ATLANTA – The National Newspaper Publisher’s Association held its 67th Annual Convention in the “Southern Melting Pot”. Atlanta’s diverse culture greeted me at the airport as I heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice walking to Baggage Claim and an image of Rosa Parks while riding the tram. Eager to arrive at the convention to hear “the voice of the Black Community” and witness where newspapers from all over the country (owned by Blacks) shared their thoughts and views about the Black Press. Events were planned strategically to enjoy the attractions that tells of the area’s history and exploration of the birthplace of one of the greatest warriors and leaders of the 20th century. Now down to Business! As Chairman Campbell would say reviewing all of the issues that “we” as a Black Community are facing. NNPA held informative workshops titled “Get out and Vote,” HIV /AIDS, Monetizing Your Community Events,” “The Black Family,” “Succession Planning” and many more. Publishers, Editors and Journalist formulated their thoughts and expressed their knowledge of the power of the Black Press. A strong history among its readership highlighting key news and issues in communities across the country with over 200 member publications in 35 states and the U.S Virgin Islands – without a doubt there was Power in the room. Each newspaper is considered powerful , but some fail to realize that the power still lies within the Association and being on one accord.. “We can not stand collectively if we can not stand independently” (Deion Brown, Morehouse Graduate). Through it all, it was an honor to be in the presence of the Honorees: Ambassador Andrew Young and Danny J, Bakewell, Sr. at the NNPA Legacy Awards. Last but not least The Website Launch Party was amazing visit www.blackpressusa.com and be apart, but also www.aframnews.com to be apart of African-American News&Issues.