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BLACK BY GOD | The West Virginian is a community-based newsroom centering Black voices from the Mountain State.

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We are carrying on a legacy

BBG is an emerging news and storytelling organization centering Black voices from the Mountain State.

We provide a more nuanced portrayal of the Black experience in the Appalachian region in the tradition of the Black Press.

Black newspapers have been in West Virginia since 1885, and we ain’t going anywhere.

And today we’re asking for your support.

Your donation will help cover the day-to-day costs of running a news organization, including the financial cost of our quarterly print (real paper!).

But your generosity will also go to supporting our new initiative called Folk Reporters, an intersectional press corp where we will train writers to report on local governments in culturally responsive ways.

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Who is behind BBG?

CRYSTAL GOOD @cgoodwoman

Crystal Good, she/her/hers, is a Libra stellium who is hard to put in just one box.

Her preferred titles include artist, advocate, and entrepreneur.

As a poet and performer Crystal has been received by audiences across the globe.

As an entrepreneur, she walks in the June Jordan quote, “Like a lot of Black women, I have had to invent the power my freedom requires.

BBG is part of that freedom required.

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