Come check me out at BLOGGING IN BLACK [LINK] today for my article, IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE IN PUBLISHING BLACK LITERATURE!
Here’s an EXCERPT:
Her [author Bernice McFadden] question – Will a Black president help me, the Black writer – comes from the notion that if we can elect a Black president, can publishing houses open their eyes to the idea that Blacks have a myriad of experiences and as such, there should be a myriad of stories written to reflect those experiences – and not just those very few experiences we’ve seen countless times.
Here was my response (polished a bit here) to her post:
I think just as Obama started with a grassroots campaign of believers, black writers who want a “change” need to start a grassroots campaign, too. The people of America saw Obama for nearly two years – with his eloquent words – tell them that change could happen, that it was time to happen.
To read the rest of my article, head to Blogging in Black [http://www.blogginginblack.com] and LEAVE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS!