THE CAUSE THAT CANNOT DIE
Black By God like our news predecessors in the 1940’s struggled with capacity and financial support. Know that we are not deadeven if we miss a deadline.
In 1944, editor I.J.K. Wells of the West Virginia Digest, printed this plea to his readers:
“The West Virginia Digest, the people’s paper, will no doubt appear infrequently because of labor shortage and help. It will not make its weekly schedule for some time. Because you fail to see it every week, don’t think it’s dead. The cause for which it stands cannot die, and because there is a need for a newspaper, this one or some other one will spring up from time to time.
The West Virginia Digest launched in 1939 with fanfare to the headline”W. Va. gives birth to Negro newspaper.” The publication printed its last issue in 1946.
BBG is continuing the tradition of the Black press in West Virginia. We are becoming and finding the opportunities in our challenges. Producing a newspaper, a newsletter and managing social media every day/week is tough. We are anxious to pay our bills and compensate so many brilliant creators that are excited to help BBG grow.
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