Jonathan Y. Newton did the math, but the results didn’t make sense.
How could Clayton County, with the highest percentage of African-Americans of any county in metro Atlanta, not have a newspaper aimed at black readers?
This month, the Florida transplant published the first edition of the Clayton County Progress, a monthly paper focusing on news and events concerning African-Americans in the county.
In a county with a rising murder rate, an unemployment rate above the state average and an alarmingly high mortgage foreclosure rate, Newton says his mission is to tell the positive stories about Clayton County. And there is plenty of positive news to tell, he says.