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Black Panthers news and analysis from The Nation
March 18, 2021
Judas and the Black Messiah
’s Stark Binaries
A new biopic of Fred Hampton poses a question: Will a film ever capture the radical spirit of the Black Panthers?
November 18, 2020
Colin Kaepernick Speaks Out for Mumia Abu-Jamal
The exiled quarterback stands up for an imprisoned revolutionary, bringing Mumia’s case into the current moment.
June 25, 2020
‘We Can’t Be Duped by Petty Reforms’: A Q&A With a Black Panther
Kent Ford, who founded the Portland, Ore., chapter of the Black Panther Party, says we’re finally seeing Fred Hampton’s multiracial coalition in action.
June 24, 2020
When We Don’t Say Their Names, We Deny Them Justice
The murders of black cis men sparked the current protests. But black women, trans, nonbinary, and queer folks are fighting for their lives too.
Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa
May 27, 2020
Israel’s Mizrahi Activists Are Fighting the Racist Nation-State Law
Echoing the country’s Black Panther movement of the early 1970s, they’re challenging the false binary of Arab vs. Jew, which the law strengthens.
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February 24, 2020
Mask Off: The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team Has Long Been a Symbol of Reaction
Like it or not, the “Miracle on Ice” team has long allowed itself to be used by the worst actors in our politics.
December 27, 2019
William Barr’s Police-Fueled War on Civil Rights
The attorney general’s obsession with protecting the police is a throwback to the crackdown on protesters in the 1960s.
Joshua Clark Davis
June 1, 2018
Second and Third Thoughts on Tom Wolfe
He was blithely unaware of how his journalistic cutting edge sliced one family into ribbons—mine.
May 10, 2017
Colin Kaepernick’s Message to Chicago Youth: ‘Know Your Rights’
NFL quarterback took his Know Your Rights Camp to the South Side of Chicago. Here is an exclusive look inside.
May 8, 2017
Campus Admin Ignored Students’ Demands for Black Visibility. So They Took Over Their Building.
The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance of the University of California, Santa Cruz, camped out for three days until the school met its demands.