I am thrilled to share the success of our participation in the 2023 Black Policy Day and the overwhelming support we’ve received for BBG and Folk Reporters.
I am grateful for all those who joined us and contributed to the conversation. Our latest print and online publication is now available. Although we couldn’t offer a newspaper print this month, we’ve created a magazine-style publication that’s just as amazing!
It’s full of stories that showcase the incredible people and experiences that make up the Black community in West Virginia.
We’re still working to find an affordable way to offer a newsprint version of our publication, but in the meantime, please read and share our newsletter and website.
Happy Black History Month!
I want to take this opportunity to introduce you to Mabel Hull, a remarkable Black woman who lived in Wheeling, W.Va., primarily during the 1940s to 1970s. Women — especially Black women — were underrepresented in the newspaper industry during the middle of the 20th century as they are now, so Mabel and her work caught my interest. I am committed to elevating unheard histories.