Urban News Service

Urban News Service Urban News Service provides quality content to transform the economics of news gathering and to serve the needs of urban communities. A division of American Media Institute.

The largest news wire service exclusively to African American Publications Nationwide for FREE. Nonprofit 501(c)(3)

The largest news wire service exclusively to African American Publications Nationwide for FREE. Nonprofit 501(c)(3)

Mission: Our mission is to empower the black community through quality journalism. We are a team of experienced leaders with a long history of giving back, helping out and speaking up. Using our combined talents and resources, we can support the publications that give voice to black Americans and provide them the information they need to reach their highest potential, no matter what their aspirations.

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At Zenger News/Urban News we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring you news that matters to ...
04/21/2020
Zenger News - World's First Digitally Native Wire Service

At Zenger News/Urban News we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring you news that matters to the African American community. We at Zenger/UNS pride ourselves on providing content that informs, educates, motivates and inspires change in the black community. This week we featured the first African-American woman, Linda Mercado Greene, to operate and own a medical marijuana dispensary in the District of Columbia. www.zenger.news

https://zenger.news/2020/04/20/calming-community-amid-coronavirus-dc-cannabis-business-owner-says-demand-is-up/

Zenger is the world's first digitally native wire service with global distribution, owned and operated by journalists, independent and transparent.

At Urban News Service(A Division of Zenger News) we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring yo...
04/09/2020
"We Are One" Clothing Designer Overcomes Death—Twice—to Build Athletic Brand Worn by NBA Stars - Minority Business Magazine (MBE)

At Urban News Service(A Division of Zenger News) we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring you news that matters to the African American community. We at UNS/Zenger pride ourselves on providing content that informs, educates, motivates and inspires change in the black community. Today I'm proud to share a story about an entrepreneur that has lasted the test of time and is a true example of resilience on every level!! He also happens to be a good friend as well, Kenny Westray of ”We R One”, an urban clotheir legend that continues to serve his community 20 years strong! Kenny we salute you keep fighting the good fight!

NBA like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and many other NBA players routinely wear sporting Kenny Westray’s athletic brand, We Are One.

At Urban News Service(A Division of Zenger News) we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring yo...
04/09/2020
‘We Are One’ clothing designer overcomes death—twice—to build athletic brand worn by NBA stars

At Urban News Service(A Division of Zenger News) we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring you news that matters to the African American community. We at UNS/Zenger pride ourselves on providing content that informs, educates, motivates and inspires change in the black community. Today I'm proud to share a story about an entrepreneur that has lasted the test of time and is a true example of resilience on every level!! He also happens to be a good friend as well, Kenny Westray of ”We R One”, an urban clotheir legend that continues to serve his community 20 years strong! Kenny we salute you keep fighting the good fight!

By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service (A Division of Zenger News) Kenny Westray has battled to stay relevant in...

At Urban News Service(A Division of Zenger News) we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring yo...
04/09/2020
‘We Are One’ clothing designer overcomes death—twice—to build athletic brand worn by NBA stars - Zenger News

At Urban News Service(A Division of Zenger News) we continue our mission, even during these uncertain times, to bring you news that matters to the African American community. We at UNS/Zenger pride ourselves on providing content that informs, educates, motivates and inspires change in the black community. Today I'm proud to share a story about an entrepreneur that has lasted the test of time and is a true example of resilience on every level!! He also happens to be a good friend as well, Kenny Westray of ”We R One”, an urban clotheir legend that continues to serve his community 20 years strong! Kenny we salute you keep fighting the good fight!

https://zenger.news/2020/04/06/we-are-one-clothing-designer-overcomes-death-twice-to-build-athletic-brand-worn-by-nba-stars/

Kenny Westray started out selling his clothing line out of the trunk of his car. Now more than 200 NBA players have worn his designs.

Urban News Service(A division of Zenger News) continues to bring news to you that matters to the African-American Commun...
03/31/2020
‘It’s a very long game’: Brown Family Celebrates 25 years as Napa Valley’s only Black-Owned Vineyard | Afro

Urban News Service(A division of Zenger News) continues to bring news to you that matters to the African-American Community!

