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“With tough, unflinching and unbiased investigative work, Urban News Service will bring to light some of the toughest issues in Black America, as well as take a deeper and more analytical look at some of the best solutions.” –Andre Johnson, Founder


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    Andre M. Johnson


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    Niger Innis

    Advisory Board Member

Contributing Writers

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    Curtis Bunn

    Staff Writer

  • Michael H. Cottman Staff Photo

    Michael H. Cottman

    Staff Writer

  • Ronda Racha Penrice Staff Photo

    Ronda Racha Penrice

    Contributing Writer

Past Contributors

  • Kevin P. Chavous Staff Photo

    Kevin P. Chavous

    Staff Writer

  • Del Walters Staff Photo

    Del Walters

    Staff Writer

  • Clem Richardson Staff Photo

    Clem Richardson

    Staff Writer

  • Nick Chiles Staff Photo

    Nick Chiles

    Staff Writer

  • Yolanda Woodlee Staff Photo

    Yolanda Woodlee

    Staff Writer

  • Josh Peterson Staff Photo

    Josh Peterson

    Staff Writer

  • Sheila R. Cherry Staff Photo

    Sheila R. Cherry

    Staff Writer

  • Jennifer Carroll Staff Photo

    Jennifer Carroll

    Staff Writer

  • Taylor Gordon Staff Photo

    Taylor Gordon

    Staff Writer

  • K. Barrett Bilali Staff Photo

    K. Barrett Bilali

    Staff Writer

  • Patrice Gaines Staff Photo

    Patrice Gaines

    Staff Writer


    Staff Writer

  • Andrea Billups

    Staff Writer

  • DeAngelo Starnes

    Staff Writer

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