The Charlotte Post

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Charlotte Post
TypeWeekly newspaper
Formatbroadsheet
PublisherThe Charlotte Post Publishing Company
Editor-in-chiefHerbert White
Founded1878
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters5118 Princess St. Charlotte, NC 28269
Circulation22,305[1]
Sister newspapersThe Triangle Tribune
OCLC number17635192
WebsiteOfficial website

The Charlotte Post, founded in 1878, is an American, English language weekly newspaper that targets the African-American community in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. The Post is read by thousands of area residents and has earned numerous national and local journalism and service awards. The newspaper is owned by The Charlotte Post Publishing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina.[2][3]

History[edit]

The paper is regarded as a leading provider of news and entertainment coverage from a Black perspective.[4]

It is a weekly broadsheet that at one time sold for $1 a copy, as well as distributed at no charge at dark green vendor boxes located in Uptown Charlotte and throughout the city primarily in African-American neighborhoods.

The Charlotte Post is published by The Charlotte Post Publishing Company. A sister newspaper, The Triangle Tribune, serves the Research Triangle area.[1][5]

The Charlotte Post Foundation[edit]

The Charlotte Post Foundation is a 501c3 foundation that provides services to uplift and empower people in underserved communities through educational programs. They provide after school programs for elementary children in Title I schools, offer community convening sessions to discuss issues impacting at risk communities and give scholarships to African American students. [6]

The Post Foundation operates through three distinct programs: corrective education programs, community education programs and continuing education programs. The Educational Programs are specifically intended for elementary school students. The Community Education Programs allow for discussion on relevant community issues. The Continuing Education Programs provide scholarships for students to continue pursuing higher education. [7] 

The Charlotte Post Staff[edit]

The Charlotte Post is run by a group of individuals, including the following.[8]

  • Gerald Johnson—Publisher & CEO
  • Robert Johnson—Publisher & GM
  • Herbert White—Editor In Chief
  • Bonitta Best—Managing Editor
  • Ashley Mahoney—Multimedia Journalist
  • Patrice Johnson—Virtual Illustrations
  • Linda Johnson—Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Tania Johnson—Receptionist

Archives Available[edit]

Back issues of The Charlotte Post are now available digitally thanks to Johnson C. Smith University. The digitized issues are available online and cover 1930-2006, with the majority of issues covering 1971-2006.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Media Kit Local" (PDF). The Charlotte Post Publishing Company. June 3, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "About Charlotte Post". www.thecharlottepost.com. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  3. ^ "The Charlotte Post". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "About Charlotte Post". www.thecharlottepost.com. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  5. ^ "The Triangle Tribune". Library of Congress. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "The Post Foundation - The Post Foundation". www.thepostfoundation.org. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  7. ^ "The Post Foundation - The Post Foundation". www.thepostfoundation.org. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  8. ^ "Charlotte Post Contacts". www.thecharlottepost.com. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  9. ^ "Charlotte Post is now available". DigitalNC. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  10. ^ "The Charlotte Post (Charlotte, N.C.)". Retrieved 2020-05-07.

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