The Philadelphia Black launch is just around the corner!
We hope to be ready before the end of summer, but in the meantime, we’re looking for a few good writers and content contributors for these sections: Business, Community, Spiritual Guidance, News & Politics, and Workforce.
Interested? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our soon to be announced press release is below.
According to the 2000 Census, Philadelphia has an estimated population of 1.5 million people with an approximate 43% attributed to African Americans – yet many in Philadelphia’s African-American community are never engaged, and often miss opportunities, for lack of a centralized information source.
Colorful Communities LLC, an online community-focused organization, aims to fill the gap this spring with a debut of its first community project, opening the stage for those “in and around” the Philadelphia area. The site will feature information, blogs, and community-driven content, as well as serve an online platform for community discussions about a range of topics looming in the minds of visitors.
In spite of the positive nature and spirit of the site, the domain name – www.philadelphiablack.com – has piqued a bit of controversy. “The overall goal of the Philadelphia Black online space is to facilitate a wider exchange of information and opportunities in Philadelphia’s African American community. It’s been an elephant in the room for a long time…”, says Chris Curtis, a Philadelphia native and the Executive Director of Colorful Communities, LLC, “People are often disconnected from events, jobs, and alternatives that exist right under their noses. The PB team is presenting a solution. Nothing more. Nothing less.”
Aside from a range of content participation options, the site – affectionately referred to as “PB” – will offer advertising priced to encourage small businesses, and organizations to promote and market in the new webspace.
With communication and interactivity being key, expectations are high for the success of the Philadelphia Black web site. “For those involved with Philadelphia Black, we’re hoping to make a positive impact in our hometown community. For everyone else, we’re hoping it will be home online.”, says Curtis. “The rapid growth of our mailing list shows that we’re on the right track.”
Curtis is a national web business advocate, a former host of the Voice America Network, and a local Philadelphia business and technology radio host on 900AM WURD. Colorful Commmunities, LLC is a new addition to her online initiatives.
For more information, add yourself to the Philadelphia Black mailing list at www.philadelphiablack.com