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African American Media Today

Building the Future From the Past

By Angela Ford, Kevin McFall, and Bob Dabney of The Obsidian Collection / Last Updated 2019 February 28th

This is the second in a series of reports commissioned by Democracy Fund to shine a spotlight on the important role of media by and for diverse communities in the United States. Angela Ford, Kevin McFall, and Bob Dabney of The Obsidian Collection provide a brief history of African-American and black media, an overview of current trends and challenges, and offer recommendations for funders and advocates who want to help ensure that newsrooms reflect and are responsive to the American people.