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Black Panther Paper Making a Comeback

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Black Panther Paper Making a Comeback

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Black Panther paper making a comeback

The Black Panther, a newspaper associated with the militant group that sponsored it 20 years ago, has made a comeback.

Published in Berkeley, Calif., by former members of the Black Panthers, the paper is subtitled Black Community News Service.

Zenobia Embry-Nimmer, a member of the Black Panther committee, told E&P that the national publication, which sells for $1, will begin as a quarterly with the aim of going weekly in the future.

The 28-page tabloid's first issue carries the lead headline "The Struggle Continues," and contains some of the fiery rhetoric of its predecessor. The front page also shows a picture of the late Huey Newton, the Black Panthers' leader.

A statement issued by the Black Panther Newspaper Committee stated that the paper's goal is to "serve as a national forum for local community activists and organizers. Our people are fighting for their very survival here in Amerikkka. Drugs, unemployment and underemployment, homelessness, miseducation, police terror and racist vigilante terror have all combined with the usual institutional racism to lay our various communities under siege as never before. …

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