Dallas South News Wire
Mr. Blair was honored this past Thursday for over 25 years of dedicated service and exemplary leadership for the betterment of the community and the city of Dallas. For the past 14 years, he has worked proudly as the publisher of the DFW Elite News along the side of his father, William “Bill” Blair, who founded the newspaper in 1961 and serves as senior publisher. Considered “the official voice of the church and community,” the DFW Elite News has continued to be one of Dallas’ leading weekly newspapers.
As publisher, Jordan Blair has worked to maintain that Blacks in Dallas have a powerful voice. He always remembers his father’s words, “The spoken word is like the air, but the printed word is always there.” Standing on the solid foundation of proven success, he has worked to take his father’s dream to the next level by serving the community with integrity and compassion.
Dallas City Council has declared February 16, 2012 Jordan “Randy” Blair Day in his honor.
A native Dallasite, Jordan Blair graduated in 1975 from David W. Carter High School and continued his education at Prarie View A&M University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He currently serves as the Trustee for District 3 on the Dallas County Schools Board.
As a huge advocate for education, Jordan Blair has served in membership and as an officer of the Parent Teacher Associations for W. H. Atwell Academy, Thomas Tolbert Elementary and the Dallas Environmental Science Academy. He is also serves a member of numerous community, civic and social organizations.
Jordan Blair credits the goodness of God and hard work for his successes. He is a “member in good standing” at the Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, under the leadership of Reverend Juan Tolliver, where he has been a member for over 45 years. He currently serves as the president of the Male Chorus.
As strong believer in family, Jordan Blair has been married to his lovely wife, Brenda for over 24 years. They have three children who are all currently studying at Prarie View A&M University…Jordan II, Harrison and Taylor.