English Teacher Launches Magazine to Celebrate Black Virginians

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” — Mr. Samuel Cornish and Mr. John B. Russwurm, Freedom’s Journal. It is with that moving spirit and energy that motivated Cydny A. Neville, an English teacher from Triangle, Virginia, to launch The Virginia Black Lifestyle Magazine, LLC (VBLM).

Cydny A. Neville, founder of Virginia Black Lifestyle Magazine

Having watched countless stories in the news, telling false narratives about Black lives, she decided to control the narrative and create a medium where Black Virginians could contribute to the narrative by telling the tales of their own successes, trials, triumphs, lifestyles, and more in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Cydny comments, “It is important that we know and celebrate our truths, our accomplishments, our greatness, and that our children understand that ‘Our Narrative Matters!’”

 

Cydny is a proud alumna of Virginia State University where she majored in English and minored in Mass Communications. She served as Photography Editor for The Statesman, has worked professionally as a freelance writer, created the “Dumfries Community Column” for a Northern Virginia print newspaper, and hosted a television show in Prince William County for four seasons. She comments, “I understand how challenging it is to break through the communications field, especially for young Black creatives. This is why I decided to launch the Internship program, which caters to students from Virginia’s five Historically Black Colleges and Universities!” Continue Reading

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