New Website Platform Will Highlight the Energy Sector’s Contributions for Diverse Community Empowerment and Affordable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and National Association of Hispanic Publications Media LLC (NAHP Media) together launched the ‘Community Energy Center,’ a new website project to provide information and perspectives on the role of the energy sector throughout African-American and Hispanic communities. 

Featuring the broad impacts of the energy sector – including in industries like agriculture and manufacturing as well as individual businesses or family households – the Community Energy Center will provide a forum to elevate awareness, understanding, and discussions about the sector’s importance to everyday life.

Diverse communities not only will be shaped by an evolving energy sector, they will shape it. The new website – – welcomes perspectives from commentators and journalists from publications in diverse communities to promote a deeper understanding of how energy and economic matters play a role in daily life. This new content hub will educate diverse communities to explore job opportunities and participate in the energy sector’s growth and vitality.

“Today’s Community Energy Center launch is an exciting step forward in minority community development and education. The energy industry has proven itself as a catalyst for economic activity and has long supported our communities’ members. Partnering with the NNPA adds critical perspective to improve community outcomes through energy,” stated Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of NNPA. 

Ricardo Hurtado, media chair with NAHP Media, added, “By fostering new discussions and drawing attention to the value of the energy sector on minority communities, the Community Energy Center can lead the way towards creating new career and professional development opportunities while also informing the public at large. We look forward to exploring synergies alongside NNPA in these efforts.” 

The Community Energy Center provides information and perspectives on the integral role of the energy sector in daily life for American families in a wide range of communities. The Community Energy Center is a project of the NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association), a non-partisan trade association of the more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies from across the United States, and the National Association of Hispanic Publications Media LLC, (NAHP Media LLC), a Hispanic Publishing media advocacy organization representing over 170 leading Spanish language publications in communities all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico.