The Tribune

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The Tribune was a newspaper serving the area's African-American community. [1]


  • Randolph Louis White founded the paper in 1954.[2]
  • The Charlottesville-Albemarle Tribune was renamed The Tribune in 1992.[1]
  • The Tribune ceased publication in 2011.[2]


The Tribune's last publisher was Agnes Cross-White. [3] She inherited The Tribune from her father-in-law in 1991.[4]

Former Democratic City Councilor Meredith Richards contributed monthly columns to the paper in 2004 and 2005 to balance the "very conservative Republican views" of Cross-White, who she has known for a long time and who invited her to contribute[5].

Circulation controversy

In 2003 Cross-White was sued for $1 million by former advertising representative Rosanna Harris, who alleged Cross-White lied about circulation numbers for the paper. Cross-White called the suit "frivolous" and alleged that Harris stole her car.[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. About Charlottesville-Albemarle tribune. (Charlottesville, Va.) 1954-1992, Chronicling America, U.S. Library of Congress, retrieved 5 Dec 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Yesteryears: Randolph White, Davis Maurer, The Daily Progress, 29 July 2012, retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. Web. About The Tribune. (Charlottesville, Va.) 1992-current, Chronicling America, U.S. Library of Congress, retrieved 5 Dec 2011.
  4. Web. Agnes Cross-White, Lisa Provence, The Hook, 13 June 2002, retrieved 30 July 2012.
  5. Web. Charlottesville Tribune Articles, Meredith Richards, personal website
  6. Web. Reflecting the Past: New African-American newspaper dusts off a 70-year mission, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, September 16, 2003, retrieved December 2, 2011. Print. September 16, 2003 , 15.37, .
  7. Web. Tribune travails: Publisher sued for $1 million, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, August 14, 2003