James A. Washington, 73, a champion of Black press and journalism, passes away


James Washington, the president and general manager of The Atlanta Voice, a longtime advocate of the Black press, and the 2019 National Association of Black Journalist Legacy Award winner, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

He was 73.

For over four decades, Washington had been involved in nearly every level of the communications field. From his time as the publisher of The Dallas Weekly, a Black-owned and operated publication, to his work as the public relations manager for the Dallas Ballet, Washington had always been a strong representation of Black excellence and intelligence. 

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