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Chicago's trailblaizing Black photojournalists discuss their work

Chicago Tribune September 29, 2023

Obsidian Wants To Be The ‘Getty Images’ of Black Archives With An NFT Twist, June 23, 2022

How the Obsidian Collection Is Bringing Black History Into the Metaverse

Vogue, June 16, 2022

Obsidian Collection Offers Newly Minted NFTs

The Weekly Citizen, February 15, 2022

Forbes 50 Over 50 Vision:  Angela Ford

Forbes, August 16, 2021

Pre-Development Fund: Obsidian Collection Archives

The Chicago Community Trust, July 19, 2021


Obsidian Collection buys Lu Palmer Mansion at $1.25 million, now needs zoning change

Chicago Sun-Times, May 6, 2021


In Bronzeville, A Push To Preserve Historic Lu Palmer Mansion — And Chicago’s Black Media Legacy

Block Club Chicago, March 3, 2021

1972 Black National Political Convention maintains legacy today

WGN Chicago, February 22, 2021

Reporters of Color are Declaring Independence

Washington Monthly, November/December 2020


Part one: A brief history of Black-owned news media

The Idea, Atlantic Magazine, June 8, 2020


Before the lottery went legit, Policy bets reigned supreme

WGN Chicago, February 6, 2020


Photographs Help Preserve Chicago’s African American History

CBS 2 Chicago, October 13, 2019

A Tale Of Two Black Communities: New York City’s Harlem and Chicago’s Bronzeville.

CBS 2 Chicago, October 12, 2019

Digitizing Black Narratives at DuSable Museum

NABJ Chicago Chapter, September 15, 2019


The Chicago Defender... hits newstands for the last time

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, July 10, 2019

The Chicago Defender, Legendary Black Newspaper Prints Last Copy

The New York Times, July 9, 2019

Report Outlines State of Black Press

Nonprofit Quarterly, March 6, 2019


Hear's the State of African American Media Today

Neiman Lab, March 1, 2019

New Report: An Importance of an Independent Black Media Presence

The Democracy Fund, February 28, 2019

The Obsidian Collection: A Chicagoan's Mission to Preserve Black Historic Images

Chicago Sun-Times, February 26, 2019

Black People need to "monetize" our culture.

Black America Web, August 8, 2018

Chicago Nonprofit Lifts Up History of Black Media

Nonprofit Quarterly, June 12, 2018

The Archives of Historic Black Newspapers Are Going Digital

Smithsonian, June 11, 2018

Obsidian Collection Archives is digitizing the rich legacy of the black press

Mic, June 8, 2018

The Lost Newspaper Archives of Black Chicago Are Now at Your Fingertips

Atlas Obscura, June 7, 2018

Nonprofit Teams Up With Google To Share Historical Black Newspapers’ Archives

WBEZ, June 6, 2018

Google Is Helping To Digitize The Archives Of Historically Black Newspapers For The World To View For Free

Essence, June 5, 2018

This Black Newspaper Archive Is Bringing All Of Its Records On Black History Online For Free

BLAVITY, June 4, 2018

The Obsidian Collection of Digitized Images Depicting African American Life Launches on Google Arts & Culture

Milwaukee Community Journal, June 4, 2018

How the Obsidian Collection Is Bringing Black Newspapers to Google

Chicago Magazine, June 4, 2018

New Project To Digitize Historic Black Newspapers For Posterity

Your Black World, June 6, 2018

This nonprofit has teamed with Google to digitize historically Black newspapers

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, June 6, 2018

Google Is Helping To Digitize The Archives Of Historically Black Newspapers For The World To View For Free

W S Tale, June 5, 2018

The Obsidian Collection, an African-American Newspaper Archive, to Put Its Records Online For Free

Black News Zone, June 4, 2018

Digitization Projects: “How the Obsidian Collection is Bringing Black Newspapers to Google”

Info Docket, June 8, 2018

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