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The Influential Black Panther You’ve Never Heard Of

AFRICANGLOBE - The Black Panther party sprung up in 1966 as a response to the police violence Black Americans faced in Oakland, Calif. As the party grew to different cities across the country, one organizer rose up the ranks as a proponent for solidarity across racial boundaries.

How Black Panthers Turned To North Korea In Fight Against US...

AFRICANGLOBE - Though popular perceptions of the Black Panthers often centre on its community breakfast programmes for children and belief in armed self-defence against police, it always defined itself as part of a global battle.

How Eusebio’s Soccer Exploits Challenged European And African Identities

AFRICANGLOBE - "Portugal's greatest ever player was an African," the brilliant Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano noted of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, the Mozambican soccer legend who died Sunday aged 71. And while it is commonplace, today, for the football fortunes of European nations to depend heavily on African players, it was Eusébio who blazed that trail.

Texas to Execute Former Black Panther Kimberly McCarthy

AFRICANGLOBE - Kimberly McCarthy, convicted of killing a 71-year-old neighbor during a 1997 robbery, is among eight inmates scheduled for execution over the next four months. She would be the first woman put to death in the U.S. in three years and the 13th since the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume.

Why Feminists Should Care About the FBI’s Hunt for Assata Shakur

AFRICANGLOBE - Assata Shakur’s prosecution in 1973 did not happen in a vacuum. Since 1967, the FBI was both secretly and overtly working to “neutralize” what they considered “Black nationalist hate groups” like the Black Panthers. Shakur’s case was one of many where Black activists were investigated, pilloried in the media, and prosecuted on false evidence.

Texas Temporarily Delays Execution of Black Woman

AFRICANGLOBE - The execution of a 51-year-old Black woman in Texas has been temporarily stayed to allow lawmakers time to debate legislation on how juries are selected in the US state, officials said.

Group Offers Reward to ‘Capture’ George Zimmerman

The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman who killed unarmed...