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African American Studies: Newspapers

Weekly newspapers in EthnicNewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch  (1960+)   Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish), full-text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.

Weekly newspapers in Newsbank

Newsbank Access World News provides full text to international, national, and regional newspapers, including several important African American publications listed below. 

Weekly newspapers in Proquest

Below is a selection of newspapers available in Proquest Central.   The database contains 50 major African, African American, and Caribbean newspapers.  Coverage varies. 

Internet news sites

Black America

 “A timely and credible source for news and information covering all aspects of daily life, featuring a wide array of viewpoints and perspectives.”

Daily digest of news, weekly and daily African American newspapers, and news web sites.

The Black

“The latest Black News headlines continuously updated from thousands of African American and major news sources around the Web.”

Black Voice News

“The Black Voice News is a weekly newspaper published on Thursday by Brown Publishing Company.”

Huffpost Black Voices


“The Loop21 offers insight, resources, and opinions on African American issues.”

News One for Black America

“News and information for and about Blacks in America, including original stories, diverse opinions, photos, videos and polls.”


“Founded in 2008 under the leadership of professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root offers a fresh take on breaking news, as well as solid analysis of politics, social issues and culture.”