel Cornish boldly declared their mission of being the voice for the African-American community with the publication of Freedom’s Journal in 1827, publishers of the Black Press have remained in the task of speaking for those without a platform, standing up for victims of injustice and championing the unsung. [read more…]

Rev. William Barber delivers the keynote address during the opening dinner of the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2017 Mid-Winter Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Jan. 25-28, 2017.
National

New Focus for Black Press: Technology, Training and Innovation

Members of the Black press, led by a cadre of dedicated publishers and joined by corporate partners, elected officials and grassroots leaders, recently met in Ft. Lauderdale for a series of meetings and workshops that focused on ways to better utilize the latest technology, promote public policy and increase revenue via digital investments. [read more…]

Black History

MLK’s Legacy for Black America in 2017

As the United States of America and the global community salutes, recognizes and commemorates the 88th birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of profound change, anxiety and hope. [read more…]