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April 11, 2016 | By Patrick Hamilton and Allan Austin
Patrick Hamilton is an associate professor of English at Misericordia University. Allan Austin is a professor of history and government at Misericordia. Comics' first black superhero - Marvel's Black Panther - is undergoing a bit of a renaissance this spring. The character, played by Chadwick Boseman, will soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuting in May's Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own film, scheduled for release in 2018. In addition, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award winner and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient, will write a new Black Panther series with artist Brian Stelfreeze.
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February 5, 2007 | By JEROME MAIDA For the Daily News
"Black Panther" (aka T'Challa) was the first black superhero in mainstream comic-book history and remains one of the most prolific. He has long been one of the more popular members of Marvel's "Mightiest Heroes," the Avengers. But Marvel's various attempts to give the character his own title have ultimately failed - and one of the major reasons is that the character has never seemed integral to the Marvel Universe the way characters like Captain America and Spider-Man are. Until now. Thanks to writer Reggie Hudlin (director and writer of the movie "House Party")
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February 17, 2005 | By JEROME MAIDA -- For the Daily News
JUST IN TIME for Black History Month, the Black Panther is back on the prowl in a new series that has comicdom's first black superhero roaring louder than ever. Reginald Hudlin, the director of successful projects on both the big and small screens ("House Party," "Boomerang," "The Bernie Mac Show") has joined with Marvel Comics to craft the further adventures of the "Black Panther. " So why is this accomplished mainstream director delving into the comic book industry and writing this title in particular?
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September 24, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
FINDING movie success by thinking outside the box ( Ang Lee , Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau directed films featuring the Hulk, Thor and Iron Man), Marvel's comic-book side has followed suit and enlisted journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates to pen a new series starring Black Panther. The New York Times reported that the yearlong story will be titled "A Nation Under Our Feet" and will have Black Panther fighting off terrorists back in his homeland of Wakanda.
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April 7, 1986 | By Murray Dubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a blood bath that, through a quirk in timing, is often forgotten when prison riots are recalled. Aug. 21, 1971. Six killed at San Quentin Prison in Northern California. Dead were three guards and three prisoners, including the nation's best-known inmate at the time, Black Panther and prison revolutionary George Jackson. But three weeks later, at a prison in a small town in New York State, the death toll was much higher - 32 prisoners and 11 hostages. A four-day siege by inmates ended when state troopers and police stormed the Attica State Correctional Facility.
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May 19, 1992 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
Are Black Panthers roaming the woods of Pennsylvania? Although many law enforcement agencies apparently didn't take the thought seriously, the state Game Commission did. A memo dated May 1 that the commission faxed to its wildlife conservation officers warned them of possible clashes with members of the long-defunct black militant organization in the aftermath of the Rodney King jury verdict that sparked the Los Angeles riots. While it might be hard to picture followers of the late Huey P. Newton confronting game wardens in rural Forest County, state game officials said they felt it was better to be safe than sorry.
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June 8, 1991 | By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
Recently the reborn Black Panther newspaper rolled off the presses, chock- full of memories, some wonderful, some dark and others bittersweet. The Black Panther/Black Community News Service featured pictures, graphics and articles that reflect the glories of yesteryear alongside the grimness of today. The first issue featured critical tributes to fallen Panthers such as Huey P. Newton and Fred Hampton. Living ex-Panthers, now political prisoners, were covered, among them Ruchell Clinque Magee, sole survivor of the Marin County Courthouse Massacre of 1970; Geronimo ji-Jaga (Pratt)
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April 24, 1988 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though it didn't even happen on Friday the 13th, landscaper Thomas Wall is still spooked by the black cat that crossed his path the other day. The 24-year-old resident of Holland in Bucks County is not superstitious and wouldn't have blinked an eye except for the size of what he says he saw. "It was all black, three feet high and five feet long. " What was it? In a telephone interview two days after the unsettling incident, Wall insisted that he saw a "black panther" in Pennypack Park.
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February 17, 2012
IN THE AGE of Netflix, watching films can be a solitary pastime. Cinema 16 aims to make it a shared, engaging affair, and one that can never be experienced the same way twice. Tonight three silent, avant-garde films will be screened at International House, accompanied by a live performance of an original score. In previous incarnations, Cinema 16 musicians have ranged from an experimental cello player to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And the films have ranged from the 1920s to the 1980s, making each evening wildly different from the previous one. Cinema 16 is named for the post-World War II film society created by Amos Vogel in the West Village.
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October 16, 1997 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police are tracking a 200-pound black panther that vanished from outside a Lahaska antique shop. But before you start slamming the doors and pulling the children and pets off the streets, you should know there's no real danger. The 4-foot-long feline is made of iron, and rather than slinking off, police said, it was apparently carted away by thieves sometime overnight Saturday. Its owner values the piece, made in the 1960s, at $4,500. Steve Houck, an employee of the Oaklawn Metal Craft Shop, Route 202, said the cat was one of a group of iron figures acquired about 10 years ago. "There's two giant giraffes still out there.
