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Black Panther Party

The Chairman Bobby Seale

Yvonna Russell | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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
Joshua_Bloom

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Southern California Black Panthers Tell Their Stories in A New Documentary

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Director Gregory Everett didn't know his father growing up. But he did know that he had been a Black Panther.

Jeff Haas, Bill Ayers Discuss New Book About Fred Hampton And Activism At Chicago Bookstore

Huffington Post | Samira Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit "Back [in the 60's] segregation was normalized so it's easy to say 'If I would have been a...

Frederick Douglass and Fred Hampton: Two Explosive New Books

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rick Ayers

Two new books will find their way into classrooms and are sure to force teachers into uncomfortable conversations, especially when young people can be unfettered by myths that keep us ignorant.

Nothing but a Northern Lynching: The Death of Fred Hampton Revisited

Susan Rutberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Susan Rutberg

Forty years ago, on December 4, 1969, 21-year-old Fred Hampton, a charismatic leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party, was murdered as he slept in his home on Chicago's West Side.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Civil Rights and American Politics

Bob Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bob Starks

Let us hope that Senator Obama understands the significance of all of those August 28ths that we now commemorate.