Three Word In Black women leaders were recently honored for their work growing their businesses. Congratulations to these three outstanding leaders from the entire Word in Black team and Local Media Association staff!

Tatum honored by City & State as one of Manhattan Power 100

Elinor Tatum, publisher and editor-in-chief, New York Amsterdam News, was named to the 2023 Manhattan Power 100 by City & State.

City & State’s Manhattan Power 100 highlights the most influential political actors in the borough, including key members of Congress, powerful policymakers, trailblazing prosecutors, outspoken advocates and others who are leading the way in New York and beyond.

Washington Business Journal names Barnes among Women Who Mean Business

Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher and owner, The Washington Informer, is honored in the Women Who Mean Business 2023 by The Washington Business Journal.

This award honors the region’s most influential businesswomen of 2023. Honorees represent women from every industry and profession who have made a difference in their communities and are leaving a mark on Washington, D.C.

Draper recognized as Power 10 Honoree by Baltimore Business Journal

Dr. Frances Toni Draper, CEO and publisher, AFRO American Newspaper, was honored as a Power 10 Honoree by the Baltimore Business Journal.

The BBJ’s Power 10 is a collection of the Greater Baltimore business community’s most powerful and effective leaders. Their influence surpasses their boardroom. They’re pushing for improvement in both the local business climate and the community. Their efforts are already well-documented. But what’s more exciting is what they have planned for the upcoming years.