The Light will not be in the dark on Sept. 20. My staff and I will be in Jena for the peaceful protest to be held Sept. 20.
As a journalist, who bleeds black ink, there is no way in hell that I will miss one of the biggest events in my lifetime. Though the march will be held days before The Light comes out on Oct. 1, I’m committed to brining you “my” perspective of the events of that day. For most of my career I worked at a daily newspaper with the mindset that old news is not good news, especially in this day when people want information now.
However, my church member, Jules and her daughter, really opened my eyes to the importance of The Light. Ms. Jules told me no matter how many other news outlets covered the march, they still wanted to read what I had to say. That made my day.
Though the newspaper doesn’t publish until Oct. 1, I promised to try to bring you something fresh.