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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Saturday, March 30, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Daninel Kaluuya, the star of Get Out, is set to play Fred Hampton in an upcoming film produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.
Maywood native and slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton has been trending in Hollywood over the last few years. Last month, news broke that a second film about his life is in development.
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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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