Black News

Brooklyn: Black News, 1972. Volume 1, No. 37 of the long-running newsletter.

"Black News" was an entirely volunteer-run newsletter published out of the headquarters of The East, a cultural center and arts organization located at 10 Claver Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The organization was a hub for grassroots activism and community support, providing workshops for adults and day care for children. The building's first floor also served as a jazz club, hosting luminaries such as Sun Ra and Gil Scott-Heron. The organization was the subject of the 2022 documentary film "The Sun Rises in The East," directed by Tayo Giwa and Cynthia Gordy Giwa.

Originally published in October 1969, "Black News" presented a mix of artwork and poetry alongside articles on topics such as Black unity and liberation, police brutality, health and well-being, drug use, corruption in the government, the Back to Africa movement, and the American prison system.

Approximately 8.5 x 11 inches. Side stapled in wrappers. Very Good plus, with moderate age toning and edgewear.


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