African America Media
In 1827, Freedom's Journal the first African American paper was published. The paper served as the voice of Blacks in bondage and free. For almost 200 years, the "Black Press" like no other institution has been both champion and chronicler of life in Black America. It is imperative that the conservative movement more aggressively and effectively engage.
African American Newswires
There are over 200 African American news papers that have the trust of the Black community because they continue to focus exclusively on championing African Americans and sharing the Black experience. BPA recently worked with The Gloucester Institute to place an op-ed for its founder Kay Coles James. By placing the op-ed on the Trice Edney Newswire, it was published in several Black newspapers.
The Conservative Message and the Black Press
Bass Public Affairs hosted a conversation to discuss the conservative message and the Black Press. The candid conversation was facilitated by Lynne Patton and featured RNC Spokesman Paris Dennard, Adria Jervay Editor of the Carolinian an Hazel Trice Edney founder of the Trice Edney Newswire.