The Dallas Examiner is the leading African American Newspaper in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have been the voice of the Black community since 1986. Our weekly newspaper features an in depth look at issues that affect you and your community. Our mission is to inform, educate, uplift and inspire our audience.

The Dallas Examiner distribute a new issue of our printed news every Thursday – 52 weeks/year. These articles can be found on our website 8-16 business hours. Plus, we feature additional informative articles that are added throughout the week.

Additionally, we publish a variety of supplemental guides that provide vital information:

Annual Guides & Supplements:

  • Putting the Pieces Together: A Guide to College Preparation
  • Dallas Black History: Then and Now

Other Guides & Supplements:

  • Healthy Balance
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Battling AIDS in Our Community
  • Back-to-School Guide

The Dallas Examiner was first published in 1986 to be a primary source of news for the African American community – a voice for the community and to the community. The loyalty of our readers has established us as an effective media source. Our founder, Fred J. Finch Jr. Esq., had a clear vision and purpose for The Dallas Examiner as a premier weekly newspaper. 

The newspaper has won numerous awards, national, state and local from very prestigious associations including the National Newspaper Publishers Association, National Association of Black Journalists, Texas Publishers Association, Dallas Press Club, Texas Chapter of NAACP.

The Dallas Examiner is a member of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Texas Publishers Association, Texas Press Association, Dallas Press Club and Local Media Association. 

The Dallas Examiner is owned by Corinth Communications, Inc. dba The Dallas Examiner

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The Management Team

Mollie Belt


The Dallas Examiner

Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from Lincoln High School with honors and attended Spelman College and then the University of Denver, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She did graduate work at Tulane University.

In 1965, Belt began a career in public service. She worked at the Texas Employment Commission in Harlingen as an employment counselor for nine years, as Assistant Manager of the Harris County Manpower Program for three years, and as manager of the City of Dallas Title VI Program for one year and for 21 years Branch Chief of Investigations in the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In March 1986 after publishing only a couple of issues of The Dallas Examiner, Mr. and Mrs. Finch were murdered in their home. Belt was determined not to see her father’s vision die. She and her husband, Attorney James C. Belt Jr. put their resources in the newspaper to keep it alive.

In August 1999, Belt retired from government service to devote her time as publisher of The Dallas Examiner newspaper.

Mollie Belt is a member of St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (50 plus years), a lifetime member of the NAACP, served as president of Texas Publishers Association and served on the executive board of directors for the National Newspaper Publishers Association for over 6 years as secretary and first vice chair. She also served on the board of the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Board for four years. Her life is recorded by the HistoryMakers and housed permanently in the Library of Congress. In April 2020 Belt was recognized as a Living Legend in Dallas along with Rev. Zan W. Holmes, County Commissioner John Wiley Price and Federal Judge John Lindsey. More by Mollie Belt

James Belt

Vice President of Advertising

Sale ad space and manage ad material

James C. Belt III is the Vice President of Advertising and Marketing at The Dallas Examiner. He is the grandson of the founder, Attorney Frederick Finch, and the son of the owner and publisher, Mollie Belt. He graduated Kimball High School in 1989, then attended classes at Texas Southern University and Dillard University.

He began working at The Dallas Examiner as a distributor in 1995. Two years later, he became a sales representative for the newspaper.

In 2005, he was named Vice President of Advertising. As VP, he took over the sale of advertising space for The Dallas Examiner print edition, digital platforms and special supplement publications. For 15 years consecutive years, the College Guide: Putting the Pieces Together has been his most successful marketing strategy.

As the newspaper has transformed to a more multi-media format, which called for a more multi-marketing strategy, his position expanded to Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. In hhis position, he has sold and placed ads in Black-owned and -operated newspapers across the state of Texas for state agencies and candidates running for elected office.

