Readers and Friends of The Black Commentator,
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
make your contribution. Thank you for supporting The Black