Celebrating 20 years of Service to the Community!

Fort Worth Black News was first published  in 1997 by Jill Darden, with the help of her mother Chris Lott.  The newspaper has grown to offer media and marketing services to the other clients, and has become a household name in the city. Darden has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington and learned the publishing business from her mother, who created and ran the Wichita Falls Black News in the 80's.

Jill Darden & son, Jiles

2005, Chris Lott with Jill Darden

Contributing Writers:

Jill Darden, Publisher & Founder

Nelson Rolwn, Sports Editor

Maricia Johns, News

Terry Allen, Business

Ken Carter, Fine Arts

Justin & Jiles, Children's Section

Awards & Recognition:

Winner of the Quest for Success Award - Dallas Black Chamber

Outstanding Media Award - Minority Leaders & Citzens Council

Ealge Award, Media - Ft. Worth Black Chamber of Commerce

First Place, Paul Ellis Media Award - American Heart Assn.

Outstanding Texan Award - Texas Legislative Black Caucus