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Dear Editor,

I got a glimpse of Black Book News at the Seaburn.com website and I was proud of what you all are doing. I am sending in my subscription today. Please let me know how I can support you in your great effort.

Samantha, Newark, NJ




Jamie Walker

Black Book News

Dear Editor,

I was impressed by the press release and the goals you outlined for it in your publications. As a young African American aspiring author I have wondered why nobody is reporting on the numerous writers in our community, and why we end up reading about the same people over and over again. Let me tell you that I will make sure that my friends know about your magazine so that they too can support you. Keep up the good work.

Janet, Washington DC



Donna Hill

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Dear Editor,

Let me first congratulate you for taking this bold step to issue the Black Book News. I am disappointed, however, that you chose to feature a failing African American business in Harlem. There are many reasons for this failure and itís not simply due to the gentrification thatís going on. This particular operation that you featured had no chance at all because we black people still go to Office Depot and Staples for our supplies rather than support a community-based business. I would like to read more about solutions and not just about problems. The changes that are currently taking place in Harlem are a good thing and a wake up call for Black America.

Jessica, Jamaica NY


Sandra Ottey

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Dear Editor,

A friend told me about your great magazine and immediately I sent in my subscription. I would like to see more childrenís books reviews and less attention paid to books on so-called black erotica. As a schoolteacher, I have observed that we donít have enough childrenís books for our children and itís time a community-based magazine did something about it. Please make it a point to report regularly on new books for children perhaps by establishing a special Childrenís book section in your magazine.

Jonathan, Bronx NY



Dana Sanders Hill

Dear Editor,

Congratulations on your publication. I like to see a magazine like yours dedicated to new and upcoming authors published by Black Publishers. The books out there are corruption our children because they are consumption oriented in their values and present ideals of a strictly private happiness and well-being without any concern for other people or the broader social issues. We need more positive and progressive magazines to highlight authors like those that you feature.

Fannie, NYC



Gloria Mallette

Dear Editor,

Thank you for all the reviews. My thanks to you and your staff for doing such a wonderful job with your magazine. Black cannot and will not remain silent anymore. We are all indebted to you for providing us with a forum via Black Book News, and for your efforts toward raising the cultural level of the community.

J.J., GA

Edwidge Danticat

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