I do agree that it seems that black literature is becoming almost a thing of the past. It seems to me that black writers today are forsaking the genre of writing to uplift, inform, or educate. But at the same time, we live in a world that runs contradictory to literature of any kind and that includes black. Black minds have for years been under attack, years ago great black sitcoms like The Jefferson’s, and Good Times always came on at 5:00pm conveniently in conflict with the local news. Now with the explosion of videos and social media the brain muscle gets little exercise aka reading and we appear to be addicted to entertainment or fantasy that does almost nothing for our minds or consciousness.