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The Road Ahead

As editors of Black Salvage, Jerel and I feel obligated to elaborate upon the future plans and goals of our web blog. We understand the importance of communication that must exist between the writer and the reader. We sincerely hope that this article will not only clarify inquiries that you have, but in addition, attract new readers interested in our cause.


Everyone should feel free to contribute to Black Salvage. Race, gender, religious views,etc. have no bearing on your qualifications to participate. Even though our target audience is young black adults; everyone is welcome. A diverse audience means a wider scope of ideas and opinions. As long as you remain respectful towards the ideas of others, you should not have a problem with being allowed to participate. To better interact with our readers, there will be a number of resources presented in the near future that will allow better forms of communication, these include: audio debates, formal letters, roundtable/forum discussions, and news circulations.


As far as discussions are concerned, we want to touch everything imaginable, as long as it relates to our theme of Black Salvage. Politics, education, the economy, entertainment, and global issues are just a few of the topics that will be discussed.


Our main goal here is to inform. We want to inform Black Americans about the issues that affect us as a people. Hopefully, we can broaden our horizons and realize the potential we have. It is time for us to change as a people; especially with the way we think and carry ourselves. As a reader of Black Salvage, you shouldn't be afraid to leave questions or feedback; that is what we want, to be able to interact with our audience. We can make Black Salvage a gateway of info for the black youth of today, but, In order to make this happen, we need your help.


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