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Black Panther Party

A Sledgehammer: Review of Judas and the Black Messiah

A revolutionary socialist and Left Voice correspondent who met Fred Hampton in 1969 reviews the new Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and the Black Messiah.

Rob Lyons

March 1, 2021

George Jackson: Black August Revolutionary

George Jackson was a Black man serving a one year to life sentence over a petty crime. During his time in prison, he began reading Marxist texts and became a radical communist prison organizer.

Kimberly Ann

August 21, 2020

Free All Political Prisoners — Interview With a Black Panther Elder

Chip Fitzgerald is the longest-held Black Panther political prisoner in U.S. history. Here is an interview with Black Panther elder and former political prisoner, Arthur League, about the fight to free his comrades.

Julia Wallace

June 16, 2020

The Revolution Will Not Be Localized

Mutual aid and other forms of local organizing are important, but can never overthrow capitalism on their own. How should socialists proceed?

Ezra Brain

May 8, 2020

Nina Simone: Portrait of a Revolutionary Artist

Nina Simone took the world of her experience, the hatred and anger of a lifetime of racial and sexual violence, and transformed it into a weapon to defend and uplift Black Americans. 

James Dennis Hoff

February 27, 2020

Fred Hampton Was Assassinated, His Fight for Black Liberation is Still Alive

On December 4, 1969, Chicago police fired about 100 shots into an apartment containing seven sleeping members of the Illinois’ Black Panther Party chapter. Mark Clark and Fred Hampton were killed.

Julia Wallace

December 4, 2019

Free Chip Fitzgerald! Free All Political Prisoners!

Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald is the longest incarcerated Black Panther in U.S. history. Locked up from 1969 to the present struggle for his release continues to be lead by his comrades from the 1960s and human rights activists today.

Julia Wallace

June 26, 2019

As “Black Panther” Wins Awards, Fight to Free Black Panthers Continues

We must remember and fight to free the real Black Panthers who are still locked up.

Julia Wallace

February 27, 2019

Black Radicalism on Screen: “The Hate U Give”

It is not every day that the music of Tupac Shakur and the politics of the Black Panthers are harmoniously woven into a tale about a modern black family. But in a society still marred by racial and class inequality, normalcy isn’t an option for black Americans like the Carters, the protagonists of “The Hate U Give.”

Ben Fredericks

November 9, 2018