Do we still need a black media?

Media Outlet: 

Huffington Post, Columbia Journalism Review 

In an opinion piece, Lori Tharps says that she doesn’t “want the black press to simply be the antidote to a racist mainstream media.” Rather, the Temple journalism professor wants “to elevate the form so that it is an organic expression of people wanting to tell black stories … independent of whatever the mainstream media is doing or not doing. In other words, a vibrant black media and a more inclusive mainstream media should both be available to the public.”