Harry S. McAlpin (1906-1985)

Harry S. McAlpin was the first African-American reporter to attend a press conference at the White House. McAlpin was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21, 1906. He grew up in St. Louis and then attended the University of Wisconsin where he studied journalism and advertising and received his degree … Read MoreHarry S. McAlpin (1906-1985)

Ethel Lois Payne (1911-1991)

Pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne was born on August 14, 1911, in Chicago, Illinois, to William A. Payne and Bessie Austin. Known as the “First Lady of Black Press” for her extensive list of accomplishments as a writer, journalist, and reporter, Payne, according to her colleagues, asked questions … Read MoreEthel Lois Payne (1911-1991)

Roland Sebastian Martin (1968- )

Roland Sebastian Martin is a journalist, columnist, and author. Martin was born on November 14, 1968, to Emelda and Reginald Lynn Martin Sr. in Houston, Texas. His maternal great-grandparents emigrated from Haiti to the United States and settled in Louisiana. Martin graduated from Yates High … Read MoreRoland Sebastian Martin (1968- )