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Celebrate 38 Years with Black Voice News

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By Kiandrea Wilson –

The Black Voice News will be celebrating 38 years of publishing and community outreach in the Inland Empire by publishing a Special Edition of the Black Voice News on July 29, 2010.

In the spirit of the Black Press of America, the mission and value driven philosophy has given voice to the voiceless and disenfranchised. BVN has been consistent in their fight for social justice and equality.

BVN was first founded and published by Ardess E. Lilly, Jr. and a group of UCR students in 1972, which were dissatisfied with the lack of Black coverage in the local media.

The paper continued to be published until 1978 when he took a job with the California Conservation Corps, a 400 mile move from home.

Current Publishers Hardy and Cheryl Brown created the Brown Publishing Company in 1980 and bought the newspaper after volunteering for numerous Black newspapers in San Bernardino.

"The Black Voice and the other Black newspapers are important and relevant because they always have the option of telling our story and pleading our cause. That was and is my vision for the Black Voice and the other local Black newspapers, the protectors of liberty and justice for all,” said Hardy Brown, Publisher.

Please come join the Black Voice News as we celebrate 38 years of community news, community involvement, and affecting change. For information on the 38th Celebration of the Black Voice News, contact Anna Wenger at (951)-682- 6070.

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