Tag Archives: African American History

What the Mainstream News Media Can Learn from the History of the Black Press in the Age of a Pandemic

What the Mainstream News Media Can Learn from the History of the Black Press in the Age of a…

Kim Gallon, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University and author of Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press As mainstream news organizations cover the final days of the first term of Donald J.

Jackie Robinson and the Pittsburgh Courier

That Time Jackie Robinson Was a Columnist for the Pittsburgh Courier

With Ken Burns’ two-part Jackie Robinson PBS documentary looming this month, Negro-newspaper sportswriters will return to black America’s consciousness. The Negro press of 1945 to 1948 not only advocated for the desegregation of Major League Baseball but also, for Jackie Robinson’s and the race’s sake, became the de facto public relations wing of his team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, to make sure the “great experiment” succeeded.