The National Newspaper Publishers Association Celebrates its 195th Year of the Black Press in New Orleans

The National Newspaper Publishers Association celebrated their 195th Anniversary of the Black Press at its Annual June Convention held this year in New Orleans, LA with a record attendance. This was the first time that the NNPA met since the Pandemic two years ago. They were wined and dined by the local NNPA publishers, Beverly McKenna, Publisher, New Orleans Tribune, Renette Dejoie-Hall President and Publisher, Louisiana Weekly, and Terry Jones, Publisher, New Orleans Data News Weekly, NNPA’s Convention Chairman, and Member of the NNPA Board of Directors. Entertained by local talents Sharon Martin and Michael Ward and World Famed Stephanie Mills.

President Benjamin Chavis at the podium, with Chairman Karen Carter-Richardson, Terry Jones, Convention Chairman in background

Chairman Karen Carter-Richardson at the podium with Terry Jones in background

Pictured L-R – Royce Duplessis, Renette Dejoie-Hall, Karen Carter-Richardson, Helena Moreno, Benjamin Chavis, Oliver Thomas, and Terry Jones.

Beverly McKenna, New Orleans Tribune and Dr. Dwight McKenna, N.O. Coroner

Terry Jones at the podium with Benjamin Chavis and Karen Carter-Richardson in background

Reverend Fred Luter, Jr., Pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

Stephanie Mills

The Gumbolia Band performed with the Indians. Big Chief Juan Pardo, Golden Comanche Tribe and Big Chief Kevin Goodman, Flaming Arrows Tribe

Terry B. Jones and son Gabriel Jones

Terry Jones and his oldest son, Glenn Chayil Jones

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