Dear Reader, 
Why Black Scene now? The editors felt you were entitled to an explanation. Most of us have become aware of the deficiencies in our community during the current administration, locally and nationally. This is our first step.
Nearly five decades after it was first published, we will strive once again to make Black Scene a quality professional publication of general interest to the entire Black community and to those who are sympathetic to our aspirations. We will present no dogmatic political viewpoint but will continue our interest in the political process affecting our community.

We expect to continue the format used in the 1970s, allowing this publication to use the same table of contents told from the present day. We intend to juxtapose the past with the present to set the stage for real discussion about where we are as a community, while retaining flexibility to allow the publication to be a showcase for our talents.