The Bay State Banner is an African American owned news weekly that reports on the political, economic, social and cultural issues that are of interest to communities of color in Boston and throughout New England. Started in 1965 by Melvin B. Miller, a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, the Banner provides its estimated 120,000 weekly readers with reports on a mix of local, national, international news and cultural events.

The Banner is a certified minority owned  business through the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, 2009. NAICS Code 51110

We are distributed through subscriptions; newsstands and street boxes (located in the Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, South End, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Cambridge, Hyde Park, Brockton, Randolph, Worcester and Springfield areas).

Our advertising space reservation deadline is Monday at 10 am.
For Monday holidays, the deadline becomes Friday at 10am.

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