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Black Panther Party

28 Organizations That Empower Black Communities

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.18.2017 | Black Voices

Time and time again, black Americans have often come together in vulnerable times through mobilization. From the Black Panther Party to the Civil Righ...

Why This Former Black Panther Wrote A Film About The Power Of Redemption

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.09.2017 | Black Voices

Director Jamal Joseph has lofty goals about his first feature film. The former Black Panther wants to instill hope in viewers through his story about ...

Colin Kaepernick Just Started A Black Panther-Inspired Youth Camp

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.01.2016 | Black Voices

Colin Kaepernick has taken his protests of police brutality to the people. During his team’s bye week, the San Fransisco 49ers quarterback hosted a ...

Former Black Panther Leader On How The Party's Enduring Spirit Started A Revolution

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Black Voices

It’s been about three decades since Elaine Brown led the Black Panther Party. Today, at 73-years-old, Brown is CEO of Oakland And The World Enterpri...

Why Black Studies matters in an age of liberal arts angst

Deborah Douglas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah Douglas

Hampton University junior Talia Sharpp knew she had to come correct when she told her mother about plans to switch from a business major to political ...

Millennials: The Age Of Enlightenment (INFOGRAPHIC)

Christine Michel Carter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Christine Michel Carter

Is there a specific age at which people reach their peak of social consciousness, or does history simply repeat itself... generation after generation?...

Why We Should Teach About the FBI's War on the Civil Rights Movement

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

This month marks the 45th anniversary of a dramatic moment in U.S. history. On March 8, 1971--while Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden, and as millions sat glued to their TVs watching the bout unfold--a group of peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and stole every document they could find.

The Black Panther Party: A Food Justice Story

Garrett Broad | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Garrett Broad

At a moment when Black Americans were suffering from widespread hunger, sickness, unemployment, and police violence, the Black Panther Party was there to try to fill the gaps that institutional racism and government negligence had created.

Political Performance: It Didn't Start With Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé

Sara Warner | Posted 02.22.2017 | Entertainment
Sara Warner

Zaps are highly theatrical, non-violent displays of civil disobedience that typically involve skits, costumes, and props. Infusing social protest with guerrilla theater, zaps are symbolic actions designed to shock spectators and attract media attention.

Albert Woodfox To Be Released From Jail After 43 Years In Solitary Confinement

The Guardian | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Albert Woodfox, the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, held in isolation in a six-by-nine-ft cell almost continuously for 43 ye...

27 Important Facts Everyone Should Know About The Black Panthers

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.20.2017 | Black Voices

The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago ― and still, many misconceptions about its revolutionary work run rampant. “The Black Panthers: ...

Let's Talk About The Other Panthers

Brandy Walker | Posted 02.11.2017 | Black Voices
Brandy Walker

Beyoncé's nod to the original Black Panther Party was brilliant. She put herself on the chopping block, kindling to get a conversation started. An albino alligator, you might say.

Beyoncé Made You Uncomfortable for a Reason

Kim Kane | Posted 02.10.2017 | Entertainment
Kim Kane

That the former mayor of NYC -- and so many others -- were talking about B's performance the day after it happened was confirmation that she executed her mission. I wish more artists would follow suit, be brave, and use their platform.

Beyoncé's Dancers Slay In Black Panther Outfits During Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices

Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance of her newly released single "Formation" was amazing -- but beyond the singing, it was the style she and he...

Here's How The Nation Responded When A Black Militia Group Occupied A Government Building

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

When armed militants seized a government building in Burns, Oregon, on Saturday, stating their willingness to "kill and be killed" and promising to st...

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 12.03.2016 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

December 4, 1969 is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Chicago Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, and, four days later, of the shootout between the Los Angeles Black Panthers and the LAPD.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - the art of documentary, the making of history.

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Rick Ayers

While watching Stanley Nelson's documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, I was propelled back to my own remembered experience in these years - hearing Stokely Charmichael speak at my college campus, learning of Fred Hampton's murder by FBI and Chicago police while I was in the army.

"The Black Panther Party: Vanguard of Revolution" - Unfinished Business!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.02.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

The daunting takeaway from Stanley Nelson's "Black Panther Party: Vanguard of Revolution" is that almost every issue that gave rise to the Black Panther Party has yet to be resolved.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Black Panthers Doc Presents Rise and Fall of Activist Organization

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.10.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

The result is an overview of the Black Panther Party that celebrates its bold activism while critiquing the external (namely, the targeted actions of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI) and internal destructive forces that led to its demise.

The Influential Black Panther You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

The Black Panther party sprung up in 1966 as a response to the police violence black Americans faced in Oakland, Calif. As the party grew to different...

This Fact About Women Of The Black Panther Party May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

The Black Panther Party, a militant and revolutionary group that fought for the empowerment of the black community, is arguably often associated with ...

Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers on, Despite Threats from Trolls | Posted 08.04.2016 | Black Voices

In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking Free Breakfast for Children Program in San Francisco. The "Survival Program" flourished and spread nationwide, feeding thousands of hungry children and inspiring school lunch programs across the country.

The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

The Root | Julie Walker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry for justice, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was demanding a similar call to action with...

The Chairman Bobby Seale

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Julius Caesar advised, "If you must break the law, do it to seize power; in all other cases observe it." So that is what Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton did to challenge the racism and inequality of the 1960s.

Convicted Felon Co-Hosted Fundraiser For Democratic Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Convicted felon Virtual Murrell co-hosted a fundraiser Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C., for Michelle Nunn (D), who's running to represent Georgia ...