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Black Panthers news and analysis from The Nation
September 1, 2022
Where Solidarity, Abolition, and Queer History Meet
The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison
makes a compelling case for abolition as a central part of queer politics.
May 24, 2022
The Long History of Resistance That Birthed Black Lives Matter
A conversation with historian Donna Murch about the past, present, and future of Black radical organizing.
November 12, 2021
We Abandon Low-Income Voters at Our Peril
The survival struggles of the poor and dispossessed have long been both a spark for social, political, and economic change in this country.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
June 1, 2021
Letters From the June 14/21, 2021, Issue
You don’t say… Facts and fairness… World citizens… The revolutionary spirit… A survivor speaks (web only)…
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?
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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.
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.