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Est. April 5, 2002
Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861
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Dear Readers and Friends of The Black Commentator,

On April 5th, 2002, we published the first issue of The Black Commentator. Now, Issue #861 represents nineteen years of effort by our writers and staff to bring you commentary to advance the movement for economic justice, social justice and peace. We hope you will enjoy this issue, especially the cover story, which celebrates the work of activists in St. Louis to bring about meaningful change.

Looking forward, we need your help to keep The Black Commentator going. This past year has been a financial challenge for so many and The Black Commentator has met that challenge by relying almost completely on financial contributions to survive.

Asking for scarce dollars is a difficult model for the success of any organization, especially in a time when there are so many, many demands on the dollars any of us have for making contributions. How does one make the decision about where those dollars should go?

The Black Commentator fosters conversation and thought about solutions for the challenges we all face. One thoughtful commentary can lead to action that brings understanding and meaningful change. This is an important way we make progress in this world. The value of The Black Commentator lies in the ability of commentary to multiply understanding among people and thus, foster change.

When you are deciding where you should put your financial support, please consider contributing to The Black Commentator. Your dollar will spread understanding and subsequent change far wider than any item one dollar can buy.

As we all celebrate BC’s 19th birthday and 861 issues of The Black Commentator, the writers and staff want you to know that we remain committed to bringing you thoughtful commentary, and we hope, that with your help, we will be able to continue doing so for many years to come.

Please click here to make your contribution. Thank you for supporting The Black Commentator. Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861 Cover Story: A New Mayor in Town: Black, Bold and Female - Could it be a true break from plantation politics? - View from the Battlefield By Jamala Rogers, BC Editorial Board Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: Legal to Kill a Blackman - Political Cartoon By Eric Garcia, Minneapolis MN Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: GOP Condones Racism, but Draws the Line With Alleged Sex Trafficker Gaetz - Color of Law By David A. Love, JD, BC Executive Editor Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: The Chauvin Trial: A White Male Police Officer vs. a Black Man With a Criminal Record By Dr. Elwood Watson, PhD, BC Guest Commentator Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: World’s Richest Man Once Again Beats His Workers Into Submission - Solidarity America By John Funiciello, BC Columnist Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: What the GOP (grand ol' poops) Want - Political Cartoon By Chuck Siler, Carrollton TX Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: Why GOP Bets Farm on Attacking Transgender People By Sonali Kolhatkar, Independent Media Institute, BC Guest Commentator Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: An Offering to Our Asian Sisters By Zillah Eisenstein, BC Guest Commentator Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s Struggle With Sexuality Mirrors the Black Church’s - Inclusion By The Reverend Irene Monroe, BC Editorial Board Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: Intentionally Mean, Cruel and Nasty - Sharp n' Blunt By Desi Cortez, BC Columnist Apr 15, 2021 - Issue 861: Apartheid - An Appropriate Description - Political Cartoon By Carlos Latuff, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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