Sen. Booker, who served two terms as Newark mayor before his election to the Senate, will receive the 2021 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Leadership Award for excellence and innovative leadership in Black America.
The NNPA, the trade association of more than 230 African American-owned newspapers and media companies.
"I’m humbled and honored to be honored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association,” Sen. Booker remarked.
“The members of the NNPA provide an invaluable service to their communities, shining a light on issues that affect Black Americans and our families.
“I stand with the NNPA and its membership in their efforts to inform, educate, and advance their mission of promoting a more just, equal society.”