Navigating the freelance and journalism landscape is already a minefield. For writers of color, the challenges become greater, the wage gap becomes wider, and the chances of landing the deal get slimmer. Surviving toxic, exploitation full-time staff jobs? Forget it! Black journalists have been calling out the disparities for decades while the industry would have us normalize inequity. Our Black journalists have solutions and suggestions for the freelancer that’s one pitch away from giving up.