Editor's Comments, February 2021

Editor's Comments

Editor’s Comments: New Foundations

Kobena Amoah

The idea of restoring the publication summer of 2020, Ellen contacted me to became reality in the 2019-20 academic continue her line of work. I gladly calendar year, under the initiative of accepted this responsibility and much Ellen Kazembe (Former Editor-In. has happened since then. Chief) and has ever since been successful. While I had not been involved in the first publication, my encounter with the chief editor at the time, Ellen Kazembe, inspired my association with the publication. It was through this association that in the summer of 2020, Ellen contacted me to continue her line of work. I gladly accepted this responsibility and much has happened since then.

This is the first version of the publication ever since I took responsibility of it and it would be evident some modifications have been made. To some extent, these revisions have been resultant of natural processes as I became more involved with this time-consuming project. To another extent, the revisions made have been a result of the influences (direct or indirect) of Ms. Tasha Otenti (my advisor) and Ms. Malinda Polk( my high school English Teacher). To both, I owe an enormous debt of gratitude. Beyond that, I would specifically like to thank Ms. Otenti. It was through her conversations that I became more intrigued and started working with the publication. I would also like to thank my colleague and managing editor Denzel Marufu for his work and endearing support in turning this publication to what it is now. I would also extend my gratitude to Professor Elizabeth Benacka and Professor Desmond Odugu for their tremendous support. And lastly, of course, I would like to thank Mr. Craig Marchbanks for his support. This edition is a continuation of the ideas and interactions I had with all these people. Whatever the changes made between this edition and the previous, the purpose remains the same: documenting the black experience at the Lake Forest College.

Readers will note the publication is divided into three sections. The sections are directed toward the components of the black community at the college – alumni, current students, and faculty members. While these sections could be read out of order, better served will you be if you read them in order. The section on the current students is the most expansive and it is to this audience we devote most of our attention.