About

Hammer & Hope is a new magazine of Black politics and culture. It is a project rooted in the power of solidarity, the spirit of struggle and the generative power of debate, all of which are vital parts of our movement toward freedom.

We are inspired by the courageous Black Communists in Alabama whose lives and struggles to organize against capitalism and white supremacist terror in the 1930s and 1940s are memorialized in Robin D. G. Kelley’s book “Hammer and Hoe,” from which we take our name.

We will envision collectively what a better future might look like and the strategies that could get us there. Such an undertaking compels us to deepen our knowledge of history, politics, culture and our own movements.

Our aim is to build a project whose politics and aesthetics reflects the electric spirit of the protesters who flooded the streets in 2020, a project that breathes life into the transformative ideas pointing us towards the world we deserve.

Come join us. We have a world to win.

CO-FOUNDERS

Jen Parker, Editor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Editor-at-large

EDITORIAL TEAM

Amna A. Akbar

Astra Taylor

Delaney Vandergrift

Derecka Purnell

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Sarah Fan

Waldemar Oliveira

ART, DESIGN, AND PHOTO DIRECTION

Alexandra Zsigmond

Jon Key

Ryan Walker


WEB DEVELOPMENT

David Latimore II

Read our founders' introduction here.

Read press coverage about the magazine here.