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MDBMSC has Acquired the Omaha Star

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center (MDBMSC) intends to build on the legacy of the Omaha Star’s past publishers, starting with founder Mildred D. Brown, her niece Marguerita Washington and most recently Phyllis Hicks, to help the oldest black female founded and owned newspaper still publishing in the U.S. meet the challenges of a digital age while maintaining and growing its print publication base.

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The Omaha Star is the oldest black female founded and owned newspaper still publishing in the U.S.

MDBMSC has Acquired the Omaha Star

Mildred Brown meets President Johnson

The Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center is pleased to announce that effective April 11, 2019 it has purchased the assets of the Omaha Star for its continued growth and revitalization.
Mildred Brown meets President Johnson

Founded by former Star Publisher Marguerita Washington, MDBMSC is a tax-exempt nonprofit that has preserved the archives of the Omaha Star and promoted educational opportunities for youth through a Junior Journalist program and college scholarships.

MDBMSC intends to build on the legacy of the Omaha Star’s past publishers, starting with founder Mildred D. Brown, her niece Marguerita Washington and most recently Phyllis Hicks, to help the oldest black female founded and owned newspaper still publishing in the U.S. meet the challenges of a digital age while maintaining and growing its print publication base.

The Omaha Star is the oldest black female founded and owned newspaper still publishing in the U.S.

The Omaha Star is the oldest black female founded and owned newspaper still publishing in the U.S.

MDBMSC is also pleased to announce that Frankie Jean Williams will be serving as Editor and Interim Publisher. Please see her introductory column in the next issue.  We look forward to working with current Circulation/Retail Coordinator Tanya Cooper to grow the business and we appreciate the continued assistance of Retail Distributor Carl Hill and Social Media Administrator Debra Shaw.

To find out more about the Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center, please visit our website at www.mdbmsc.org. Board members of the MDBMSC include: John Pierce (President), Mike Maroney (Treasurer), Terri Sanders (Secretary), Jennifer Keys, Jefferey Williams, Jenee Saffold, Sherman Willis, Michael Scott, John Heaston and Erika Kirby.

Newsboys for The Omaha Star are lined up outside the offices for the paper in the 1940s.

Newsboys for The Omaha Star are lined up outside the offices for the paper in the 1940s.

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