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“We had a Rainbow Coalition, and the beauty about that is… Chairman Hampton recognized the fact that we could not talk about class struggle without talking about racism.”

Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez recalled the late Black Panther, community organizer, and anti-racist activist, Fred Hampton, in a 2019 Teen Vogue interview.

Jimenez was involved in one of several ethnic organizations joined under the banner of Hampton’s multiracial alliance, the Rainbow Coalition, which sought to resist police brutality and systemic abuses…




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Writer, editor. This is where I post about ideas, strategies, and the joys of making an NYC-viable living as a self-employed creative.

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