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NNPA President Gets Rousing Response On 2018 Voter Mobilization

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), delivered a rousing speech about the importance of the Black Press and the Black vote, during the 109th NAACP Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
The NNPA is a trade group that represents more than 200 Black-owned newspapers and media companies in the United States. NNPA member publications reach more than 20 million readers, combined, in print and online, every week.
Dr. Chavis noted that 2018 marked the 191st year of the Black Press in America.
“Since 1827, when ‘Freedom’s Journal’ was published in New York, we’ve been on the case,” Dr. Chavis told the convention audience.
“All of you should be subscribing to the Black Press. Don’t worry about the ‘Fake News’; pay attention to Black News.”
Dr. Chavis also reminded the audience that the NAACP and the NNPA signed a memorandum of understanding, earlier this year, during the NNPA’s 2018 Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas.
“We’re going to work together to increase the membership of the NAACP and we are going to work together to strengthen the Black Press of America,” Dr. Chavis said.

By Stacy Brown
NNPA Newswire Contributor

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