Since we launched the newsletter in June, a timely opinion piece by one of our 10 publishers has led each installment. Topics have included Juneteenth, gun violence, the Olympics and the new school year.

We have now gone through a complete cycle, hearing from all 10 publishers. Here are the essays in order of publishing:

Photograph by Tim Mudd on Unsplash

Texas Native Son talks Juneteenth: Better Late Than Never
by Patrick Washington, CEO and publisher of The Dallas Weekly

Black Lives Matter: A Self-Evident Truth
by Hiram Jackson, CEO and publisher of Real Times Media, which includes The Michigan Chronicle

Photograph courtesy of The Atlanta Voice

The Other Pandemic: Gun Violence and the Death of Black Children
by Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer

Why I’ll be cheering extra hard during these Olympics
by Larry Lee, publisher of the Sacramento Observer

The Power of Us: Confronting a Nation in Denial
by Sonny Messiah Jiles, CEO and publisher of the Houston Defender Network

Pushing Back Against the BIPOC Umbrella
by Chris B. Bennett, CEO and publisher of The Seattle Medium

Elinor Tatum and her daughter Willa at a climate change march in 2019.

The job of the Black-owned Press is to educate, enlighten, inform and if we have time, entertain
by Janis Ware, publisher of The Atlanta Voice

“Mommy, I’m scared!”
by Elinor Tatum, publisher of The Amsterdam News

Stakes are high for all of Black America in California recall vote
by Donald M Suggs, publisher and owner of The St. Louis American

Believe It or Not: Maryland Paid for Black Students to Study Out of State
by Frances “Toni” Draper, publisher of AFRO