LOCAL BLACK NEWSPAPER CONTINUES TO DELVE INTO CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES WITH STORY - "INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS: IS LOVE COLOR BLIND?"
Springfield, IL (BlackNews.com) - The Capital City Courier (CCC), a local black newspaper, just keeps examining controversial subjects. Following up on their nationally acclaimed cover stories entitled "Why Can't Blacks Work Together" and "Can Black Women Raise Black Boys To Be Black Men?", this month's issue touches on "Interracial Relationships: Is Love Color Blind". The article, which includes interviews with several interracial couples, has again brought out in the open a simmering debate within the black community. This time the issue is related to the seeming incongruent circumstance that many blacks still have issues with interracial couples while yet acknowledging the historic nature and societal impact of racism itself. Does love truly conquer all?
"It has been my desire from the founding of this newspaper to put into print issues that are being discussed by blacks in private almost everyday throughout our community," stated Michael Pittman, the editor-in-chief of the Capital City Courier. "I continue to believe that if we are going to see ourselves progress as a community, we must be able to raise and discuss the issues that sometimes make us uncomfortable," he continued.
"Some may believe that bringing controversial subjects out into the light of day is simply sensationalism or possibly counterproductive," Pittman stated. "My desire is to place the spotlight on subjects that are sometimes seen as taboo and take the mystery or sting from them by public examination and discussion," he continued.
Pittman once again expressed his desire to spark an evolution in the community's collective viewpoint from the dialogue that results due to the article. "In fact, I hope we can continue with this article to spur similar responses across America much like the other articles," Pittman concluded.
For additional information on the Captial City Courier or the "Interracial Relationships: Is Love Color Blind" article, contact Michael Pittman at (217) 528-2998 or visit the CCC's website at www.capitalcitycourier.org