While newspapers across the country are fighting to survive, the Afro-American Newspaper finds itself adjusting to the changing times with a big push on our digital presence. The AFRO has been one of the most vibrant sources of news and information in the black community since 1892. You can play an integral part in the Black Media Authority by investing in its future.
"I view the AFRO as our paper. And when I say ‘our’ I mean the community’s paper.The AFRO is the source for insight into what the Black community is talking about.."
Frances "Toni" Draper, Publisher
What the AFRO Is All About
The Afro American Newspaper (The AFRO) is the longest-running African American family-owned newspaper in the nation. Founded in 1892 by John H. Murphy Sr., The AFRO is celebrating 128 years as the most trusted voice of news and information for the African American community.
The AFRO has become an industry leader in print, digital and social media publishing. Its global reach to over 1.5 million readers weekly has earned The AFRO the title of “The Nation’s # 1 African American Newspaper”(Essence-Nielsen 2014 Consumer Survey).
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