Thursday, July 4, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Black Panthers on the capitol steps in Olympia, Wa. in 1969. They were protesting gun legislation. | Courtesy Washington State Archives / Via The Trace
In his last public letter — released two weeks before his death on July 4, 1826 — Thomas Jefferson praised the Declaration of Independence, a document he had drafted a half-century earlier, as “an instrument, pregnant with our own and the fate of the world.”
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
On Dec. 4, 1969, Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, was assassinated during a raid in his Chicago apartment by local and federal law enforcement officials.
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Monday, November 12, 2018 || By Bonni McKeown || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Billy Brooks and Emory Douglas, two former Black Panther Party members, show off an old copy of the party’s newspaper during a Black Panther Party health fair on Nov. 3. | Bonni McKeown
Black Panthers and Black Panther Cubs from all over the city and country gathered at Stone Temple Baptist Church in Chicago for an all-day health fair on Nov. 3.
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