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Black Panther paper making a comeback.

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."

The statement added that the paper also intends to "reveal the hypocrisy and duplicity of the U.S. government and the established press and media information sources when they accuse other nations of |violations' of human rights and of having |political prisoners,' while at the same time ignoring the violation of civil rights and human rights of Africans and other people of color in the United States and in the world."

Embry-Nimmer said the 10,000 "limited edition" copies of the first printing were almost sold out by March 29. She added that Black Panther will be distributed to black-owned businesses and "leftist and liberal book stores and newsstands throughout the United States."

The first issue contained no advertising but Embry-Nimmer said ads will be solicited for future issues.

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Date:Apr 13, 1991
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