The Community Voice and our very own Editor-In-Chief was recently invited to sit down with the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce. You can read more here and listen to the entire podcast by following this link.

Since 1996, Bonita has served as as Editor-in-Chief of The Community Voice newspaper. As the owner, she has guided the Wichita-based publication’s growth in reach across the state of Kansas and into the Kansas City metro area; and in a period of decreasing newspaper circulation, she increased the publications to one of the largest non-daily newspapers in Kansas. Bonita has always insisted on providing high-quality journalism focused on the interest and needs of the African-American readers in her distribution areas. Her commitment is to positively enhancing the lives of her readers and their communities. In her spare time, Bonita is an avid tennis player and gardener.

Our multi-platform publication helps our readers address their needs and the needs of their community by providing them news and information that educates, connects and empowers them to act for positive change.

The Community Voice is a trusted source of news and information for the African-American communities of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area. Now in it’s 28th year, The Community Voice is a multi-platform news source and community (civic) partner that provides clear and accessible information on topics of crucial importance to its readers.

On this episode we discuss:
● The reach of The Community Voice
● Getting more involved with western Kansas (and bringing other organizations along)
● Bringing a unique perspective to the news
● Coming back to Wichita and becoming an entrepreneur
● The support to save local newspapers
● Bringing on more reporters to cover what is happening
● How Covid made everyone hungry for news
● Viewing advertisers as partners
● Black History Month celebration and stories in February
● The mentors who helped Bonita along her journey

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