This interview highlights the unfortunate series of losses experienced by South Carolina’s Black newspaper publishers, starting with the passing of James French, the founder of the Charleston Chronicle. Following his death, Nathaniel Abraham Sr., the visionary founder of the Carolina Panorama Newspaper, and two other influential figures, Calvin Reese and Mel Hart, also passed away. Despite these losses, South Carolina’s Black media is thriving and expanding. Nathaniel Abraham Jr., is carrying forward his father’s legacy, discusses the newspaper’s growth and emphasizes the ongoing importance of independent Black media in representing and promoting authentic stories and voices within the community.

Nate Abraham Jr.