The AFRO’s Celebration Gala brought together and recognized the Founders, Leaders, and Supporters of The AFRO News, who share a demonstrated commitment to the achievements made by The AFRO News Publication in the last 130 Years. A few reflections on our momentous occasion from Editor & Publisher, page 6 , Local Media Association Word In Black, as well as from Congressman Kweisi Mfume and Google produced a video highlighting our work as we grow digital revenue, you can watch here.

Wow, what a celebration! It was a great gala!! The room was full, the entertainment was top notch and the congratulatory videos (return back here to view them over the next couple of days) were heartwarming and well done. Oh, the food was good too! 

Enjoy additional photos here and below – Note: you will be asked to enter in an email address

Thanks to the gala planning committee (see the souvenir journal below for names) and to our event planner CarVer productions, led by Nicole Kirby. And, what can I say about the souvenir journal,  the special edition, the pre-gala promos, and videos? Team AFRO worked tirelessly to make the gala the success that it was— so much so that Mr. Moses Newson at 95 (our oldest surviving AFRO journalist)didn’t want to leave! 

AFRO front page
1968
AFRO Advertising Staff 1945
Linotypes: Robinson, Young, Hammond & Lewis undated
DJ Kid Capri, Dana Peck & MPECKABLE
AFRO Charities Swag click to order
AFRO Swag Click to order
AFRO Newsies, 1929
Moses Newson and daughter
Order the keepsake
cookbook here

Please share your photos on social media: Tag @afronews and use hashtags #afro130

Several framed images from the AFRO Archives were available for sale – descriptions can be found here.

Please enjoy a few of the video messages we received honoring our recent milestone!