|"The Afro-American Journal of News and Opinion"|
|Owner(s)||Timothy Thomas Fortune, Emanuel Fortune, Jr., and Jerome B. Peterson (1887–1907)|
Fred R. Moore (1907–1943)
|Editor||Timothy Thomas Fortune|
|Founded||October 15, 1887|
|City||New York, New York|
The New York Age was a weekly newspaper established in 1887. It was widely considered one of the most prominent African-American newspapers of its time.
The New York Age newspaper was founded as the weekly New York Globe (not to be confused with New York's Saturday family weekly, The Globe, founded 1892 by James M. Place or the daily The New York Globe founded in 1904), an African-American newspaper that was published weekly from at least 1880 to November 8, 1884. It was co-founded by editor Timothy Thomas Fortune, a former slave.
The newspaper became the [New York] Freeman from November 22, 1884, to October 8, 1887, published six times weekly. It was co-owned by Jerome B. Peterson, who in 1904 was made the American consul in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.
On October 15, 1887, the newspaper officially became the weekly New York Age. Fred R. Moore bought the paper in 1907. From 1953 to 1957, it was titled the New York Age Defender.
Gertrude Bustill Mossell worked at the New York Age from 1885 to 1889. W. E. B. Du Bois also worked there.
The New York Age, a firebrand fighter of racial injustice that died in the nineteen fifties, its zeal spent, was born again with its demeanor changed but its aim primarily the same. Adam C. Powell, the executive editor of the weekly newspaper, said that the paper would attempt to regain the eminence of the old Age, which was known during its heyday as the “distinguished black newspaper of opinion.” The initial press run of the paper in 1974 was 100,000 copies and it was sold at newsstands for 25 cents.