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Jabari Asim at Syracuse University

Jabari Asim at Syracuse University

Journalist Jabari Asim, editor of The Crisis, spoke this week at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. He said The Crisis has a legacy of fighting against “erase and replace syndrome”  and correcting historic inaccuracies about African Americans.

The Crisis, the official publication of the NAACP, was founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois. The first issue was published in November of that year, and the circulation was 1000. Today the readership is over 200,000.

Asim said his current goal is to keep the magazine relevant and cultivate a younger audience (average age of a reader is now 63).

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