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The current issue is always free to everyone - Cover Story: What Is Patriotism Really About? - Between the Lines - By Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad, PhD - Columnist

Dr. Samad was Mark Thompson's guest Thursday, June 10, 2008

Click here to listen to some of the BC guest segments.

Obama Patriotism
By Daryl Cagle,

Political Cartoon: Obama Patriotism By Daryl Cagle, - Rev. Pinkney, Activist, Sent to Prison! - Class Warfare in the U.S. of Amerikkka! - Represent Our Resistance - By Dr. Lenore J. Daniels, PhD - Editorial Board - Voter Protection - The African World - By Bill Fletcher, Jr. - Executive Editor - Handgun Madness at the U.S. Supreme Court - Color of Law - By David A. Love, JD - Editorial Board - It Makes You Want to Cry: Economy Hits Seniors Hard - Left Margin - By Carl Bloice - Editorial Board - Obama’s Turn to the Right Leaves Out Poor LGBTQ Americans - Inclusion - By The Reverend Irene Monroe - Editorial Board - Freedom Really is a Constant Struggle - Keeping it Real - By Larry Pinkney - Editorial Board

No Bid Oil Contracts
By Mark Hurwitt

Political Cartoon: No Bid Oil Contracts By Mark Hurwitt - The Zimbabwean Working Peoples: Between a Political Rock and an Economic Hard Place - Think Piece - By Dr. Horace Campbell, PhD - Guest Commentator - A Few Thoughts on Patriotism - By Joe Navarro - Guest Commentator

The Twenty-Ninth NBUF Convention: The Next Generation Taking The Lead - Worrill’s World By Dr. Conrad Worrill, PhD, Columnist - Ask Not What... - By Cindy Sheehan - Guest Commentator

Fallouja Wall
By Larry Richardson

Art: Fallouja Wall By Larry Richardson - Sketches of Our Culture: Apathetic, Going on Pathetic - Student Writers’ Corner - By Tolu Olorunda - Student Guest Commentator

Hope - Poetic Black Fusion By Poet Blackman Preach, Spoken Word Columnist (includes MP3 audio) - The Oakland Community School, Oakland, CA / The Hope Is Our Young People - In Struggle Spotlight - By Larry Pinkney - Editorial Board

Quote to Ponder: "For the black man with the attaché case, or for the black boy on the needle, it has always been the intention of the Republic to promulgate and guarantee his dependence on this Republic." - James Baldwin - Africa Advocacy & The Zimbabwe Factor - By Netfa Freeman - Guest Commentator

South America Food Crisis
By Nerilicon,, Mexico City

Political Cartoon: South America Food Crisis By Nerilicon,, Mexico City

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July 10, 2008
Issue 285

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