Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) expressed his condolences to the family of Lenora Carter, publisher of the Houston Forward Times newspaper, who died last Saturday April 10th at her Houston home.
Congressman Al Green emphasized the public service Mrs. Carter delivered to the city of Houston, particularly to the African-American community, through her commitment to maintaining the Forward Times as one of Houston’s leading community newspaper. Mrs. Carter became the publisher in 1971 after the death of her husband Julius Carter, who had founded the newspaper in 1960.
“Mrs. Carter’s determination and persistence deserves recognition. The Forward Times is followed and respected by many Houstonians who enjoy its honest reporting,” said the Congressman.
Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Carter earned numerous distinctions and awards, such as the Publisher of the Year award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
“Mrs. Carter’s family and friends can be proud she had a fruitful life which had a considerable impact on the lives of the numerous readers of her newspaper. My thoughts and prayers are with them,” concluded the Congressman.