July 3, 2020         
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Slams Delaware Department of Correction and Governor Carney for Politicizing Mask Donations   •   nTIDE June 2020 Jobs Report: Numbers up but COVID Spikes May Impact Economic Recovery   •   Hormel Foods Announces Inspired Giving Commitment to Support Equity and Education   •   e.l.f. Beauty Announces Agreement with Marathon Partners   •   Coty Names Sue Y. Nabi Chief Executive Officer   •   Nintendo Download: Invert Your Aim, Invert Your World   •   Trend Micro and Girls in Tech Partner to Help Close the Gender Gap in the Technology Industry   •   Smarter Homes. Better Life. - Covia and the Ziegler Link•age Funds Look to the Future of Middle-Market Senior Living   •   Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Donates $50,000 to National Urban League   •   How Race And Implicit Bias Impact The Practice Of Law   •   Support for Canada's Forest Sector Economic Recovery   •   Proposition 21! – California Rent Control Ballot Measure Now Heads to Voters in November as Campaign Rolls Out 200+ Endors   •   All TTR Employees Get 12 Weeks Paid Parenting Leave   •   AJC, Lithuanian Jewish Community Urge Seimas Not to Honor Lithuanian Wartime Activist   •   Top Local Atlanta Executives and Leaders Join Women in Technology to Host Inaugural Virtual Gala, WIT Connect 2020   •   Chicago Gen Z Tech Activist Launches Dollar Campaign to Fund Virtual CS Summer Camp for 1,000 Black Youth During Dangerous Times   •   The ODP Corporation Releases 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report   •   Most Americans Not Very Comfortable Returning to Restaurants, Retail Stores and Hotels for Next Three Months, Survey Shows   •   P&G to Webcast Discussion of Fourth Quarter 2019/20 Earnings Results on July 30   •   GrillGirl.com Launches “Grill School,” a Virtual Grilling Series to Empower Everyone to Learn to Grill
Bookmark and Share

Afro-American Newspapers Partner With Google



BALTIMORE, MD -- The AFRO-American Newspapers, one of the nation’s
oldest news organizations dedicated to covering the African American community, has created a
comprehensive collection of over a million articles that captures the African American
experience in business, civil rights, education, health, law, and sports beginning in the late 19th
century. Google partnered with the AFRO and helped to digitize the newspaper’s historic
archives and make them searchable on-line and available to anyone, anywhere in the world.
 
“It took us over 10 years to develop and fine tune the concept to make the AFRO’s Archive site a
reality and Google played a key role,” said publisher Jake Oliver. “The site includes original
page views of complete editions of the newspaper dating back to the early 1900s and in-depth
coverage of important stories such as the events of the arrests and national spectacle surrounding
Scottsboro Boys trials, the entertainment coverage of Black movies stars such as Dorothy
Dandridge, the Army’s use of the Tuskegee Airmen (Fighting 99th) in World War II, coverage of
the Little Rock 9 Integration in 1954 and many other events that helped to shape the black
community.”

Researchers, students, historians, teachers, and other groups can use the Archives to trace family
roots, develop talking points, craft speeches and gather information on a myriad of topics that
affected African Americans.  

“The AFRO has one of the most comprehensive collections of African American history in the
world,” said Oliver, the great grandson of the newspaper’s founder John H. Murphy, Sr. “The
AFRO is an American institution and has a huge repository of information that can be used while
blogging, or when someone is on Facebook to post quotes and with Twitter. Now, with our new
mobile iPhone application, the AFRO’s Archives can be accessed instantly by students at school,
researchers and anyone who has a thirst to learn and understand.”

The AFRO-American Newspaper, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the oldest African
American family-owned newspaper in the nation. Founded in 1892 by John H. Murphy, Sr. “the
AFRO” has grown to become the leading news provider for African Americans in Baltimore and
the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The AFRO publishes three editions-Baltimore,
Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County Maryland. In addition, it publishes the online
Afro.com and supports several community outreach programs including Mrs. Santa, Clean Green
Block and Character Education. With on-line, national and local news, the AFRO has more than
500,000 readers.

STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News