EDITORIAL: Why GBN Hasn’t Posted Lately and Why We Are Back More Intently Than Ever

Dear Good Black News readers – chances are most of you are unaware that earlier this month, our goodblacknews.org site was hacked and (temporarily) completely wiped off the internet. Luckily, we were able to recover our data and immediately begin work to re-secure GBN. We would have let this remain a behind-the-scenes matter, if not for one thing – the verbiage left on our profile page, the only page we could access while the site was down.  Our screenshot of it is below:

In case that is hard to make out clearly, it says:

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We suspect the message above was tailored to target Good Black News and its content. Whether this was the work of a hate group, or of those posing as one to create disruption and stoke anger or fear, the bottom line is Good Black News is not and will not go down, will not be erased and will not alter our positive and pro-active vision one whit.

Over the years GBN has received several racist and/or hateful tweets, emails and comments – our typical response has been to delete, block and move on with little to no acknowledgement of the vitriol. But now, in the era of #TimesUp and #MeToo, it no longer feels right to ignore the ugliness that comes our way, even if pointing it out may invite more of it.

Regardless, we will continue to stay true to our mission and philosophy to be an unfailing and reliable source for all the good things black people do, give, and receive all over the world.

If you want to help us continue to grow as a force, please consider amplifying our site and its cause by encouraging your friends and loved ones to follow us so that we may all be well-informed, stronger and brighter together.

Onward and Upward,

Lori Lakin Hutcherson and Lesa Lakin

GBN Editors

12 thoughts on “EDITORIAL: Why GBN Hasn’t Posted Lately and Why We Are Back More Intently Than Ever”

  1. Glad you won’t give up in spite of the negativity. You are a welcome respite from so much bad media coverage of our people.

  2. GBN — you are so important. Thank you for ALL you give us. That you are back on- line is itself Good Black News!

  3. Sent your logon and your editorial to some I hope will become new subscribers! Please keep on keepin’ on!

  4. You allow me to have better and better pictures of who we all really are. Thank you. Glad you are here.

  5. So happy to see you back up and strong. Hate has no place in this society. We must acknowledge this country’s real history and learn. Thank you for all you do.

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