The AFRO-American Newspaper Company will have a new address beginning Nov. 30, from which it will continue its long legacy of producing award-winning news of interest to African-Americans.
The 125-year old company will complete the move to its new location at 1531 South Edgewood Street in the Caton 95 Office Park at the end of November. The new headquarters continues the AFRO’s successful navigation of the shifting digital trends that have redefined the news business worldwide.
“Over the past five years we have come to recognize that the changes wrought by the digital revolution have reduced the amount of office space required for our continuing operations,” said Jake Oliver, AFRO CEO and Publisher.
“We are excited about the opportunities that operating in a more cohesive setting will provide us,” Oliver added. “We will maintain exploring the many technologies the digital environment is constantly unveiling in order to improve and grow our digital reach to AFRO readers across the United States and around the world.”
The family-owned business was founded in 1892 by former slave John H. Murphy Sr., and today is the number one news source for African-Americans. The AFRO currently reaches more than 684,000 readers on Facebook, making it one of the most digitally-followed Black publications in the country.
The AFRO will continue to publish in print and online with no interruption of service to its readers or advertisers during its move to the new location. The sale of the AFRO’s existing location at 2519 N. Charles Street in Baltimore was completed on Oct. 30.