Black Voice News

Giving a voice to the voiceless
while shining a light on systemic inequities and disparities since 1972.

As a newspaper that publishes in the spirit of the Black Press, the Black Voice News has given voice to the voiceless and shined a light on systemic inequities and disparities since 1972.

With a focus on advocacy, solutions-oriented and data-driven reporting, the Black Voice has addressed issues from disparities in health, education and wealth to police violence, social justice, and civil rights battles. And for over four decades the dedicated team of journalists and community reporters have commented on and chronicled some of the most important stories impacting the lives of Black Californians, and given “voice” to the community while expanding its scope of civic involvement.

A property of Voice Media Ventures, The Black Voice News is legally adjudicated in the County of Riverside and is published by Brown Publishing Co. LLC.

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett


Research Acumen, Content Creation, and Evaluation

Comprised of experts hailing from diverse academic and professional backgrounds enthusiastically engaged in media strategies, journalism innovation, technological development, and content creation.

Paulette Brown-Hinds, PhD


Marla Matime

COO & Project Director

Stephanie Williams

Managing Editor

Candice Mays

Researcher & Mapping Black
California Project Director

Professor Rickerby Hinds

Multi-Media Director

Chuck Bibbs

Digital Director
& Cartographer

Bergis Jules

Strategic Partnerships
& Social Media Strategist

Andrew Hardin

Multi-Media Producer

Professor Anthony Jerry


Alexander Brown-Hinds


Christen Irving

Project Assistant

Saida Maalin


Chris Allen

Creative Director & Graphic Artist

Suzie Morris

General Manager

Monica Vicuna

Voice Cares Project Manager

Hardy Brown II

Director, Black Voice Foundation

Benoit Malphettes


Kathy Malphettes


Hardy Brown

Emeritus Publisher (1980-2012)

Cheryl Brown

Emeritus Publisher (1980-2012)

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela


Over 45 Years of Real Community News

Forty-five years ago, a group of African American students on the campus of the University of California, Riverside (UCR) grew frustrated because their stories were not being told. That frustration gave birth to the Black Voice News.

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