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William Anthony "Tony" Brown (born April 11, 1933) is an American journalist, academian and businessman. He is best known as the commentator of the long running syndicated television show Tony Brown's Journal.[1]

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Brown in 1981
William Anthony Brown

(1933-04-11) April 11, 1933 (age 86)
OccupationJournalist, College Dean - Hampton University, President/CEO - Tony Brown Productions, academian, comedian, businessman

Brown is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.



In 1988 he wrote, produced, and directed the film The White Girl, which dramatized an African American student's struggle with cocaine addiction.[2]

He joined the Republican Party in 1990.[3]


  • 1995 Black Lies, White Lies: The Truth According to Tony Brown. 1997 reprint ISBN 9780688132705
  • 1999 Empower the People: Overthrow The Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money And Freedom. ISBN 9780688157623
  • 2004 What Mama Taught Me: The Seven Core Values of Life. ISBN 9780060188696


  1. ^ "Series Overview". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  2. ^ James, Caryn (February 11, 1990). "The White Girl (1990)". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Producer Tony Brown Joins Republican Party". Jet. August 12, 1991. p. 39. Retrieved August 7, 2015.

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