"The goal of The AfroSpear is to examine the changing world of people of African descent in relation to themselves and the larger world, to evaluate and propose potential solutions to real social problems, and to further intelligent discussion of our culture, achievements, and challenges."Verite feels that she can support the AfroSpear by "offering my voice as a writer to the group, ready to participate as often as possible in promoting the important causes it chooses to address as well as to encourage a healthy community of black bloggers."
The AfroSpear implemented a new policy calling for a current Member to nominate any new applicant. Deborah Latham (My Brown-Eyed View) was the nominating Member for our new blogging Kinfolk.
Lady D wrote, "I have been reading WSATA for about four months. I discovered her after she visited MBEV and commented on several of my posts. I found her blog to be an interesting mix of ideas.I also read her other blog The Urban Mother's Book of Prayers, which is a powerful and passionate commentary on the situations that face families. Her poetry on this site is outstanding. We also share sistahood on BlogHer. She writes from the heart and with an honesty that I appreciate as a mature woman of color. She tackles different subjects with her eyes wide open and her mind working on point! I believe that Verite Parlant should be considered for membership because she has championed the causes that Afrospear has forwarded. She approached me about a month ago about joining AfroSpear because she liked the work that we are doing. I believe that she will be on point and an active participant in AfroSpear actions.I invite all villagers to use the COMMENTS/VILLAGE VOICE section below to welcome our newest AfroSpear member!