Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

The shooting death of 25-year-old Virginia news reporter Sierra Jenkins proved to be crushing on many levels, especially being that her editor actually attempted to contact her to cover the story, only to discover that she in fact was the victim herself.   

Officially called The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument, the commemoration created by sculptor Richard Hunt was dedicated in the South Side neighborhood where Wells lived out her life.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's new stipulation of only granting 1 on 1 interviews  to Black and Brown journalists does wonders for the culture, but does a move like that also foster inequality based off the color of your skin?

HBCU News & Commentary

During the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism’s Class of 2021 virtual celebration, Gayle King announced that she will help launch the ViacomCBS HBCU Diversity in Journalism Scholarship.

Malvin R. Goode was a pioneer in broadcast journalism, becoming the first African-American news correspondent for a major television network in 1962. Goode arrived at the pinnacle of his career later in life, but his accomplishment serves as a testament to the work ethic he developed in the steel mills of Pittsburgh. Malvin Russell Goode […]

Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Griffin is stepping down as the longtime president of MSNBC, to be replaced early next year by rising NBC News executive Rashida Jones. Griffin, 64, has worked at NBC News for 35 years and has been president of MSNBC since 2008. With a primetime lineup led by Rachel Maddow, it […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Ethel L. Payne was a pioneering Black journalist who became known for covering the rise of the civil rights movement and for her tenacious reporting. Known as the “First Lady of the Black Press,” Ms. Payne broke down many barriers in her career. Born in 1911, the Chicago native studied journalism in college. She graduated […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Louis E. Lomax’s contributions to journalism are both noteworthy and historic. Beyond introducing much of white America to the unflinching Blackness of Nation Of Islam spokesperson Malcolm X, Lomax was the first Black man to work as a television journalist. Born August 16, 1922 in Valdosta, Ga., Louis Emanuel Lomax attended Paine College in Augusta […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Pearl L. Stewart, a journalist and educator, made history on December 1, 1992 after becoming the editor of “The Oakland Tribune.” The hiring made Stewart the first Black woman to head a major metropolitan daily news publication. Stewart was born in 1951 and was raised between Camden, Ala. and Rochester, N.Y. She entered Howard University […]

Little Known Black History Facts

John H. Sengstacke (pictured, right) was a newspaper publisher who once owned the largest chain of Black publications in the country. The Savannah, Ga. native was born November 25, 1912. Sengstacke was groomed for the newspaper business, working as a boy alongside his father, Alexander, for “The Woodville Times,” and his uncle, Robert Sengstacke Abbott, […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Vernon D. Jarrett was a pioneering Chicago journalist and education advocate who for over five decades stood as a pillar for excellence in Black journalism. Jarrett was born on June 19, 1918 in Salisbury, Tenn. Jarrett attended Knoxville College on a football scholarship, graduating in 1941. In 1946, he began his journalism career in Chicago […]