Monday, January 20, 2014

The Mission of the Southeast Queens Scoop Blog

The mission of the Southeast Queens Scoop Blog is to cover the news, business, and cultural events of Southeast Queens in a current digital format. While we have a number of print newspapers that cover area news, we really don't have a digital media source that uses more recent technology and promotional techniques to communicate the areas news.

This is why our slogan is "Streetwise Digital News."  We want to create an organic news and event source from the perspective of the residents of Southeast Queens, with advanced digital technology.

Southeast Queens is an important historical area especially to African Americans for a number of reasons.  It is the 1st (and only) large county in the US where Blacks have higher aggregate incomes than ethnic groups in the surrounding areas (according to the US Census and the NY Times).  It also was the northern home for jazz artists and other entertainment luminaries.

Famous Jazz Artists and Entertainers that lived in our area at one time or had homes here are: Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Fats Waller, Mercer Ellington, Count Basie, John Coltrane, James Brown, Miles Davis, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Run DMC, Q Tip, and many many others. Sport stars that lived in our area are the legendary Joe Louis, the amazing Babe Ruth, pioneer Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Floyd Patterson, and Bob Cousy just to name a small number.  Business Luminaries or companies from the area are Russell Simmons, Damon Johns and the founders of FUBU. Civic greats that lived here are W. E. B. Du Bois and Roy Wilkins.

In short, Southeast Queens area is a historic area.  In the past our area has made history and we are certain our area will continue to make historic progress and news in the future. The Southeast Queens Scoop will make certain we cover our news.

Kamau Austin, Publisher,
Southeast Queens Scoop

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