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Fred Hampton’s Story Comes to Life in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

J. Edgar Hoover was once quoted as saying the biggest threat to the US was Black Unity. A major player in fostering such unity — Chicago Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton, was at one point, the center of the CIA’s COINTELPRO initiative. ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ led by an all-star melanated cast, tells that story.

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James R. Sanders

James R. Sanders

Culture + Fashion Journalist. Author of forthcoming, Reparations for Style & Soul. Twitter @JamesRSanders