James Belt is a member of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and a life member of the NAACP. More by James Belt

Robyn H. Jimenez

Vice President of Production & Editorial

Reporter assignments, edit, newspaper design & layout, and ad design

Robyn H. Jimenez is the Vice President of Production and Editorial at The Dallas Examiner. She began working at newspaper in January of 2001. She was hired temporarily as a secretary and soon became a permanent full-time staff. After almost one year, she was able to showcase her graphics skills and move to the Production Department as the Production Assistant, where she learned the rules of graphics and design from the production lead.

Robyn Jimenez fine-tuned her skills by taking classes at Eastfield and Richland campuses of then DCCCD – now Dallas College. She won first place for her design in the University Interscholastic League Journalism Contest.

In 2007, she was promoted to Production Manager. As the newspaper industry was ushered into a new digital age, Robyn Jimenez guided the transition by upgrading the files and procedures. She also introduced the publication to the community through social media – beginning with Facebook in 2009 and Twitter in 2011, and then adding five additional social media platforms over time.

During that time, she began taking on the responsibility of reorganizing and managing the Editorial Department. In 2012, Robyn Jimenez was promoted to her current position as Vice President of Production and Editorial, where she continues to manage the Production and the Editorial departments.

Robyn Jimenez is the host of A Closer Look @ DFW Black Businesses, a monthly video post that highlights small Black-owned businesses and African American entrepreneurs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

She is also a co-host of Open House with The Dallas Examiner Editorial Team – a Facebook Live that allows the community to get to know the editorial staff as they host an informal discussion on issues concerning the community. Additionally, it informs viewers about content in The Dallas Examiner. More by Robyn H. Jimenez

Support Team

Sabastina Jones

Office Manager

Invoicing, accounts receivables, distribution, subscriptions and newspaper sales

Sabastina Jones is the Office Manager at The Dallas Examiner.

– Complete profile coming soon –

Charity Chukwu

Copy Editor

Edit articles & post social media content

Charity Chukwu is the copy editor and social media manager at The Dallas Examiner.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a Bachelor of Journalism concentrating in copyediting and digital design. She began her career documenting the incredible, but often overlooked work of local nonprofits in her community. First as a blogger for Peace Through Pie and then with the education-based nonprofits College Forward and Austin Partners in Education. For two years she taught elementary school in rural New Mexico before ultimately returning to her journalism roots in Texas as the copy editor for The Dallas Examiner. More by Charity Chukwu


Diane Xavier


Cover local and virtual events

Diane Xavier received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University in 2003. She has been a journalist for over 20 years covering everything from news, sports, politics and health. She has been working with The Dallas Examiner since 2013 as a reporter, covering the unique storylines of the African American community in Dallas. She also currently works as the Production Manager for The Guadalupe Radio Network in North Texas on KATH 910 AM. She has been an avid sports fan since she was 12 years old and enjoys watching sports, listening to music, reading and spirituality. More by Diane Xavier

Selena Seabrooks


Cover national news and virtual events

Selena Seabrooks was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She relocated to Dallas in 2017. She is the newest reporter on The Dallas Examiner editorial team. Selena holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Florida International University and is currently working toward a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from FIU. She also works as an internal investigator for a beverage distributor where she investigates employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, etc. She brings 15 years of experience in human resources and 12 years of experience as an investigator. More by Selena Seabrooks

Tiffani M. Turner


Cover local events and artisitc reviews

Tiffani M. Turner is a journalist at The Dallas Examiner. As the newest member of the Editorial Team, she covers local events and artistic reviews. More by Tiffani M. Turner

– Complete profile coming soon –

Mike McGee


Cover local and virtual events

Mike McGee is a Dallas-based journalist and photographer. He has been a reporter at The Dallas Examiner for eight years. He is a four-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalists Salute To Excellence awards and a recipient of the Press Club of Dallas Hugh Aynesworth Award for Excellence in Journalism. His work has appeared on KETK 56 News and in publications such as The New York Post, the Neighbors section of The Dallas Morning News and The Senior Voice. His photography has been in video installations at the Dallas Museum of Art C3 Galleries and on numerous Jones Soda labels. More by Mike McGee