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Black Panthers a Little Less Black and White in New Stanley Nelson Doc

David Hinckley | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a Stanley Nelson film that gets its TV debut Tuesday night at 9 in the PBS Independent Lens series, lands closer to the first view.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 12.03.2015 | 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 10.19.2015 | 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.

"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 different...

Who Gives A Sh*t?

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Carine Fabius

A nefarious disease plagues our nation. With devastating efficiency, and in plain sight, it has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, yet we sit around scratching our bewildered heads at the debilitating social ills now unraveling the fabric of this nation, wondering How can this be?

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...

Best Films and More About Work, for Labor Day

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

This Labor Day week, we take a look at a listing of nominees for best films, tv shows, and other artistic expressions in what are called the "2011 Workers' Voice Awards" from PopWork USA.

In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Freedom Riders

Black Voices | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

Yesterday morning, as I stood across from where it all began at 1100 New York Avenue in Washington, D.C., and watched as the college kids linked arms ...

Filmmaker Captures History, Emotion Of Freedom Riders

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

Fifty years ago this May, a group of young blacks and whites in Washington D.C. boarded a bus to test a Supreme Court decision that segregation on int...

Small Town Reporter Exposes Killers In Civil Rights Era Case

latimes.com | James Rainey | Posted 06.02.2011 | Media

The Mississippi fairly glides through this old cotton country, nothing if not strong and serene. But look a little closer at the big river and you'll ...

Nashville: Not Just Flooded with Water; But Civil Rights Memories

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

This week as Nashville struggles to deal with ferocious floods -- that so far have taken 10 lives -- I am am reminded of the markers of time which are currently submerged in water.

Favorites from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Utopia was not only moving but a reminder that there's power conjured through the experience of collectively watching cinema. For this reason, it aptly captures the spirit of rebellion that Sundance 2010 was all about.