John H. Johnson begins publishing Ebony.


The first Black news reporter on an American network television station, Mal Goode of ABC-TV, covers Cuban missile crisis.


The first Black news woman assigned to cover the Vietnam War is Ethel Payne, a Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender.


Howard University Press is established.


The Black Press Archives and Gallery of Distinguished Newspaper Publishers in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University is established.


The first commercially licensed Black-owned television station in the U.S., WGPR-TV in Detroit begins to broadcast.

The National Association of Black Journalists is formed.


The first African American national television network news anchor, for ABC-TV, is Max Robinson.


Black Entertainment Television in Washington, D.C., started by Robert L. Johnson, becomes the first national cable television service owned and operated by Black Americans.

Acquired by Howard University, WHMM is the only Black-owned public educational television station in the U.S.


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