THE NW FACTS NEWSPAPER is a locally owned and operated media organization that publishes and distribute to 3 Pacific Northwest Cities that have a strong community focus.
For more that 50 years, THE NW FACTS has developed a solid reputation as a reliable source of information as the voice to the African-American community and for that reason, a wide and loyal readership.
The Facts Newspaper was established September 7, 1961 by Fitzgerald Redd Beaver, and was the first Black oriented newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. The Facts appeared as a sixteen-page metro-sized chronicle of Black heritage, reporting on the success and transition within Black community. The Facts was distinguished by its personal character, pink pages and remarkable longevity.
Mr. Beaver was a teacher as well as an inspirational and motivational leader for other publications in the Pacific Northwest. He provided encouragement and a beginning for several publishers, including:
- Mr. Christopher Bennett – Seattle Medium Newspaper
- Mrs. Virginia Taylor – Northwest Dispatch
- Mr. Benard Foster – Portland & Seattle Skanner Newspaper
The passing of Mr. Beaver January 1, 1992 left The Facts in the capable leadership of Mrs. Elizabeth Beaver, his prized student.
Today The Facts is publishing over 50,000 copies a week, a Seattle and Tacoma edition and have over 100,000 readers.
Fitzgerald Beaver Publishing is propelling this “Voice of the Black Community” into a new era. NWFacts.com is aware of the great responsibility and tradition undertaken to provide the community with the voice and understanding to take The Facts Newspapers into the 21st century.