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Mar 07, 2013 - Issue 507
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In This Issue Cover Story: A Question to Black Leadership - The African World By Bill Fletcher, Jr., BC Editorial Board

I don’t think that I am the only African American who was brought up with the “Black golden rule”. It goes something like this: before you think about going for the ‘gold’ remember that just because white people do something questionable never assume that you—as an African American—can get away with it. Quote to Ponder:  "Political organizations are formed to keep the powerful in power…” - Shirley Chisholm Women's Violence - Political Cartoon By Chuck Siler, Carrollton TX The Boy Scout of America - Another Closed Door for Black GBTQ Youth – Inclusion - By The Reverend Irene Monroe - BC Editorial Board

The BSA has been a source of constant and consistent strong positive male figures. The Republican Party Devouring Itself – Good - Left Margin - By Carl Bloice - BC Editorial Board

Every time I hear a GOPer talk about being in the “party of Lincoln,” I want to gag. A Divided People is What Makes The U.S. a Suffering Country - Solidarity America - By John Funiciello - BC Columnist

If you cannot survive at your current standard of living for three months without a paycheck, you are basically in the working class. The Confederacy And Jury Selection By Ed Sebesta and Dr. Euan Hague, PhD, BC Guest Commentators

The use of identification with the Confederacy in voir dire jury selection need not be restricted to the South. The CNN poll found that 14% of Northeasterners, 23% of Midwesterners, and 11% of Westerners sympathized with the Confederacy over the Union. Attacking Voting Rights -The Audacity of History By Amy V. Simmons, BC Editorial Board

History presents immutable facts about what has happened in the past, although many will interpret them differently,based on their perspective and personal experiences, particularly if they were a part of those seminal events in times of great societal transition. New God - Political Cartoon - By Eric Garcia, Chicago IL Will Revisionist 'Scholars' Erase The People's Victories From History? - Keeping It Real By Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Any people who are successfully kept ignorant of their historical victories are, by default, also ignorant of their present mental chains... Presente’ Hugo Chavez - Nafsi ya Jamii - By Wilson Riles - BC Columnist

It is highly unlikely that we will have a unifying force in the world again soon like President Hugo Chavez. Privileging the Voices of the Threatened, Marginalized, and Offended - Represent Our Resistance - By Dr. Lenore J. Daniels, PhD - BC Editorial Board

The systemic and far-reaching neutralization of Black cultural productions was as covert as COINTELPRO was overt. Thank God the Little Bronze Bigot Flew Over Denzel - Point Blank - By Chris Stevenson - BC Columnist

When you see most movies and TV shows and news shows depicting black criminal(s), what you are really seeing is a white image. It’s Enough to Make a Negro Turn Black: Lu Palmer - Worrill’s World - By Dr. Conrad W. Worrill, PhD - BC Columnist

The name Lu Palmer is synonymous with the quest of Black people’s efforts in Chicago and around the country. New York City Citizens Defend Libraries  - Political Cartoon By Mark Hurwitt, Brooklyn NY  Hangin’ in Harlem - Art By Ray Ferrer - Urban Wall Art & Murals, New York NY

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