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Zenobia Alexander

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He was a former reporter for the Buffalo Times, and was noted as the only colored person to have ever held a reportorial position on any local Buffalo, non-African American daily. (Buffalo Star, January 25, 1946) Alexander was the managing editor of the Buffalo Star in the 1940's. The City Directory for 1941 identifies his occupation as "writer".

Alexander was an A.B. graduate from Howard University. He was also a graduate of Arkansas Baptist College. Among his other journalistic credentials, he listed editorial positions at the Buffalo Progressive Herald and city editor of the Buffalo American. He was also the managing editor of the Buffalo Criterion. In 1924, He was one of the founders of the Negro Progressive Club for Racial & Economic Uplift. The other two co-founders were Jesse Taylor, a brick layer and A.A. Boykin, a waiter.

In an interesting piece of trivia, an article in the November 14, 1925 edition of the Buffalo Morning Express identified Alexander as the victim of an armed robbery by two Black men. He was robbed of $129.00 a rather large sum of money at that time. One of the robbers was apprehended and identified as a habitual criminal but that the local Negroes were too scared to accuse him of his crimes. The article does not provide any details of the outcome of the arrest. Alexander is identified as the "editor of the Buffalo American, the negro newspaper".