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The Ethnic press in Baltimore, Maryland is press fashioned with a particular ethnic minority group or community in mind, including the non-English language press. While English language newspapers have always served the general population, many of Baltimore's ethnic immigrant communities have had newspapers published in their native languages.

African-American

  • Baltimore Afro-American, a weekly newspaper that is the flagship newspaper of the Afro-American chain and the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the United States.

Belarusian-American

  • Kaskad (Cascade), a Russian language newspaper founded by Paul Israel Pickman, a Jewish immigrant from Belarus. The newspaper is aimed at the Russian-speaking community of immigrants from Russia, Belarus, and other Russian-speaking areas. Many of the readers are Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Czech-American

  • Baltimorské Listy (Baltimore Letters), a Czech language newspaper published in Baltimore and Chicago.
  • Palecek, a Czech community newspaper from 1902.
  • Telegraf, a local weekly newspaper published in the Czech language, running for 42 years from February 20, 1909 until 1951.

Estonian-American

  • Baltimore Eesti Organisatsioonide bülletään (Baltimore Estonian Organization Bulletin), an Estonian language periodical published in Baltimore since 1965.

German-American

  • Der Deutsche Correspondent, a weekly German language newspaper. The paper had the greatest influence on the Germans in Baltimore, lasting longer than any of the other German newspapers in Maryland.
  • Der Baltimore Wecker (Der Baltimore Wecker), a daily paper published in the German language. It was the object of violence in the civil unrest at Baltimore in April 1861 that produced the first bloodshed of the American Civil War.
  • Katholische Volkszeitung: Ein Wochenblatt im Interesse der Kirche (Catholic People's Daily: A Weekly Paper in the Interest of the Church), a German language Roman Catholic newspaper.
  • Sinai, a German-Jewish periodical devoted to the interests of radical reform.

Hispanic and Latino-American

  • Latin Opinion, a bilingual, biweekly newspaper published in both Spanish and English that is marketed to the Latino community.

Italian-American

  • Il risorgimento italiano nel Maryland, an Italian language newspaper.
  • The Italian Journal, an Italian-American newspaper published in English and Italian.

Jewish American

  • Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore's oldest and largest Jewish publication, it has been described as "the largest weekly in Maryland and one of the most respected independent Jewish publications in America", and "one of the premier independent Jewish newspapers in the country."
  • Der Baltimore Israelit, a Yiddish language newspaper published from 1891 to 1893.
  • Der Fortschritt, a (Yiddish language newspaper published from June to July 1890.
  • Der Wegweiser, a Yiddish language newspaper published in 1896.
  • Ha-Pisgah, a Hebrew language newspaper published from 1891 to 1893.
  • Jewish Comment, a Jewish newspaper published in 1895.
  • Kaskad (Cascade), a Russian language newspaper founded by a Jewish immigrant from Belarus. The newspaper is aimed at the Russian-speaking community of immigrants from Russia, Belarus, and other Russian-speaking areas. Many of the readers are Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
  • Sinai, a German-Jewish periodical devoted to the interests of radical reform.
  • The Jewish Chronicle, a Jewish newspaper published from 1875 to 1877.
  • The News Exchange, a bilingual Russian-English newspaper created to facilitate the integration of Russian-Jewish immigrants into American society, established in May, 1978, by the Baltimore branch of the HIAS.
  • Where What When, a monthly Jewish periodical established in 1985, its content is directed to the wide spectrum of Baltimore's Jewish population, and it has an approximate readership of 40,000.

Lithuanian-American

Polish-American

  • Czas Baltimorski, a Polish language newspaper.
  • Friends of the Hearth, an early Polish language newspaper geared toward Baltimore Polonia.
  • Polish Times, a Polish-American newspaper.

Russian-American

  • Kaskad (Cascade), a Russian language newspaper founded by a Jewish immigrant from Belarus. The newspaper is aimed at the Russian-speaking community of immigrants from Russia, Belarus, and other Russian-speaking areas. Many of the readers are Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
  • The News Exchange, a bilingual Russian-English newspaper created to facilitate the integration of Russian-Jewish immigrants into American society, established in May, 1978, by the Baltimore branch of the HIAS.
  • Poleznai︠a︡ gazeta / Poleznaya gazeta, a Russian language newspaper published in Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Pennsylvania.

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