A Groundbreaking Collaboration of the Nation’s Leading Black News Publishers Launches “Word In Black”

The Michigan Chronicle is a proud member of Word In Black a national collaborative of the nations’ leading black publishers focusing on reporting and fostering solutions to racial inequities in America.

The 10 participating publishers along with the Michigan Chronicle are: the New York Amsterdam NewsThe Atlanta VoiceHouston Defender NetworkThe Washington Informer, The Dallas Weekly, St. Louis AmericanThe AFRO American, Seattle Medium, and The Sacramento Observer.

A national website has been developed and a newsletter launched in March 2021 to collect and share important news about the Black experience through reporting about real people and black issues in communities across our country. WIB provides a powerful platform for an array of voices united in one place to examine and address ways to shape how the nation understands and addresses systemic issues of race, justice and equity. It is through collective understanding that we bring about collective impact.


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