Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of Amerikkka’s Last Living Slave

The Last Slave In 1931, Zora Neale Hurston sought to publish the story of Cudjo Lewis, the final slave-ship survivor. Instead it languished in a vault. Until now Their Eyes Were Watching God is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. It’s been canonized […]

Former Black Panther Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald seeks parole after 49 years behind bars

by Ann Garrison On April 26, former Black Panther Herman Bell was released from prison in New York State after 45 years. That leaves at least 10 surviving members of the Black Panther Party behind bars, including Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, who is currently held at the California State Prison-Los Angeles. His next parole hearing is […]