Tonight, the Black Press of America will embark on its unprecedented plan to thoroughly cover the 2020 Presidential Election, the most consequential in U.S. history.
Throughout the evening, staff members from many of the 230 publications and media companies in the Black Press family will join the broadcast to provide updates from battleground and swing states like Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, Arizona, Virginia, and California.
Beginning at 7 p.m. EST, the Black Press will broadcast live over several social media channels. Viewers can witness history by tuning in to Facebook.com/BlackPressUSA, and BlackPressUSATV on YouTube.
Al McFarlane, publisher and founder of Insight News (Minneapolis-St. Paul), will join the 10PM panel. Insight News will share the stream over their social media platforms on Facebook (Insight News and Conversations with Al McFarlane) and Twitter.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office said they were working to block time for his appearance. Among the long list of individuals scheduled to participate are former Vermont Governor and one-time Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Texas Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Illinois Democratic Congressman Danny K. Davis, Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, and Black Women’s Roundtable Convener Melanie Campbell.
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Political Correspondent Lauren Burke, NNPA Columnist and Houston Forward Times Associate Editor Jeffrey Boney, Washington Informer Editor D. Kevin McNeir, Mississippi Link Editor Edelia “Dr. Jay” Carthan, Texas Metro News Correspondent Ashley Moss, NNPA Columnist Charlene Cromwell, Los Angeles Sentinel Editor Brandon Brooks, AFRO DC Editor Micha Green and correspondent Alexis Taylor also plan to join the unprecedented broadcast.
NNPA Chair Karen Carter Richards and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will help kick-off coverage at 7 p.m. EST.
“I’m so excited about this,” said Richards, who is also publisher and CEO of the Houston Forward Times. “This goes to show how powerful the Black Press of America is, especially when we work together.”
“This is the most important election in history, and it’s important that the Black Press covers this and the progress of Black Americans and provides an interpretation of the events involved in our progress,” Chavis declared.
“No other print or digital media serves in this role quite like the Black Press.”
Source: Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent