Hermene Hartman

Hermene Hartman, one of the most significant and influential Black women in American publishing, serves as President and CEO of the Chicago-based Hartman Publishing Group, Inc.

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N’DIGO was  founded in 1989 and has the largest African-American newspaper circulation in the nation and the largest alternative newspaper circulation in Chicago. N’DIGO celebrated it’s 20th year anniversary in December 2009.

N’DIGO is a blog channel on Chicago Now with blog expertise ranging from chefs, high society, lifestyles, political/religious critical review and entertainment. Ms. Hartman blogs on Huffington Post.

Ms. Hartman is Founder/ President of N’DIGO Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which began in 1995. Its sole purpose is to raise funds for educational purposes.  To date the foundation has honored Chicago notables and provided scholarships to over 200 college bound students.

Ms. Hartman served as President of the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE), a business group, dedicated to entrepreneurial pursuits with 70 members with revenues of nearly one billion in collective annual revenues from 2004-2008. She is the first woman to head the organization and the first president to serve two terms.

In 2008, Ms. Hartman began “Views From The Heart”, daily commentaries on radio station V-103. “Views” include unique perspective on politics, lifestyles, family, business, life, culture and the community.

Prior to publishing, Hartman was a College Administrator and Behavorial Science Professor at City Colleges of Chicago. Hartman received a M.B.A. from the University of Illinois, a M.A. degree in Sociology and MPH with Honors and a B.F.A. from Roosevelt University. She is the author of “ A Lasting Impression”, a collection of photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.