For Immediate Release
Contact: Co-Publishers Glen
Ford and Peter Gamble
Publishers of www.BlackCommentator.com
are pleased to announce that the Internet publication is now published
weekly. BlackCommentator.com now provides commentary, analysis and
investigations on issues affecting African Americans, twice as often
began as a monthly and quickly moved to every other week publication.
Beginning with Issue number 17 on November 21, 2002, BlackCommentator.com
began publishing on Thursday of each week.
was always our intention to publish on a weekly basis," said
Co-Publisher Glen Ford. "African Americans and their allies
demand a publication that helps shape the political dialogue essential
to the creation of movements for social change. Without regular
forums for advocacy and debate, a people are at the mercy of their
of the Poisoned Tree, the lead story
of BC's inaugural issue of April
5, 2002, exposed the Hard Right's plan to capture City Hall
in Newark, New Jersey. Although this BlackCommentator.com investigation
played a critical role in defeating a Black Trojan Horse mayoral
candidate, the publishers soon discovered that rightwing money had
targeted Black officeholders and institutions, nationwide. Newark
was only the tip of the iceberg. "That poisoned tree drops
so much nasty fruit we must keep a constant eye on it," said
Co-Publisher Peter Gamble. "The struggle for social and economic
justice requires an active defense and offense. BlackCommentator.com
has become an important tool for progressive movements. We've gone
weekly to meet the challenges presented by the hyper-aggressive
addition to creating the Trojan Horse Watch (recognized in the National
Urban League's State of Black America 2002 - August
8, 2002), BlackCommentator.com has exposed the political corruption
of the GOP's faith-based initiatives (July
11, 2002), dissected the propaganda uses of opinion polling
of African Americans (Nov
21, 2002), documented U.S. government facilitation of the international
drug trade (April 5, 2002),
and unraveled the lies of a phony election study by the Atlanta
is regularly cited and quoted in the major corporate media, despite
our relentless challenges to their authority and veracity. "When
you're consistent and effective, you can't be ignored," said
central mission is to enhance the discussion of issues that drive
the evolving Black political agenda. As a weekly publication, we
give our readers more to think about, more often, as we continue
building the future together.
Internet has provided a marvelous tool for social change. We at
BlackCommentator.com act as social demographers with a mission.
Using the Internet as a kind of map, we will continue to gather
together individuals, groups and movements that share a common interest
in justice and communicate with them, directly and instantaneously.
is also important to share Black American perspectives with the
rest of the world, a mission uniquely suited to the Internet.
we face the dangers and promise of the new century, debate among
Black Americans and people of good will becomes ever more crucial.
BlackCommentator.com is designed to nurture such a dialogue, which
means exposing charlatans as well as identifying allies. We now
invite our reader's participation, Thursday of every week.