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November 5 , 2009 - Issue 349

Cover Story: And What of the Black Underclass? - Keeping It Real - By Larry Pinkney - Editorial Board


Dear BC Reader,

Beginning this week and continuing for the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing some changes in BC. The content will remain, as always:

an independent weekly internet magazine dedicated to the movement for economic justice, social justice and peace, providing commentary, analysis and investigations on issues affecting African Americans and the African world.

This week, we introduce our new BC Subscription plans, with several different subscription lengths and payment options from which to choose. We must return to subscription-based publishing in order to keep BC alive, although we also intend to continue Complimentary BC Subscriptions for low income readers, so that access to remains available to everyone. BC Subscription prices range from a low $39.95 one-time payment (or $3.95 over twelve payments) for a full year (at least 40 issues) to $4.95 for a one-month subscription. The Sign-Up Page gives all the details and BC Subscription plans.

For those of you who have continued your financial support through contributions to BC, we would be happy to create a BC Subscription for you at no additional charge. Please click here to let us know if you would like to convert your contributions to a BC Subscription.

Beginning this week, you may notice that you need to sign-in to view certain pages of By next week, to read most of BC you will need to sign-in.

Very soon, you will also see new website menus to make navigating easier. We have listened to BC reader suggestions and are nearly finished re-designing the site navigation. Do you have suggestions? Please click here to make sure they reach Nancy Littlefield.

We understand that paying for a subscription in tough times is not easy for everyone. Neither is publishing an online magazine, without income. And yet, especially with so many important issues facing us all today, the work of BC is more relevant and necessary than ever. We want to be there when you go to, and by asking everyone to pitch in, we will be.

Thank you for your past and future support, both financial and through your reader comments to us and to your friends and colleagues.

Peter Gamble              Bill Fletcher                        Nancy Littlefield
Publisher                    Executive Editor                  Managing Editor

US Aid to Pakistan
By Carlos Latuff

Cartoon: US Aid to Pakistan By Carlos Latuff

A Personal Look at Healthcare Reform - The African World - By Bill Fletcher, Jr. - Executive Editor

350.Org: Moving in a "Completely Different Direction" - Represent Our Resistance - By Dr. Lenore J. Daniels, PhD - Editorial Board

Obama, the Karzai Brothers & the Ghost of Najibullah - Left Margin - By Carl Bloice - Editorial Board

Absolute Corruption is the Rule in America - Color of Law  - By David A. Love, JD - Editorial Board

Obama’s Leadership Style - African American Leadership - By Dr. Ron Walters, PhD - Editorial Board

Will Rev. Bernice King’s Bully Pulpit at SCLC Bash Gays? - Inclusion - By The Reverend Irene Monroe - Editorial Board

Obey Windmill
By Shepard Fairey

Cartoon: Obey Windmill By Shepard Fairey

Piper Will Stand to be Paid in New York’s 23rd C.D. - Solidarity America - By John Funiciello - Columnist

Discrimination: Now You See It, Now You Don’t - The Invisible Woman By Sharon Kyle, Columnist

The Concept of Mentacide and Dr. Bobby Wright - Worrill's World By Dr. Conrad W. Worrill, PhD, Columnist

World for Palestine Calendar
Free Palestine - May 2010
By Carlos Latuff for Resistance Art

Art: World for Palestine Calendar - Free Palestine - May 2010 By Carlos Latuff for Resistance Art

Book Review: The Black Panthers and the Assassination of Fred Hampton - By Hans Bennett - Guest Commentator

Quote to Ponder: "We have guided missiles and misguided men." - Martin Luther King

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Thank you very much for your readership.


November 5 , 2009
Issue 349
is published every Thursday
Executive Editor:
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Managing Editor:
Nancy Littlefield
Peter Gamble
Est. April 5, 2002
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