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

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.05.2015 | 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 09.10.2015 | 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...

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

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

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

Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers on, Despite Threats from Trolls | Posted 08.04.2015 | 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 ...

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

Judging History and Angela Davis: A review of Free Angela

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Free Angela, a feature length documentary directed by Shola Lynch, does a fine job in helping to explain how Ms. Davis came to represent so much to so many.

Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party Excerpt

Joshua_Bloom | Posted 04.13.2013 | San Francisco

Why in the late 1960s did so many young people dedicate their lives to the Black Panther Party and embrace armed revolution? Why, after a few years of explosive growth, did the Party so quickly unravel? And why has no similar movement developed since?

'Nothing but a Northern Lynching': The Assassination of Fred Hampton

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 02.04.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

While we will never know what heights Fred Hampton would have reached as a leader had he lived, we do know that the spirit of Fred Hampton continues to live on.

Rebel Without a Pause: Huey P. Newton

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

A film about Huey P. Newton is timely for important issues we address today; healthcare, civil liberties and food programs. Power to the people!

Joshua Hersh

Philly Poll Watcher: New Black Panther Was 'Pleasant' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New Black Panther Party member who stood in front of a single Philadelphia polling station on Election Day, and drew a disproportion...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: New Black Panther Party Monitoring Philadelphia Polling Place, Fox News Freaks Out (VIDEO) | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

Fox News reported Tuesday morning that a member of the New Black Panther Party was standing outside a polling place in Philadelphia, dressed in the gr...

Got Solutions? Beyond Denial and Toward Transformation (Part 2)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

What I have in mind is an end to the war on drugs, the war on women, and the war on the poor; or maybe a program that actually works to address poverty and homelessness.

PHOTOS: Black Panther House Sold

Posted 03.24.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Black Panther party preached "power to the people," but in the San Francisco Bay area's thriving real estate market, the power...

"Who Got the Camera?": Hip-Hop's Quest for Social Justice

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

In an era marked by the increased presence of law enforcement in Black communities, young Black men were particularly susceptible to blatant forms of police brutality. As such, so-called "gangsta rap "was likely the most organic documentation of police brutality in Black communities.

Rebecca Carroll

Danny Glover Wants 'Black Power Mixtape' To Encourage Transformation | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.13.2011 | Black Voices

"The Black Power Mixtape" feels less like a documentary and more like a photo album lovingly pasted together by foreign exchange students who stayed w...

Common and Michelle Obama's Bad Rap about Assata Shakur: The Hero Wore a Black Hat

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

Cue conservative outrage over Michelle Obama's inviting rapper Common to a White House poetry reading, because Common wrote one adulatory song about Black Panther Assata Shakur. The New Jersey state police protested.

"What If The Tea Party Was Black?" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tom Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just as the NAACP's recent feud with the Tea Party caused an uproar last week, Jasiri X, a rapper hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa., released a music video...

The Willie Hortonization of Barack Obama

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Rabin-Havt

A long line of inmates enters and exits a prison yard. As the lone black inmate reenters society, he peers into the camera with a menacing glance. The ad plays on "fears of the dangerous, violent, black male."

Blacks Blind Eye to the New Black Panther Party Hurts

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The tiny, fringe New Black Panther Party did a great service for the Obama and race baiting conservative attack machine. It finally gave it another e...

An Open Letter to J. Christian Adams, the Black Panthers' Nemesis & My Law School Classmate

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donnie Fowler

Congratulations on lighting a fire for your cause in this hyper-partisan time and becoming the hero of the day for an aggrieved conservative movement.

Another Side of the Sixties: Black Panthers at UCLA (Photos)

Devon McReynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Devon McReynolds

The blood of Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter and John Huggins Jr. will forever stain the black and white checkered floors of UCLA's Campbell Hall.