About Us

QUALITY NEWS YOU CAN USE

Welcome to the Dayton Weekly News Website.  The Dayton Weekly News is Dayton, Ohio’s longest running African American News publication.  A title that we are very proud to possess.  Following in the footsteps of past publishers of minority newspapers like Paul Laurence Dunbar, who published Dayton's first African American newspaper, The Tattler, gives us a sense of pride that cannot be described.

 

​In 1993 Don G. Black noticed a void in the African-American community.  That void was the lack of a print publication that accurately covered news and events happening in Dayton’s African-American community.  This void of left residents with only news whose slant was often negatively biased towards the communities in which they lived, socialized, worked and worshiped.  As a lifelong resident and entrepreneur in the Dayton community, Don Black knew that there were good things happening that just weren’t being reported.  He decided to do something about it. 

 

On November 23, 1993 the first issue of the Dayton Weekly rolled off the presses. Until his death on April 6, 2020, Black worked tirelessly, daily, to fulfill the mission of the Dayton Weekly News, which is to provide Dayton with a better view of itself.  Every Thursday since that first issue, the Dayton Weekly has  delivered news and information geared towards Dayton’s African-American community covering local politics, health, education, business, community news, religion, sports and entertainment.

 

We will continue to follow in the footsteps of Paul Laurence Dunbar and build upon the legacy left by Don G. Black. We will work hard to provide a voice for the African American community and to deliver positive news you can use, in print and now online.

Staff

Founder& Publisher Emeritus

1993-2020

Don G. Black

Publisher, Advertising Director

Donerik G. Black

donerikblack@daytonweeklyonline.com

937-397-7796

Production Manager

Brenda Coleman

daytonweek@aol.com

937-223-8060

Community Liaison 

Latonya Victoria

latonya.victoria@gmail.com

937-271-8704

Columnist / Feature Writer

Reggie Henderson

reggie_henderson@outlook.com

937-602-4264

Distribution Manager

Ras Calhoun

daytonweek@aol.com

937-223-8060

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The Dayton Weekly News

1501 North Main Street

Dayton, Ohio 45405

937-223-8060

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