Washington D.C.– With 187 newspapers leading the voice of the Black community in the United States, publishers from the outlets convened in Washington D.C. during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference to not only push Black progression, but also to honor figures in the Black Community that have stood for equality and perseverance.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association is scheduled to hold their annual National Leadership Rewards Reception on Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel in Northwest D.C. The reception is slated to honor individuals who have shown continuous support of the Black Press and the Black Community.

As the largest Black-owned media resource in the United States, the NNPA is led by Ben Chavis, Jr., president and CEO, and Dorothy R. Leavelle, chairman of the board.
View live video from the reception on the AFRO’s Facebook page.