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On this date in 1884, Christopher Perry founded the Black Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest continually published non-church newspaper, and one of the first black newspapers in America.
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), at its 68th Annual Merit Award Ceremony in Louisville, in 2008, presented its highest honor, the John B. Russwurm Award for "Best Newspaper," to The Tribune. In seven of the last twelve years, The Tribune has been named the nation's best Black newspaper at the award ceremony.
The newspaper, headquartered in Philadelphia, is currently led by its publisher, Robert W. Bogle.
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Fifteenth Edition.
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