Goldie Taylor Has a New Home! She’s Now A Senior Editor & Columnist At Blue Nation Review

January 23, 2015  |  

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Goldie Taylor — you’ve seen her all over MSNBC, CNN, and maybe even HBO’s The Real Time With Bill MaherShe’s a filmmaker, veteran journalist and, most importantly, an opinionist whose viewpoint is highly valued in the political discourse. But now, to the delight of her many fans, Taylor has found a home: Blue Nation Review, a press statement reported.

Blue Nation Review, a haven for progressive news and commentary, is welcoming Taylor as their new senior editor and columnist.

“Goldie’s own real life struggles have given her the strength to become a powerful voice for women, especially women of color. To be a good journalist, you have to know what and how people feel. Simply put, Goldie can relate to the struggles most Americans know to be real and she’ll be a great asset here at BNR,” Jimmy Williams, executive editor, said in a statement.

The “struggles” Williams is referring to is Taylor’s challenging past of being a single working mother — a situation that many women in America know all to well. She’s neither a “bed wetting liberal” or a “right wing zealot,” she told EbonyJet.com in 2008, but she empathizes with the voiceless:

“We slept in cars, bought groceries with food stamps and prayed for a better day,” Taylor reminisced. “All of this was possible because somebody laid a brick or two on the road for me. When I cast my vote, it will be for people who will lay more bricks for people like me.”

Taylor put herself through school at Emory University and got a part-time job at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution — but that was over a decade ago. She went on to work for two Fortune 500 companies and two multinational public relations firms. She owns an advertising agency, authored a few books, and wrote columns for TheGrioEssence, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, CNN, MSNBCand more.

Taylor, a woman who has lost her brother and father to gun violence in St. Louis, been a former marine, and raised three children as a single mom, has many facets of her life — though unfortunate — that have indeed made her relatable, as Williams explained.

“I’m eager to join the BNR team because they don’t pretend to be another old beltway media outlet,” Taylor said. “Its fine to cover what happens in Washington, but we have to do more than just scan the headlines; we, at Blue Nation Review, have a duty to explain why a story matters to us – why it matters to you.”

Check out Taylor’s debut piece, “Mugshots of Black Men Used For Sniper Target Practice in South Florida,” where she discusses her thoughts about a South Florida police department using a photo line-up of six black men for target practice.

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