About The North Star
The North Star was originally founded in 1847 by Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Delany as the leading abolitionist newspaper of the day. With the permission and blessing of the Douglass family, we have rebuilt and relaunched The North Star as a modern media company for a new generation. Our mission and focus remain the same: we are unapologetic freedom fighters committed to speaking truth to power. We cover a range of topics, including police brutality, mass incarceration, white supremacy, and immigration with the passion, context, nuance, and expertise they deserve.
Editor in Chief
Keisha N. Blain
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