Friday, August 12, 2011

RubiconReader: My Open Letter to the African-American Media - August 10, 2011

To: All African-American Media Outlets

“If you want to hide something from a Black person put it in a book”.

It seems that statement has been around as long as time itself.  Unfortunately, as old as that statement is, it is still sadly very relevant today.  Reading is the fundamental backbone of everything we do in society.  While our (African-American) authors are working harder than ever, writing more than ever, and self-promoting more than ever, they are fighting an uphill battle.  The battle is making our authors more visible in the eyes of our people.

While our African-American entertainment shows are popular now more than ever, you have reached that pinnacle by blatantly ignoring one of the most important contributors to our societyAuthors.  We celebrate our actors, our musicians, and our athletes, but not composers of the written word.  Our authors, on a consistent basis, populate the New York Times Bestseller Lists but do not populate your guest lists.  This is an omission that must not continue.  Our authors are some of the most intelligent, insightful, and humorous scholars the literary fraternity has to offer.  They need to be treated with the respect they have more than earned.

Read the rest of this post at: RubiconReader's Blog

Written by my friend:
Jason Frost – RubiconReader

1 comment:

  1. I read this a few weeks ago and made my opinion known in regards.