The Black Commentator

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The Black Commentator's "core audience is African Americans and their allies in the struggle for social and economic justice. It is also important to share Black American perspectives with the rest of the world, a mission uniquely suited to the Internet.

"Our focus is commentary, analysis and investigation, elements of political dialogue that are absolutely essential to the creation of movements for social change. Without regular forums for advocacy and debate, a people are at the mercy of their adversaries...

"The founders of The Black Commentator were Peter Gamble and Glen Ford. They met in 1973 when they worked together as network broadcast journalists in Washington, D.C.

"In 1977 Glen and Peter created America's Black Forum, the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television. Under their guidance, ABF was quoted weekly by national and international news organizations. A feat no other Black news entity has accomplished, before or since." [1]

"In the fall of 2006, Glen Ford, Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberley and Leutisha Stills of CBC Monitor left Black Commentator, which Ford had co-founded and edited since 2002, and launched Black Agenda Report." [2]

Editorial Board

Accessed April 2008: [3]



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  1. About, The Black Commentator, accessed April 14, 2008.
  2. About, Black Agenda Report, accessed August 14, 2009.
  3. About, The Black Commentator, accessed April 14, 2008.