Hello. I am Matthew Jones, the grandson of Ken and Regina Jones, publishers of SOUL Newspaper. SOUL was a black owned publication that ran from 1966 - 1982 covering a myriad of musicians, artists and entertainers. My background in American Studies, Archival work, photography and a love for black culture inspired me to take on the task of digitizing and archiving the entire run of SOUL. I currently operate the SOUL News Archive site, SOUL Newspaper store, Instagram and other social media pages along with marketing and licensing. I want this history spread and as accessible to as many people as possible. I currently fund the project out of pocket. Your donations make keeping the site active, updated and free for everyone a possibility!