Barutiwa Newspaper resurrected via Online

We are pleased to announce that Barutiwa Newspaper (ISSN 1080-997x) has been resurrected via Online. Barutiwa Newspaper was a quarterly publication produced between 1992 and 1999 by Baruti M. Kamau in Cincinnati, Ohio. The publication was a forum in print with a focus on championing the voice of young African Americans. Today most African American youth are accessing the Web via their mobile phones; so we believe this is the most opportune moment to revive Barutiwa Newspaper online and encourage our youth to transform their mobile phones into a medium to get their voice heard.

We are also building an online archive of all issues of Barutiwa Newspaper published from 1992 to 1999. We believe the content that was published then is still relevant today and there is a real need to expose newer generations to such content. We are hoping to develop a highly vocal community centered around discussing that content at our forums.

About Online
The all new Online is a community of self-styled journalists and creative writers championing the values of free speech and a free press in all of its complexities. Registered members can participate in our moderated forums, obtain an email account, publish a blog, social network and more.

2 Comment

  1. Baruti, I think this is a good step to making Barutiwa more accessible to a new generation used to new technology. A lot of the themes that you and Barutiwa’s old writers dealt with still are very relevant today.

    Best of success with the undertaking, I’ll be sure to visit.

  2. Thank you for the response, Kemal. I am currently working on the Winter 1994 edition and also close to finishing the linking of all articles published in the first 4 issues to their discussion forum topics. When you and your readers get a chance to read some of the archived articles I encourage you all to provide comments at our forums. The original authors would appreciate feedback on their work. Peace out and thanks for providing a voice.

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