In her application she wrote, "I discovered AfroSpear earlier this year and consider it a wonderful resource for the diverse African descent voices across the Internet. The group has demostrated has been key in keeping some issues on the forefront such as the Jena 6 situation, pushing even MSM to take notice and view members as key resources. Delighted to learn a Black News Network is being formed by Comcast & Jessie Watts, however for me and many others AfroSpear already serves as THE online Black News Network."
When asked how her blog can support The AfroSpear, Ruth wrote, "While not as eloquent as many invovled, I certainly have a perspective on topics of the day. Initially my agenda was going to be on a broad range of subjects. However like the rest of the country, the 2008 Presidential race moved to the primary topic of discussion. Sometimes my blog serves as more of a conduit to other articles of interest I read. Regarding being vouched for by others - Shawn Williams of DallasSouthBlog.com can vouch for me. In fact, I am slated to be a guest blogger on DSB and I have also joined Bloggers 4 Barack that he co-launched."
Join me in welcoming Ruth Ferguson to crew of progressive Black bloggers known as The AfroSpear!