For those who dare to be free and for those who record it

Message From The Publisher

By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.

It’s ironic that both the anniversary of the founding of the Black Press of America and Women’s Month both are celebrated in March.

Both entities have survived and overcome what appeared sometimes as insurmountable odds and yet they both survived and are thriving. Recognizing the historical complexities of the individuals asserted to and who constructed doors of hope-for each did the impossible. They spoke out on behalf of the downtrodden, disenfranchised, and those who labored beneath the sting of a purposeful and manifested whip.

Yet this duress created songs of freedom and shouts of joy that soothed the aches and pains as evidenced on tear stain pillows made of blood-soaked cotton, pillows covered in the wants of wanting to be free.

As a proud member who shoulders the brunt of the burdens and the scars of “pleading our own cause” and who stands in the gaps to record our history and to play it back in the pages of a Black newspaper, I am a soldier without a sword.

We salute the courage of the women who have given birth to more than children; women who have given birth to freedom and to the publishes of the Black Press who had the audacity to record it and make it available for the world to see.

The struggle continues -long live the Black Press of America and long live the women who Dare to be free and equal!

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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