From a bold beginning on this day in 1963 to leading the narrative for change, The Challenger Community News stands as a testament to a truth well spoken. With founders Arthur O. Eve, Calvin Kimbrough, and John Moore at the helm, the seeds were sown for an enduring legacy that would echo the heartbeat of Buffalo’s African American community.

Fast forward through the decades under Al-Nisa Banks’ visionary leadership, this beacon of advocacy has not just endured but thrived, carving its place as the largest African American newspaper in New York State outside NYC.

“With each edition released from its Jefferson Avenue home, The Challenger reflects not just news but the very soul of a community, unwavering in its commitment to be the voice for those unheard. Here’s to many more years of impactful journalism.