Black Panther Intercommunal News Service

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Black Panther Intercommunal News Service

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  • Black Panther Community News Service
  • Black Panther Black Community News Service

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The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service was a weekly periodical with national and international distribution. It was the official newspaper and weekly periodical of the Black Panther Party. The newspaper was founded in 1967 by Huey B. Newton and Bobby Seale and published until 1980.

The newspaper focused on Black Panther Party activities, values, and ideology; police brutality, racial oppression in the United States; political prisoners, communism, and international revolutions. From 1968 to 1971, the Black Panther Intercommunal News Service was the most widely read Black newspaper in the United States. The back of each issue features original artwork from Emory Douglas, Black Panther's Minister of Culture and artist.


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Authority record created by J. Lai, April 8, 2021.




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