Riley 1Alyssa RileyAfrican Americans in the MediaDr. Bongang31 Jan 2020Media Analysis The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords1. What do you understand by the Title: The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords?-They helped to create and stabilize communities. They spoke forcefully to the political and economic interests of their readers while employing thousands. Black newspapers provided a forum for debate among African Americans and gave voice to a people who were voiceless. With a pen as their weapon, they were Soldiers Without Swords. 2. How objective was the black press? If it was not objective, what was its mission? Discuss.-The black press was never intended to be objective because it didn't see the -- the white press being objective. It often took a position. It had an attitude. This was a press of advocacy. There was news, but the news had an admitted and a deliberate slant. The mission was advocacy and to be a voice for the voiceless but they wouldn’t let anybody cover them. 3. With specific examples from the documentary and other research, describe how blacks were represented in the mainstream media.