Alternatives Not Diverse, Says Cleveland's New Urban Monthly

march 21, 2003  11:43 am
A "disturbing trend of alt-weeklies' [is their] inaccessibility in inner cities -- particularly in black inner city areas," Former Cleveland Free Times writer Daniel Gray-Kontar, now editor of Urban Dialect, writes in an e-mail to AAN News. "It's been a point of contention for myself and other black writers for many moons as we question exactly who we are really writing for." This week Urban Dialect publishes an essay by contributor Mark Reynolds about the distribution pattern of alt-weeklies as well as "the phenomenon of being an alternative weekly 'Designated Black Writer.'"