Self-described as "Welcome to the the Texas Publishers Association (TPA). The association is The Black Press of Texas, established in 1986. The association consists of African American owned and operated newspapers serving virtually every region of Texas with a potential reach of 2.9 million African Americans."
It's self-history begins "In the mid-1980's a group of visionary African American publishers in Texas decided to take control of their destinies a step further. Although long the voice of black Texans, individually, the publications knew they lacked the power and influence that a collective organization could bring. In unity, there is strength, they realized. "
With 14 newspapers across the state, showing for each as this one from San Antonio
San Antonio Observer
Hussein Ali - Publisher
San Antonio, Texas 78219
Last year's convention was in Dallas, Texas, November 8, 2008, South Dallas Cafe, 3126 Grand Avenue.
Read more at http://www.texaspublishersassociation.org/