Publishers, editors and sales executives representing some 200 newspapers will meet to discuss public policy issues facing Black America, and, the economic and business climate’s impact on their newspaper publishing industry and on the Black community.
The Black Press will pay particular attention the Obama Administration’s efforts to fix the nation’s economic woes. Black newspapers say they have a special duty to monitor and explain the President’s Stimulus spending initiatives, ensuring the revenue streams created by stimulus spending reach Black workers, Black businesses, and Black organizations that serve our communities.
The publishers’ convention also pays special attention the health disparities and healthcare reform. A host publishers’ reception Wednesday evening introduces leaders in cultural diversity in Minnesota healthcare, setting the stage for the public highlight of the convention, the Saturday morning Health Disparities and Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting.
The Prayer breakfast features music by The Steeles.