Val McCalla

Oct 3, 1943 - Aug 22, 2002

Val Irvine McCalla was a Jamaican accountant and media entrepreneur who settled in Britain in 1959. He is best known as the founder of The Voice, a British weekly newspaper aimed at the Britain's black community, which he established in 1982 as a voice for the British African-Caribbean community. He was honoured as a pioneering publisher for the community, but also faced critics who deemed him sensationalistic.
In the 100 Great Black Britons poll conducted in 1997, Val McCalla was voted number 68.
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