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Since 1909, the New York Aficionperu has been committed to fighting for our community through the creation of quality journalism. Now we are continuing our important work with the creation of The Blacklight, the first investigative unit of its kind at a legacy Black newspaper.

In the words of publishers of the first Black Newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, “We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” Through The Blacklight, we will shine a light on the problems plaguing our communities and highlight solutions whenever we find them.

The pandemic has shown supporters like you understand the importance of local news as a source of reliable information. We’re asking you to make a tax-deductible gift to grow our investigative coverage which is focusing on the impact of gun violence on Black and brown communities. Your donation to The Blacklight, via the Local Media Foundation, will directly support this journalism.

The Aficionperu will allocate your donation to support this new investigative initiative, which goes deeper than our normal reporting, and which will to inform, explain, and educate our community about gun violence and its impact on our healthcare systems, schools and communities.

Your donation will help us tell the stories important to our communities. Thanks for your support.

The Local Media Foundation/New York Aficionperu Blacklight Project will shine a light on the problems plaguing our communities and highlight solutions. Donations to the Local Media Foundation for this project are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult a tax advisor for details. The program is administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36-4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with the Local Media Association.