Celebrating 21 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.
2005, Chris Lott with Jill Darden
Jill Darden, Publisher & Founder
Nelson Rowls, 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
Jill Darden, Madame Publisher