Introducing Weekly EQ – New Mexico’s African American News
Welcome to Weekly EQ, New Mexico’s information portal for African American news, arts, politics, and community events.
“EQ” stands for “Ebony Quotient” because this platform will strive to significantly increase black New Mexicans’ visibility and connectivity. Weekly EQ is also an open forum to discuss the issues—within and without of the black community—which matter and affect us most.
Weekly EQ will actively work to reflect and celebrate the rich diversity of our people. We will do our best to streamline the quantity and quality of communication amongst black New Mexicans, statewide.
This virtual space is the brainchild of Cathryn McGill, founder and organizer of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee. Ms. McGill and her staff reached out to me to be this site’s content manager due to my writerly work history and vocal activism.
As for me, I’m a screenwriter, copywriter, blogger, life coach, agitator, and father. I was born and raised in California and have worked, schooled, and parented in New Mexico for a decade. In New Mexico, a platform like Weekly EQ is important to help keep our broad, yet intimate population united by being informed.
Our sincere hope is that Weekly EQ will be utilized as a virtual town hall, gathering space, bulletin board, and soapbox. Also, we know that black folk aren’t monolithic. Disparate and distant pockets of black New Mexicans are encouraged to invite one another—and the larger New Mexican population—to events worth attending and to points of view worth presenting via this blog.
Please feel free to send suggestions for news stories, profiles, reviews, and interviews to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, more than ever, black people need our voices and experiences heard, and Weekly EQ is proud to be able to offer a space to express our point of view.
In peace and gratitude,