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Paul Mooney and Huey P. Newton: How Black militancy made inroads into mainstream comedy

More than 70 years ago, two Black families immigrated from Louisiana to the East Bay. Two sons from these families later became fast friends. Paul Mooney went on to become a prolific, controversial comedian and writer, and his friend, Huey P. Newton, cofounded the Black Panther Party. The two men’s lives began at the same […]