Regina Brown-Wilson, the Hon. Cheryl Brown, Paulette Brown-Hinds and Hardy Brown II.

Regina Brown-Wilson, Hon. Cheryl Brown, Paulette Brown-Hinds and Hardy Brown II.

Black Voice News has given voice to the voiceless and shined a light on systemic inequities and disparities since 1972, when it was founded by a group of students at the University of California, Riverside. In 1980, Hardy and Cheryl Brown became stewards of the newspaper and founded Brown Publishing Co. and in 2012, the Brown’s daughter Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds became publisher and is currently leading the transformation to solutions-oriented and data-driven reporting that addresses issues from disparities in health, education and wealth to police violence, social justice and civil rights battles.

Like other community newspapers, Black Voice News has reported on the joys and challenges of the Inland Empire’s diverse communities. This type of reporting is essential because it sheds light on the experiences and struggles of underrepresented communities. Additionally, Black Voice News serves as a platform for community storytelling, showcasing the voices of residents, activists and community leaders, and giving them a space to share their experiences and perspectives.

Black Voice News is a critical source of news and information for the Inland Empire’s diverse communities. Its reporting on accountability, community joy and challenges, data journalism and community storytelling helps shed light on important issues and ensures that underrepresented communities have a voice in the media landscape. By doing so, the newspaper has contributed to a more informed, empathetic and inclusive society.

Black Voice News, in partnership with the San Bernardino County Museum, created an exhibition, Power of the Press: Black Voice News @ 50, celebrating its dedication to the Inland Empire, which is currently on display at the museum through April 28, 2024. The exhibit highlights the immense impact that Black Voice News has had on the local community and all the hard work it has done over the decades to keep the Inland Empire informed, but also highlights often underrepresented communities and their members. 

The San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child ages 6 to 12). Children five and under are admitted free. Museum Foundation members receive a 50% discount. Parking is free and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For more information, visit

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

Additional County Update News – February 15, 2024

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