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WHO ARE WE?

The Memphis Silver Star News, is the only weekly Memphis/Shelby County African American owned newspaper in the Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas Tri-State area. On March 17, 1986, the newspaper was established as a medium for the African-American community to re-ceive an alternative, non-biased view of news and events. The Memphis Silver Star News fo-cuses on news, issues and events that directly impact the quality of life in minority communi-ties. The paper is an essential link between educational, government, businesses, civic organi-zations and churches throughout Shelby County. The Memphis Silver Star News provides timely, accurate and comprehensive news, which keeps readers well informed about local, na-tional and international events.

HOW ARE DOLLARS SPENHOW SPENT IN AFRICANT AFRICAN—AMERICAN COMMUNITIES?

The Memphis Silver Star News is a direct channel to understanding and reaching the African-American community, which is a valuable market segment that has major spending power and a quest for high quality products and services. According to a recent segment survey African-Americans regularly read black community newspapers and find them credible (Legette, 1994). African American consumers account for 5% of all U.S. consumer spending and 4% of Gross Domestic Product. According to Target Market News African-American consumers spend $744 billion annually in income on apparel, entertainment, food, beverages, toys, computers, cosmetics, automobiles, travel and dozens of other categories.

WHY ADVERTISE IN THE MEMPHIS SILVER STAR NEWSWHY NEWS???

REACH A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE — Your company, business or organization will be exposing its brand to more than 25,000 readers.

CONVENIENT STRATEGIC CIRCULATION—The Memphis Silver Star News is available for free through its very effective, strategically targeted distribution points such as major retail outlets, churches, schools, government and community organizations.

OUR READERS — Memphis Silver Star News exposes you to a diverse and committed audi-ence of readers, who are loyal and can be equally supportive and committed to your brands.

AFFILIATIONS — The Memphis Silver Star News proudly boasts its membership credentials with The Better Business Bureau and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

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