Welcome to the BlackPress.org, a division of the Historical Black Press Foundation. Founded in 2000, HBPF fosters dialogue between the mainstream media and minority news organizations, executives and professionals. In addition to providing professional development, HBPF gives to exposure minority media executives, professionals and companies committed to diversity. See our Press Room.
We operate the Black Press Diversity Career Center and Black Press Radio, which is changing the way that Black listeners find Black news. We also work with high school and college journalism departments to train more minorities for communications jobs using our Black Academic Olympics compettion. The Black Press Yearbook is the first national directory with complete listings of the Black and minority media.
Known as “the official publication for media diversity,” Black Press Magazine has changed the way America sees the Black Press. Published monthly, Black Press Magazine article topics have included: Moving Classified Ads to the Internet; Inside the Urban Media Wars, Media Hostages: Avoiding excessive media coverage in the DC Sniper Case, and other important industry topics. Black Press Magazine is for members only.
Although newsroom diversity is a hot-button issue, there isn’t enough information available to companies, organizations or individuals regarding the Black Press. If your company has a press release that it wanted to send to the historically Black media industry, chances are that you wouldn’t know where to turn to get the directory information that you need. The Historical Black Press Foundation addresses these needs while turning a profit.
Market research for the Historical Black Press Foundation included conducting in person surveys about the number of people who read the Black Press, subscribe to their local Black newspapers, and the number of people who said they would read more Black newspapers if their publications where placed online, since the majority of the people surveyed indicated that they regularly use the Internet to read news.
The Historical Black Press Foundation publishes:
AfroScreen (movie news, reviews and interviews)
AfroHispannoticías (Afro Noticías en Espanol) coming soon!
Black Press Africa.com
Black Press Magazine
Black Press Radio.com
Black Press Week.com,.net, .org (weekly email newsletter)
Black Press Travel
Black Press Yearbook: Who's Who in Black Media directory
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