Williams Dillard explains that what sets the paper apart from other niches is Registered spokesperson Ability to chronicle history from a black perspective.
“There are a lot of people who don’t hear our voices unless we’re around. So, they can’t understand the pain, or the joy that we African Americans feel if we’re not here to tell the story.” All things considered.
“They don’t give it the perspective that George Floyd’s family and us all might live in,” she adds.
“You have seen some patriotic news or even local news and they probably don’t feel like a black perspective like we do. I think the African American perspective is like – it’s like you’re living it. It’s your everyday life.”
I don’t know that other media are looking at it this way. They view it as news, and we look at it as if we are dealing with it daily.
We are afraid of our black children, of our children going out there and being mistreated. I don’t want to see my grandchildren go out there with a policeman on his neck. I don’t want to see that. But this is our reality, this is how we live now. “
What do you think your grandfather Cecil Newman, founder of the newspaper, would do from this moment in the United States?
“I can’t even begin to wonder what he’s going to think. He’ll get frustrated, like all of us. He was hoping that wasn’t something we had to deal with. It’s the legacy of killing a black man, a white man kneeling on his neck. He will be as crushed as I am.”
He was hoping that even in his time, at that time, he was hoping that things would improve rather than be the same. “