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Applause Magazine
General f301.451 A648
Applause Magazine began as a one-time publication during the 1986 Kool Jazz Festival, listing other African American events happening in the city of Cincinnati. The publication was in calendar format. The response from Cincinnati residents was so positive that another edition was issued at the end of December 1986. In 1989, the publication changed to a magazine style format, and by the next year, its circulation had reached 10,000 issues. The magazine has feature articles of interest to the African American community, a business section, opinion columns and a calendar of events. View catalog record   Request slip
Cincinnati Herald
Since 1955, the Cincinnati Herald has been Cincinnati’s premiere African American newspaper. The Herald was started by Gerald Porter to fill the void he felt was left after Wendell Dabney’s Union ceased publication in 1952. Marjorie Porter continued as the newspaper's publisher after Gerald's death in 1963. More information
Cincinnati Human Relations Commission Black Directory
By the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission
Pamphlets f301.451 C574h
This Black Directory is described as a "compendium of civic, civil rights, cultural, educational, historical, media, progessional, religious and social groups in Cincinnati." It was published by the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission in 1987. View catalog record   Request slip
Cincinnati’s Black Peoples : A Chronology and Bibliography, 1787-1982
By Lyle Koehler
General f305.8 C574k
This work, prepared by Lyle Koehler in 1986, is a chronological arrangement of events from the African American experience in Cincinnati from 1787 to 1982. It covers the areas of education, housing, music, population and politics. For each year or span of years, he lists significant events for those categories. View catalog record   Request slip
Cincinnati's Colored Citizens
By Wendell P. Dabney
General 301.451 D114, 1988
This book by Wendell P. Dabney covers the history of African Americans in Cincinnati and includes sketches of prominent African American citizens living in Cincinnati in 1926. View catalog record   Request slip
NIP Magazine
Frederick T. Suggs, Sr. began this publication in 1955 to make the public aware of his photographs of the Cincinnati African American community. He felt the photos showed a segment of society which was missing from textbooks and other current publications. The subjects include education, religion, business, politics, and sports. Suggs served as publisher, editor and CEO until 1990 when he sold the publication to Howard and Ruby Bond, who later sold it to Sesh Communications. The name of the magazine was changed to Njema in 1998. For holdings of this publication see :
NIP (1955-1979) View catalog record   Request slip
Nip Magazine (1984-1991) View catalog record   Request slip
NIP: News in Pictures (1992-1997) View catalog record   Request slip
Njema Magazine (1998) View catalog record   Request slip
People and Events in the History of Cincinnati's Negroes
By David L. Calkins
Mss VF 93
This is a brief chronology of events and important "firsts" for African Americans in Cincinnati from 1800 to 1969. Request slip
Pride Magazine
General f301.451 P947
Benjamin Simpson founded Pride magazine in 1968. He sought to portray a positive image of the African American community in Cincinnati. The publication focuses on pertinent events in the city along with book reviews, sports and editorials. Due to financial difficulty, Simpson was forced to sell the magazine in 1978. Publication of the magazine ceased shortly after it was sold. View catalog record   Request slip
SuccessGuide Cincinnati/Dayton: The Guide to Black Resources
General f650 S942
This is a 1993 guide to African American resources, including clubs and organizations, leaders in the community, volunteers, job opportunities, list of businesses and services, marketing strategies, index of individuals, etc. View catalog record   Request slip
Tri-State Talk Magazine
General 301.451 T819
Tri-State Talk Magazine was started in 1996 by Frederick T. Suggs, Sr. The size and format of the publication is similar to his publication, NIP, which he started in 1955 and then sold in 1990. The focus is on African American events, businesses, and religion in the Cincinnati area. The publication ceased with his death in 2002. View catalog record   Request slip
The Union
Edited by Wendell P. Dabney
Micro 071.771 U58
This weekly African American newspaper was started in 1907 by Wendell P. Dabney as a voice for African Americans in Cincinnati. The paper ran until shortly after Dabney's death in 1952. A partial collection of issues from 1923-1952 is available. View catalog record   Request slip

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