Dr. Dwight McKenna has always been a champion of the African-American community and young people. After pursuing his undergraduate education, Dr. Dwight McKenna received his M.D. from Meharry Medical College and completed his specialty in surgery from Howard University. He has been practicing medicine in New Orleans ever since. In addition to his medical career, Dr. McKenna has taken a strong interest in literacy and cultural preservation. Thirty years ago, he began collecting original art work from African American fine artists. In 1985, Dr. Dwight McKenna and Beverly Stanton McKenna, founded the New Orleans Tribune along with Kermit Thomas and James Borders. Nearly 25 years later, the New Orleans Tribune still serves as a substantial media outlet for the African-American community in New Orleans.