Black in the Day…EXTRA…EXTRA read all About it!!!

October 4, 1864:   On this day the first Black owned and operated newspaper was founded. The New Orleans Tribune is a newspaper serving the African-American community of New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as the name of a bilingual publication that served the area in the 1860s. The current publication was founded in 1985. The Tribune is published by McKenna Publishing Co., which also publishes The Blackbook, a community directory of African-American businesses, and Welcome, a guide for Black tourists to New Orleans. The original and only other version of The New Orleans Tribune became America’s first Black daily…