Houston Forward Times

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The Houston Forward Times (FT) is a weekly newspaper headquartered in Houston, Texas. It is the largest black-owned newspaper in the city.[1] It is published by the Forward Times Publishing Company, which also publishes other publications such as the Daily Cougar. As of 2014 the FT is one of the few remaining self-printing black newspapers.[2]

Julius Carter started the newspaper, which opened in 1960. Carter died in 1971 and his wife, Lenora Carter, took over operations of the newspaper.[3] 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.[2]

The circulation was 17,970 in the 1990s.[2]

Lenora Carter died on April 10, 2010. In September 2010 the Julius and Lenora Carter Scholarship and Youth Foundation was established.[4]

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  1. ^ Allen, Carol M. "What Came Before" (Chapter 1). In: Allen, Carol M. (editor). Ending Racial Preferences: The Michigan Story (Lexington Studies in Political Communication). Lexington Books, February 5, 2009. ISBN 0739138294, 9780739138298, p. 23.
  2. ^ a b c "Houston Forward Times." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Times Media Kit 2013.pdf Media Kit" (Archive). Houston Forward Times, p. 11/11. Retrieved March 17, 2014.

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