3 Local Black Media Outlets to Start Following on Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. On this date, freedom was finally delivered to 250,000 people who remained enslaved in Texas – nearly two and a half years after the Executive Order known as the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and millions of enslaved persons in other states had been freed. It became a federal holiday when President Biden signed into law The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17, 2021.

As we recognize and honor Juneteenth, we want to highlight several local media outlets that make their standout reporting on the African American community readily available to their local communities in addition to readers across the country. They help their audience stay informed and learn about American history and how the past continues to fuel the present and the future.

Here are three media outlets you should get to know and follow.

The Tribe (Chicago, Illinois)

The journalism featured in The Tribe is designed and originated to reshape the narrative of Black Chicago; providing a voice for the voiceless in one of America’s major metros. This digital platform is leading the way in new media in the digital space for African Americans.

“Our original works in journalism and documentary, alongside creative writing and video, capture the multifaceted essence of the Black experience in pursuit of truth and liberation,” the site explains.

Stories to read right now:

The Atlanta Voice (Atlanta, Georgia)

Founded in 1966 by Ed Clayton and J. Lowell Ware, The Atlanta Voice was born out of the disparity of credible and true media coverage of the Civil Rights Movement. The newspaper loved by many in Georgia has grown into a respected, award-winning online media outlet that prides itself on excellent journalism as it shares news and information essential to the African American community in Atlanta.

Stories to read right now:

Black Voice News (California)

BVN highlights the most important news stories that impact the daily lives of many Black Californians, specifically those in Southern California’s Inland Empire. The goal of BVN is to provide the community with a voice through its solutions-oriented, data-supported reporting. Here you can find stories on health, education, politics, economy and more.

Stories to read right now:

While we celebrate Juneteenth this year, please check out the sources above or review some of our previous posts celebrating Black culture:

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Darnell Wilson Jr. is a Promotional Communication/Account Management professional with a love of story telling!

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