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George Curry: A Voice For Black America Passes

Tuesday, August 23, 2016Brother Mustafaa

( passing of George E. Curry, a great defender and supporter of the Black Press and an important editor and journalist, was sudden and difficult for me to hear... 
As was widely reported George E. Curry departed this life Aug. 20 and was 69-years-old. He made an incredible impact on the Black Press through weekly columns and as the leader and editor of Black-owned publications.

There is a difference between Black-owned versus Black-oriented outlets owned by Whites. Mr. Curry knew that and was outspoken about it. He was also clear about calling out Black newspapers that were lackluster or lacking in a commitment to speak the truth, produce a quality product, and stand strong on behalf of Black people.

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