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Written by on July 15, 2013

Building the Black News Media

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Black youths make up less than one half of the students in Chicago’s schools but they account for three out of four suspensions. That’s what I read this morning in the newspapers and I told myself this needs a follow-up. It needs a story that explains why this happens and what it means. It needs […]

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Written by on March 6, 2012

A Hunger and a Hope, Chicago’s Black Media

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Building Strength in the African-American Community On a cold, rainy night nearly 100 people from Chicago’s African-American community packed a room at Little Black Pearl in Hyde Park to talk with members of the African-American media about how to work together. Attendees represented nonprofits, businesses, youth groups, educators, and families from the South Side and […]

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Written by on January 3, 2012

Who speaks for black Chicago?

You read the headline on the Chicago Defender that says, “Don’t Count Us Out.” Underneath that it says, “Defender remains a staunch advocate for the community.” On page two, president Michael House refutes a Chicago Sun-Times story about his newspaper’s viability. His 106-year-old newspaper, he insists, is not about to vanish. And you wonder. What […]

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Written by on November 2, 2011

Black and Latino news media gains, reports say

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The black news media that developed new sections and coverage have boosted their circulation. So, too, the online gap between blacks and others is shrinking, encouraging news for black publishers who are increasingly expanding online and into electronic tablets. Online Use Among African-Americans Other key changes include: 1. African Americans are more likely than others […]

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Written by on April 7, 2011

A blogging conference you might want to attend

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I need to confess. I like blogs. I like them too much. This is why I’m intrigued by the Blogging While Brown conference July 8-9 in Los Angles and why I think if you are black or Latino and blogging is in your heart or you want it to be, you should look into this. […]

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Written by on December 20, 2010