The AFRO American Newspapers
2519 North Charles Street
Recognizing the strength of our history, the AFRO-American company strives to be a profitable, innovative communications company that benefits customers, employees and stockholders.
• To preserve, gather, and disseminate information of significance to people of African descent through quality products and services.
To empower, enrich, and improve the community.
Industry: Multimedia Communications
Established on August 13, 1892, by John H. Murphy, Sr., The Afro-American Newspaper is the nation's longest-running African-American, family-owned newspaper and with more than 100,000 readers, it is the leading African-American news source in the Baltimore/Washington region.
For 17 years, Mr. Oliver has led the newspaper a strictly print vehicle to a multimedia company. Under his leadership, the AFRO is reaching beyond the African-American community by using radio programs, television partnerships and the Internet. Through these vehicles the AFRO is able to increase its presence in the market, as well as its revenue and its community support. The newspaper sponsors three community programs: Afro-Clean Block, Afro-Mrs. Santa, and Character Education.
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