In honor of the launch for Melanin Mic, lets |Spark The Conversation|
Did you know there are only 9 black owned television networks which maintain less than 1% of media channels? 11 if you include CLEO and AFRO TV which are black owned independent channels featured on Xfinity (as of Jan 2019).
There is a preconceived notion that in order to get ahead, the culture must depend on platforms and resources that are not rooted in the African American community. The system has actually been structured to make things that way. By doing so, the culture fuels the pockets of others but sees this as an overall win because of the exposure that follows, despite the beliefs or practices that may keep them from reaching their full potential. The African American community owns networks, radio stations, social media platforms, etc. but it is true that there would be less exposure versus using one of the above owned by non people of color. Do you think it is possible for the African American community to get ahead without assistance from platforms created and maintained by other racial groups?