Fred Hampton Was Right

By Lauren Araiza, Truthout. -

On March 15, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that the film Judas and the Black Messiah, about the assassination of Chicago Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, [...]

What Isn’t In Judas And The Black Messiah Is Just As Important As What Is

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

A movie that centers a political giant such as Fred Hampton is inevitably going to generate a kind of public and political discussion that is wholly anathema to the Hollywood corporate [...]

New Documents Suggest J. Edgar Hoover Was Involved In Fred Hampton’s Murder

By Flint Taylor and Jeff Haas, Truthout. -

In March 1976, we sat in a cavernous Chicago courtroom while FBI agent Roy Martin Mitchell testified in the federal civil rights case that we and our partners at the People’s Law Office had [...]

RIP Fred Hampton: A Black Visionary Assassinated By The FBI

By Jefferson Morley, Counterpunch.org -

Fifty years ago this week, a squad of Chicago police officers killed Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in a pre-dawn raid on the apartment where they were sleeping. In the decades [...]

Fifty Years Of Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition

By Jacqueline Serrato, Southside Weekly. -

On a February afternoon in 1969, Chairman Fred Hampton and his contingent of Illinois Black Panthers went looking for a Puerto Rican kid by the name of Cha-Cha in Chicago’s Lincoln Park [...]

Fred Hampton’s Boyhood House Saved From Foreclosure — For Now

By Michael Romain, Thevillagefreepress.org -

The childhood home of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, 804 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, will not be up for auction this week, as was originally scheduled, buying community leaders some more [...]

Newsletter: Heroes In The War At Home

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. Forty six years ago this week, 21 year old Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was murdered in his bed by Chicago police and the FBI. [...]