Updated January 10, 2023
As we begin 2023, TheLENS wants you, the readers, to know we shall continue to be intentional in our news, commentary, and information gathering and sharing.
This is a publication that is bullhorn and learning tree. Muckraker and truth-teller. TheLENS (Leading Ebony News Source) strives to address the concerns and needs of Black America. Modern media, in their ongoing pursuit of “diversity,” can be guilty of overlooking the particular interests of Black Americans, especially the interests of those descended from United States chattel slavery and Jim Crow.
We are, and shall continue to be, intentional with our news, education, and yes…advocacy. The scope of the challenges that this group of American citizens whose ancestors built and were the literal wealth of a new nation. This allowed the United States to gain riches, pivot to the Industrial Revolution, and require even more immigrant labor. An America built into a world power and made attractive to ambitious immigrants seeking a land of opportunity.
As a digital media platform, we elevate Black American-centric political and socioeconomic content and conversation. In tandem with the tireless efforts of contemporary grassroots reparationists throughout the U.S., TheLENS will amplify previously seldom-heard voices of activists, community mobilizers, and content creators across the United States. An American debt is owed. A cohort of American citizens, tens of millions of them, who have been systematically denied the fruits of the wealth that their ancestors built.
It is our objective that TheLENS empowers your political education and helps the world to understand both the necessity and righteousness of a Black American justice demand.