Home Afro Briefs ‘It’s a very long game’: Brown Family Celebrates 25 years as Napa... ‘It’s a very long game’: Brown Family Celebrates 25 years as Napa Valley’s only Black-Owned Vineyard By Urban News Service (A Division of Zenger News) - March 31, 2020 239 0 Facebook Twitter Pinterest...

At Urban News Service we cover all sides of the news spectrum!
02/28/2020

At Urban News Service we cover all sides of the news spectrum!

We did our tribute to Kobe this week!Urban News Service a Division of Zenger News “The Legacy of Kobe Bryant...In His Ow...
02/19/2020
The Legacy of Kobe Bryant….In His Own Words

We did our tribute to Kobe this week!
Urban News Service a Division of Zenger News “The Legacy of Kobe Bryant...In His Own Words”! Done by our best writer and legendary reporter DC’s own Curtis Bunn!

By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service  A Division of Zenger News (January 28, 2020) – Kobe Bryant was the only...

Urban News Service(a Division of Zenger News) continues its quest in bringing stories to light that matter to the Africa...
02/19/2020
Grit and ambition fuel Brooklyn woman’s quest to make French champagne for Americans - NYCityBlack.com

Urban News Service(a Division of Zenger News) continues its quest in bringing stories to light that matter to the African-American community. This week we spotlight Marvina Robinson a native of Brooklyn, NY, who is an entrepreneur that manufacturers her on brand of French champagne. We are dedicated to our mission of providing quality content to the country's 200 plus Black Weekly Community Newspapers. #urbannewsservice #zengernews

By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service A Division of Zenger News Marvina Robinson was far from home—5,951 miles, to be exact—but as she stood in a vineyard in France’s fabled Champagne region, a glass of bubbly in her hand, she could visualize the grand ambition she hatched in New York. She had tr...

Urban News Service(a Division of Zenger News) continues its quest in bringing stories to light that matter to the Africa...
02/19/2020
Civil rights lawyer argues cases for ‘voiceless’ black Americans—and wins - Baltimore Black

Urban News Service(a Division of Zenger News) continues its quest in bringing stories to light that matter to the African-American community. This week we spotlight J. Wyndal Gordon also known as the "Warrior Lawyer" for his tireless work as one of the nation's best civil rights and defense attorneys. We are dedicated to our mission of providing quality content to the country's 200 plus Black Weekly Community Newspapers. #urbannewsservice #zengernews

By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service A Division of Zenger News When LaQuinn Phillips was accused of dousing his pregnant girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire in 2018, he had a difficult time finding a lawyer. When he was acquitted after an eight-day trial, he and his family screamed for jo...

Urban News Service (a division of Zenger News) does it again! We landed an exclusive interview with Oscar winner and for...
02/19/2020
'Hair Love' Oscar win boosts fight to end hair discrimination against African Americans | Atlanta Daily World

Urban News Service (a division of Zenger News) does it again! We landed an exclusive interview with Oscar winner and former NFL Player Mathew Cherry! #urbannewsservice #zengernews

“Hair Love” Oscar win boosts fight to end hair discrimination against African Americans   Former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry wants his film to help “normalize black hair” and urges passage of law banning school and workplace prejudice in big moment By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Servic...

Urban News Service(a Division of Zenger News) got the opportunity to interview Isaac Wright, Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” J...
02/19/2020
Wrongly convicted man’s journey from inmate to lawyer fuels Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson’s new show ‘For Life’ | Atlanta Daily World

Urban News Service(a Division of Zenger News) got the opportunity to interview Isaac Wright, Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson both show creators of the ABC drama “For Life” due to premier tonight across the country. We are dedicated to continuing our mission of providing content that matters to the African-American community through the nation’s 200 plus Black Community Newspapers. #urbannewsservice #zengernews

Rapper’s new ABC drama draws on true story of New Jerseyan who received 70-year ‘kingpin’ sentence and studied law behind bars to free himself By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service A Division of Zenger News Billboards in urban areas and a robust ad blitz for a new Tuesday-night ABC drama ...

When the government discriminates, Sheila Johnson fights back
02/01/2018
When the government discriminates, Sheila Johnson fights back

When the government discriminates, Sheila Johnson fights back

By Ronda Racha Penrice - Urban News ServiceThe “biggest fight of my life,” says Sheila C. Johnson, wasn’t co-founding Black Entertainment Television or ending her 33-year marriage to Robert “B

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