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Black Newspaper Planned for Florida

At a time when many newspapers across the country are struggling, two brothers who operate Florida's largest black-owned media company are preparing to launch a black statewide paper in Florida next month. Glenn and Charles Cherry, who own Tama Broadcasting, say the Florida Courier will launch with a circulation of 100,000. It will be a weekly, distributed free of charge. According to Editor & Publisher, Florida has a black population of about 1.8 million in the five metro markets the Cherry brothers intend to target.

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