At the height of the entertainment industry’s awards’ season, The Houston Forward Times is spotlighting some of the most exciting local and national entertainment and fashion stories. From television series’ debuts and profiles of Houston residents nominated for NAACP Image Awards to awards’ season fashion, the newspaper is dishing the latest Hollywood scoop.
“We still remain committed to covering poignant and thought-provoking local and national news stories that our readers have an interest in, including local politics, profiles of local community leaders, the future of healthcare in the U.S. and much more,” said Karen Carter Richards, chief executive officer and publisher.“But many of our millennial readers are greatly interested in entertainment, fashion and popular culture, so we’re committed to making sure that we keep our fingers on the pulse of these news categories as well.”
2016 marks The Houston Forward Times’ 56th year as the largest independently owned and published African American newspaper in the southern United States. Even today, it continues to be the strongest voice for African Americans in Houston and boasts an impressive legacy built on the quality of its news coverage and its leadership team’s active role in the community. In addition to its reputation for excellence in journalism and investigative reporting, the newspaper has also earned a reputation for its dedication to providing financial aid and internship opportunities to African American college students pursuing careers in journalism, graphic design and advertising.
The Houston Forward Times’ 2016 media kit is currently available online and provides a detailed overview of its readership of over 250,000. The newspaper helps advertisers effectively reach the local African American population via print, web and mobile. Upcoming special editions include the popular Women’s History month, Mother’s Day and Juneteenth issues. In addition to traditional print ads, social media blasts, email blasts and video commercials are also available.
“Our growth has remained consistent with the growth of the African American population in Houston and we are the most trusted source of news that directly impacts African-Americans and expresses their point of view,” said Carter Richards. “We are appreciative of the loyalty of our subscribers and our advertisers and look forward to their continued support in 2016 and beyond.”
For more information about The Houston Forward Times, visit www.forwardtimesonline.com. The Houston Forward Times is available at CVS, Fiesta, Kroger, Walgreens and HEB, and select Randalls and Wal-Mart locations.
One-year and two-year subscriptions of the newspaper are available for $42 and $72 respectively. Advertising rates are available in the newspaper’s downloadable media kit or call 713.526.4727