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About Us

The Bay State Banner is an African American owned news weekly that reports on the political, economic, social and cultural issues that are of interest to African American and English speaking Latinos in Boston and throughout New England. In addition to our weekly newspaper, we have daily updated content on our digital platform, as well as specialty publications Be Healthy and Banner Biz. Be Healthy has won national awards for excellence in health care coverage. Started in 1965 by Melvin B. Miller, a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, the Banner provides its estimated 120,000 weekly print readers and 300,000 online readers with reports on a mix of local,national, international news and cultural events. The Banner is the newspaper of record for this community and has chronicled the struggles and successes of the last 50 years.