Our buddy Keith Boykin adds "entrepreneur" to his ever-expanding skill set: The New York Times best-selling author, activist and blogger now launches The Daily Voice, which dubs itself "Black America's Daily News Source."
Taking a cue from Arianna Huffington and her phenomenally successful Huffington Post, The Daily Voice fuses politics, pop culture, and, the arts and its roster of contributers reads like a who's who of Black America. The site launches with some heavy hitters, including out and former NBA player John Amaechi on the dilemma facing LGBT voters, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick amplifying his earlier endorsement for Barack Obama, as well as "Marcia Dyson and Jacqueline Jackson, each of whom is taking a different position on the presidential campaign than their famous spouses," Keith says. Just like we're one of the featured contributors at HuffPo, we're also joining the The Daily Voice team, so look for our byline in the coming days.
Boykin says the concept behind the The Daily Voice is "not a gay site. Or a straight site. But rather it's a place for all of us to come together in the African American community. Whether you're male or female, gay or straight, young or old, Republican or Democrat, we want to hear your voices. I see this as a space where Rev. Jesse Jackson may contribute one day and then Clarence Thomas the next. And you all know what I think about Clarence Thomas.
"Still, this new project is much bigger than me. It's about us, our community, our people coming together as one. This past weekend, as I watched the new Barack Obama music video, "Yes We Can," I suddenly felt inspired again. I remembered what it felt like to believe that anything is possible. I remembered what it felt like not to listen to the cynics and the naysayers. And I remembered the awesome power we have inside of us when we only dare but to dream."
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