This week, we are excited to announce that The Press of Southeast Queens is returning in a new form—as a citywide magazine called The Press.
In early July, Ocean Gold Media, the new owner of the Queens Tribune, announced that it would stop the weekly printing of the paper in Southeast Queens and, instead, distribute the Queens Tribune around the entire borough. Since then, we have been trying to tell stories that appeal to all communities in the borough, from featuring up-and-coming artists, including Blac Rabbit from the Rockaways, to tackling issues of public safety with nightlife throughout the borough and, particularly, in Southeast Queens.
We will continue to strive to cover the weekly developments and important issues in the communities of Southeast Queens in the Tribune. But The Press will also give us another outlet to tell more vibrant stories featuring minority leaders; do deeper dives into the issues that matter the most in minority communities, often holding back prosperity; and provide entertaining and informative content for the millions of upwardly mobile people of color in the city—highlighting their intelligence and creativity, while exploring their fears and frustrations.
“Black Beauty” was the focus of the first issue, which coincides with the start of fashion week. Featuring work from more than two dozen creatives, editors, photographers, stylists and models of color, the magazine was truly created by people of color for people of color.
This will be the goal of the publication. We want the content of The Press to be authentic and show honest representations of people of color.
Next month, we will look at athletes and activism, with a focus on what sports fans are expecting from the pros they follow when it comes to speaking out on social justice. After that, we will seek out impactful stories that capture the full view of minority life in our diverse city and beyond.
We hope you enjoy this new endeavor.