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Front Cover Feature 25 Years Anniversary Darryl A . Barrs , Gwendolyn E . Barrs Daytona Beach , Florida January 2018

,-..; The Black Church and Black Business has been and is still today the major institutions in the Black Community ,-..;

The Christian Reader Newspaper championed many causes in the community and rallied our people together to support businesses and elect politicians . It was doing the extensive support of Barack Obama that the newspaper created one of its most controversial front cover headlines . In the October 2008 edition , one month before the 2008 November elections , the headline read " In Less Than Thirty Days America Will Elect Its First Black President ". You know the rest of the story . The following month the name of The Christian Reader Newspaper was changed to The Program Success Magazine .
The Program Success Magazine maintained the mission and purpose of the publication to educate encourage and inspire . The magazine became fully digital in 1996 which massively increased the readership to over 650,000 statewide , nationwide and worldwide . The publication has been instrumental in election countless individuals to public office including electing First-Time Black Mayors in Tallahassee , Daytona Beach , and Jacksonville .


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