Who We Are - Welcome to the Dayton Weekly News Website. The Dayton Weekly News is Dayton’s longest running African American News publication. A title that we are very proud to possess. Following in the footsteps of past publishers of minority newspapers like Paul Laurence Dunbar, who published Dayton's first African American newspaper called, "The Tattler" gives us a sense of pride that cannot be described.
For over 25 years the mission of the Dayton Weekly News has been to provide the Greater Dayton community with a better view of itself. Each week the Dayton Weekly News delivers positive news and information that covers every facet of our urban community.
In 1993 Don Black realized that there was a void in the African-American community. That void was the lack of a print publication that accurately covered news and events going on in Dayton’s African-American community. This void of left residents with news whose slant was often negatively biased towards the communities they lived, socialized, worked and worshiped in. Being a lifelong resident and entrepreneur in the Dayton community, Don Black knew that there were good things going on in the community, they just weren’t being reported on. It was in the fall of 1993 when Black decided to do something about it. On November 23, 1993 the first issue of the Dayton Weekly rolled off the presses. Until his death on April 6, 2020, Don Black worked tirelessly each day to fulfill the mission of the Dayton Weekly News, which is to provide Dayton with a better view of itself. Each week the Dayton Weekly delivers news and information geared towards Dayton’s African-American community in the areas of health, education, business, community news, religion, sports and entertainment. Thank you for visiting our site. We will continue to work hard to provide positive news you can use.