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April 11, 2016 | By Patrick Hamilton and Allan Austin
Patrick Hamilton is an associate professor of English at Misericordia University. Allan Austin is a professor of history and government at Misericordia. Comics' first black superhero - Marvel's Black Panther - is undergoing a bit of a renaissance this spring. The character, played by Chadwick Boseman, will soon join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, debuting in May's Captain America: Civil War before headlining his own film, scheduled for release in 2018. In addition, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award winner and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient, will write a new Black Panther series with artist Brian Stelfreeze.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
FINDING movie success by thinking outside the box ( Ang Lee , Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau directed films featuring the Hulk, Thor and Iron Man), Marvel's comic-book side has followed suit and enlisted journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates to pen a new series starring Black Panther. The New York Times reported that the yearlong story will be titled "A Nation Under Our Feet" and will have Black Panther fighting off terrorists back in his homeland of Wakanda.
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September 18, 2015 | By Gary Thompson, DAILY NEWS MOVIE CRITIC
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, founded in 1966, comes a new documentary to recount the movement's lively history. While children of the '60s and '70s may find much that is familiar in Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution , most will also find something to discover in the film, assembled by veteran PBS documentarian Stanley Nelson. He uses vintage photos and music to place the movie in time, and finds insiders and eyewitnesses to explain the unique excitement created by the Panther "brand" - from the outset, so much more ferocious than the mainstream Civil Rights movement.
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September 18, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
ON THE EVE of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, founded in 1966, comes a new documentary to recount the movement's lively history. And, while children of the '60s and '70s may find much that is familiar in "Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," most also will find something to discover in the film, assembled by veteran PBS documentarian Stanley Nelson. He uses vintage photos and music to place the movie in time, and finds insiders and eyewitnesses to explain the unique excitement created by the Panther "brand" - from the outset so much more ferocious than the mainstream civil-rights movement.
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November 15, 2014
THERE'S NOTHING I would like better than for cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to shut his lying, mellifluous mouth. Infuriatingly, he won't. But is passing a so-called "Muzzle Mumia Law" the right remedy? Coming in response to France's favorite inmate addressing-on-tape some 20 dimwits getting degrees from Mumia's alma mater, Vermont's Goddard College, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill allowing crime victims to sue to prevent inmates from making public statements causing "mental anguish.
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July 5, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
50 CENT (A/K/A CURTIS JACKSON) says he didn't attack his ex-girlfriend and didn't trash her condo. The "In da Club" singer's attorney says there's no warrant outstanding on the domestic violence and vandalism charges against his client. If convicted, he faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. The woman told police that during a June 23 argument, 50 Cent began breaking stuff at her Toluca Lake condo before she locked herself in a bedroom. She said the rapper kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury.
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June 27, 2013 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
KING SAMIR SHABAZZ says black people should create militias to exterminate whites, skin them alive, pour acid on them, sic pit bulls on them, bust their heads with rocks and even raid nurseries to "kill everything white in sight. " "I would love nothing more than to come home with a cracker's head in my book bag," Shabazz, a Philly street preacher and national field marshal for the New Black Panther Party, said on a black-power radio show. Such sentiment hasn't gotten him arrested.
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November 6, 2012 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer
THEY MAY BE back in black for Tuesday's election - the uber-controversial New Black Panther Party. But now with 100 percent less nightstick. You'll recall, especially if you've ever listened to conservative talk radio, that it was right here that the Election Day 2008 appearance of two local leaders of the smallish black-power posse outside a polling station at 12th and Fairmount in North Philadelphia - one brandishing a large nightstick -...
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May 11, 2012 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR A POLITICAL movement that serves as a 50,000-watt boogeyman for conservative talk radio in America, finding your local representative of the New Black Panther Party is not easy. There's no party headquarters and no membership roll — just a doorbell at a modest brick home in the lawn-checkered, rebuilt stretch of North Philadelphia between the Temple campus and Center City. When King Samir Shabazz, the Philadelphia chairman of the New Black Panther Party, emerges, he agrees to an interview only if it can be conducted while he paces up and down the sidewalk out front.
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May 11, 2012 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Staff Writer
BEFORE THERE WAS a New Black Panther Party, there was an old Black Panther Party. Launched on the streets of Oakland, Calif., in 1966 in response to complaints of widespread police brutality against African-Americans, the Black Panthers become an icon of the turbulent 1960s in a remarkably short time. Its leaders — including co-founders Bobby Seale, Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver — were nationally known figures at a time when it appeared that the American social order might come undone.
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