Too many of us take it for granted. We assume
that this great on-line magazine - BlackCommentator.com
- will be here forever. I have seen this happen
before. I have seen great on-line magazines that received
thousands of hits per month disappear because of one thing: the
hits were not matched by financial contributions. Only 4%
of those who visit BC each week have
purchased a subscription; considering how many people read BC
through printed copies shared by teachers, co-workers, etc., this
percentage is actually much lower. Comparing this with older data,
it is clear the BC readership has grown
tremendously, and for that, we thank you - and yet the number
of financial supporters has not increased enough to continue publishing
for much longer.
I need to ask you to write a check to BlackCommentator.com,
or send your financial support online. BC needs you to do it now before you think
too much about it. BC needs
you to do this because those of us associated with the magazine
are sure that you share our love for this on-line publication.
The hard fact is that getting through this, our sixth year, requires
more money than we have.
become a first-choice media outlet for thousands and thousands
of people, from all walks of life, in many countries around the
globe. We have all come to trust BC
to be an alternative, progressive and credible source of information.
But you know that already. We just have to make sure that the
magazine can continue to publish, and that means dollars.
I hate to ask people for money, but when a project
is worthy of the time and attention that so many people have put
into it - such as BlackCommentator.com - I feel
inspired to make the request. If you have $50 to spend on
a one-year subscription, you can become a member as a BC Paid
Subscriber. Please do so. You can click
here for the Sign-Up
Page. If you'd rather send a check, the Sign-Up Page has a
link for the form to send with your check.
If you can only make a one-time contribution, I
know that BC would be honored, and you
here for the Contributions
Page. So, if you have some disposable income, please
send some to BC. And, if you can
only make a small contribution, it will be just as much appreciated.
As always, if you cannot afford the $50 fee for
BC, you may become a member by requesting
BC Paid Subscription. Our business model differs from most
others in that we believe everyone who wants to have a subscription
should have one, whether they can afford the yearly fee or not.
We have never turned down a request for a Complimentary BC
Paid Subscription. Presently, the ratio is about 2:1, paying subscriber
to complimentary subscriber. We believe this model is the fair
way to do business.
Please join BlackCommentator.com
while we're still here, so we'll continue to be here - for you.
Thanks in advance.
Bill Fletcher, Jr., member of the BC
here to contact BlackCommentator.com and Mr. Fletcher.