Negro World

Negro World was a weekly newspaper, established in January 1918 in New York City, which served as the voice of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, an organization founded by Marcus Garvey in 1914. For a nickel, readers received a front page editorial by Garvey, along with poetry and articles of international interest to people of African ancestry. Under the editorship of Amy Jacques Garvey, the paper featured a full page called, "Our Women and What They Think".

The paper had a distribution of upwards of five hundred thousand copies weekly at its peak, which included both subscribers and newspaper purchasers. Colonial rulers banned its sales and even possession in their territories. Distribution in foreign countries was conducted through black seamen who would smuggle the paper into such areas. It ceased publication in 1933.

Editors and contributors to the Negro World included:

  • Zora Neale Hurston,
  • Duse Mohamed Ali,
  • Amy Ashwood Garvey,
  • Amy Jacques Garvey,
  • Carter Godwin Woodson,
  • W. A. Domingo,
  • Hubert Henry Harrison,
  • Timothy Thomas Fortune,
  • Arthur Schomburg,
  • John G. Jackson
  • John Edward Bruce,
  • William Henry Ferris,
  • Rev. George Emonei Carter,
  • Norton G. G. Thomas, and
  • Eric Walrond.
The African American press
African American newspapers
  • African-American News and Issues
  • Atlanta Daily World
  • Baltimore Afro-American
  • Black Chronicle
  • Boston Guardian
  • California Eagle
  • Call and Post
  • The Carolina Times
  • Chicago Defender
  • The City Sun
  • The Cleveland Gazette
  • The Colored American
  • Dallas Express
  • The Facts
  • Florida Sentinel Bulletin
  • Freedom's Journal
  • Houston Defender
  • Indianapolis Freeman
  • Indianapolis Recorder
  • Ink newspaper
  • Iowa Bystander
  • Jackson Advocate
  • The Liberator
  • Los Angeles Sentinel
  • The Louisiana Weekly
  • Louisville Defender
  • Louisville Leader
  • Michigan Chronicle
  • The Michigan Citizen
  • The Michigan FrontPage
  • Muhammad Speaks
  • Negro World
  • New Journal and Guide
  • New Orleans Tribune
  • New Pittsburgh Courier
  • New York Amsterdam News
  • North Star
  • The Oakland Post
  • Omaha Star
  • Philadelphia Tribune
  • Pittsburgh Courier
  • Richmond Free Press
  • Richmond Post
  • The Sacramento Observer
  • St. Louis American
  • St. Louis Argus
  • St. Louis Sentinel
  • San Francisco Bay View
  • Savannah Tribune
  • Seattle Medium
  • The Charlotte Post
  • The Equator
  • Tri-State Defender
  • The Village Beat
  • The Washington Afro American
  • The Washington Bee
  • The Washington Informer
  • The Washington Sun
  • The Winter Park Advocate
African American magazines
  • Black Enterprise
  • Black Issues Book Review
  • BLK
  • Clutch
  • The Crisis
  • Ebony
  • Emerge
  • Essence
  • The Fader
  • Fire!!
  • The Horizon
  • Jet
  • King
  • The Negro Digest
  • Right On!
  • The Root
  • Sister 2 Sister
  • Tint
  • Transition Magazine
  • Visions Metro Weekly
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Perry Publishing and Broadcasting
  • Real Times
See also: NABJ Hall of Fame

Other articles related to "negro world, negro, world":

Timothy Thomas Fortune - Fortune and The Negro World
... Fortune went to work as an editor at the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League's house organ, the Negro World, in 1923 ... At its height the Negro World had circulation of over 200,000 ... the most widely distributed newspaper in the world at that time ...
Amy Jacques Garvey - Biography
... to New York in 1917 and soon after became involved with publishing of The Negro World newspaper in Harlem from its inception in August 1918 ... She became the second wife of Negro World publisher, Pan-Africanist and UNIA-ACL President General Marcus Garvey when they married on 27 July 1922 ... During her tenure from 1924 to 1927 as a Negro World associate editor, she added a page called "Our Women and What They Think" ...
Marcus Garvey - Early Years
... Garvey's speeches, and led him to organize the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica in 1914 (Vincent, 1971) ... Garvey named the organization the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities (Imperial) League ... At the National Conference of the Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1921, a Los Angeles delegate named Noah Thompson spoke on the floor complaining on the lack of transparency in the group's ...

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