There are Black people in West Virginia’s future, and without the infrastructure to amplify Black perspectives, they will be left behind by the growing white supremacist politics and current media ecosystem.
WELCOME TO BLACK BY GOD ~ THE WEST VIRGINIAN, an emerging storytelling organization seeking to cultivate, curate, and elevate Black voices from the Mountain State.
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Why Black By God?
Because local media is disappearing.
Because Black voices are underrepresented.
Because West Virginia voices are underrepresented.
Because Black West Virginia’s commentary is nearly nonexistent in media.
Newsrooms and media outlets across the United States have always suffered from a lack of diversity. As we find ourselves at yet another boiling point in the struggle for racial justice and equality, we, Black By God, feel more compelled than ever to harness art and journalism to finally bring the stories and perspectives of Black West Virginians to the forefront.
Black by God: The West Virginian is here to be a voice in the chorus for Black West Virginians.
Our goal is to provide information grounded in the realities of Black life through a different kind of journalism; a media platform where Black citizens are part of the reporting process as storytellers and amplifying personal experiences
We believe democracy begins with information.
Photo: Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first Black journalist to receive White House credentials, and the first Black female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press galleries.