Hawk Newsome: “Don’t you understand why we out here fighting? Don’t you know what this is about?” Portrait by Randall Slavin. Randall Slavin
It is the politically white-hot evening of November 1 last year — on the eve of one of the most consequential presidential elections in U.S. history. A burly, dressed-downed figure is storming toward a row of overflow holding pens in a precinct station house, in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, while tauntingly shouting out the name “Hawk Newsome!” over a din of plaintiff chatter.
The stranger seeks to suss out Walter “Hawk” Newsome, cofounder of the Greater New York Chapter
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