Momentum Has Increased in the Fundraising Effort To Save the Wilmington Journal Building

by February 10, 2021

Wilmington, NC — Momentum has increased in the fundraising effort to Save the Wilmington Journal Building. Funds have been raised to date in excess of $35,000, thanks to a major contribution by Rev. William Barber, and the continued contributions to the Go Fund Me Page that has been established to save The Journal’s Building.

As a part of the fundraising campaign, a telethon is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20th, from 9 a.m.-6pm on Facebook live via Zoom. The nine-hour telethon will feature local hosts, including Bigg B, Rhonda Bellamy, Sandra McClammy, Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, Pastor Kojo Nantumbu, and Linda Rawley Thompson. It will also feature a line-up of special guests from across the United States who will share their messages of hope and support for the Journal.

“The Save The Journal” physical telethon headquarters will be located at Freedom Way Ministries located at 1952 Dawson Street Wilmington, NC donations can be made there.

For nearly a century the Wilmington Journal has served as a voice for the African American community, and the causes of oppressed individuals across this country. This historic newspaper is the oldest black-owned newspaper in North Carolina and remains under the operation and ownership of its founding family, the Jervays.

Today the Journal faces the challenge of paying off a $93,000 note held by the North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services. Unless this debt is paid, the newspaper will be forced close in spite of its storied history.

Let the state and the nation know we believe that “Black Lives Matter!” Send your contribution today to:, or The Wilmington Journal C/O NBLC, P.O. Box 10686, Wilmington, NC 28404; and make your check or money order out to: National Black Leadership Caucus, for Save the Journal Building, or better yet call 910-762-5502, and use your Debit or Credit card to make your contribution. Contributions can also be made through Cash App ($SaveJournalbuilding). Donations can be dropped off at the Save The Wilmington Journal Telethon Headquarters at Freedom Way Ministries located at 1952 Dawson Street, Wilmington, NC.

To be a part of this community Telethon find us on Face book at “Save The Wilmington Journal” to sign up. For information contact Dorian Cromatie at email: phone/text 910-512-2846. Join us on the “Save The Journal Now” Telethon to preserve our voice in the community for you, your children, and grandchildren, who is these challenging times need the Wilmington Journal to Fight for You!

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