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

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.19.2015 | 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.

Boston's Forgotten Role in the Women's Movement

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Irene Monroe

Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.

10 Things I Learned About the Black Panthers From Viewing Party People

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Party People is playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre now until Nov. 16. It is the story of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords told by Univer...

The Cointelpro Burglars' Brilliantly Simple Robbery Plan

Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In 1971, a group of burglars broke in to an FBI office in Pennsylvania, stole reams of documents, and uncovered a vast intelligence program known as C...

The FBI Walks a Perilous Line Between Surveillance and Outright Spying

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

With legitimate lethal terrorist threats that the U.S. faces, the FBI must play a front line role in monitoring potential terrorist activities and nipping them in the bud. But the history of over reach and outright law breaking by the FBI and other government agencies still looms large.

San Francisco's Center of COINTELPRO Activity and the Man Who Exposed It

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco
Geri Spieler

The cast of characters who played a part in the 1960s and 1970s activities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counter Intelligence Program informant program includes the man who uncovered the covert operation and a potential presidential assassin.