When Francis Holland invited me to join the AfroSpear group of black bloggers I had no idea I was joining a movement.Right away I was plugged into a group of progressive bloggers whose mission was to highlight the issues that are near and dear to our community.
In the wake of the Jena 6 march the AfroSphere has come to the attention of the mainstream media. The lastest coverage of the AfroSphere is in the New Republic. So what does this mean? One possible answer is that more people will read AfroSphere blogs to learn what the main stream media doesn’t deem newsworthy. Another possible outcome will be that more black people will establish blogs.
What I do know for sure is that the power of bloggers is growing daily and as the pen has always been mightier than the sword, the keyboard may in fact be the biggest slayer of them all.