Arizona Informant
TypeWeekly newspaper
Founder(s)Cloves C. Campbell Sr. and Charles R. Campbel
Founded1971; 52 years ago (1971)
CityPhoenix, Arizona
CountryUnited States

The Arizona Informant is an African-American owned newspaper located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is published weekly on Wednesdays to the entire state with a circulation of 15,000.[1] It is the only African-American-owned newspaper in the state of Arizona.


The Arizona Informant was started by brothers Cloves C. Campbell Sr. and Charles R. Campbell in 1971.[2] The brothers began the newspaper as a response to the lack of information the African American residents of Arizona were given.

Cloves C. Campbell Sr. was the first black state senator for the state[3][2] and spent his ten years in legislature fighting for the civil rights movement. Charles R. Campbell was an educator who had a master's degree in public administration and his doctorate in higher education.[2] When the brothers started up the newspaper they chose to utilize it by creating a voice for the black community and remain informed on the matters of the community[2]

Modern times

Since the death of Cloves Campbell Sr. the newspaper has been taken over by Cloves Campbell Jr. The Arizona Informant remains the only black owned newspaper in Arizona.[2] In 2017, the Arizona Informant joined other black-led businesses and organizations in calling for the removal of Confederate monuments in Arizona.[4]


  1. ^ emerson, xavier. "Echo Media V3 Print Media Experts". Echo Media V3. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Us". Arizona Informant. 2015-01-21. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. ^ Hornsby, Alton (2011). Black America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 39. ISBN 978-0313341120.
  4. ^ Polletta, Maria (5 June 2017). "Black leaders call Arizona's Confederate monuments 'symbols of racial hatred,' urge removal". The Republic. Retrieved 4 June 2019.