Houston Forward Times
The Houston Forward Times (FT) is a weekly newspaper headquartered in Houston, Texas. It is the largest black-owned newspaper in the city. It is published by the Forward Times Publishing Company, which also publishes other publications such as the Daily Cougar. As of 2014 this newspaper is one of the few remaining self-printing black newspapers.
Julius Carter started the newspaper, which opened in 1960. Julius Carter died in 1971 and his wife, Lenora Carter, took over operations of the newspaper. The Forward Times Publishing Company began publishing it in 1977. She continued to publish and edit the newspaper, and was continuing to do so in the 1990s.
The circulation was 17,970 in the 1990s.
Lenora Carter died on April 10, 2010. In September 2010 the Julius and Lenora Carter Scholarship and Youth Foundation was established.
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- Amy Helene Forss (1 January 2014). Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989. U of Nebraska Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-8032-4954-7.
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