Hello Afrospear family,

I am Jessica Ann Mitchell, the facilitator of The Black Love Speak
Column (BlackLoveSpeak.com). A few months ago I started another
website, BlackBloggerNetwork.com. The purpose of the site is to
support the initiatives of Black Bloggers. In an effort to encourage
healthy dialogue about issues important to black communities, I am
launching a blogging contest on BlackBloggerNetwork.com.

Each month BBN will post a new topic. Bloggers will take the topic and
write a 500 words or less response. Every month, the best blogger will
win a $100 cash prize along with a feature as Blogger of the Month.

If you are interested in this contest, please share it with your
readers. My hope is that more bloggers will share their thoughts and
ideas about issues very pertinent to the lives of African descendants

The question for the month of October is:

Barack Obama is now in the 2nd year of his presidency, has he
succeeded or failed in supporting initiatives for Black America? Why
or why not? Or has not enough time passed for us to tell?

Submissions are due by October 18th, however early submissions are
encouraged. The winner will be announced on the 27th. Submissions can
be email to BlackBloggernet@gmail.com

I also welcome submissions from Afrospear members as well.
Furthermore, if there is any news that Afrospear would like me to
share with my readers, feel free to let me know.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Your assistance is greatly

Best Wishes,

Jessica Ann Mitchell
M.A. Pan African Studies
(478) 696-2061