48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party

    This week is the anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party. That was 1966, 48 eight years ago. The original six members of the Black Panther Party were–and they are depicted in this photograph. From the top left is Elbert “Big Man” Howard; Huey P. Newton, the defense minister; Sherwin Forte; […]

Elder Freeman, Lifelong Warrior from the Black Panther Party 4 Self- Defense,passes to the ancestorz

Elder Freeman of #BlackPanthers has joined the ancestors. Memorials are being planned in NY, Oakland, LA. There’s an interview with him Published on Sep 1, 2014 7/5/2014 Block Report Radio Lifelong Freedom Fighter and former member of the Black Panther Party, Ronald Elder Freeman speaks on the founding of the Panther Party in Los Angeles. He […]

Misrepresented history: the legacy of Huey P. Newton

By Katherine Revello Stuart Higgins In light of a recent op-ed I wrote on police targeting of inner city black people, I felt it was an appropriate time to reflect on the legacy of the Black Panther Party and its founder, Huey P. Newton. The Black Panthers, formed in 1966 under Newton and Bobby Seale, […]

Panther Proof

Angola Warden Says Black Panther Party Advocates Violence and Racism but Is It True? As Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore sits in solitary confinement, The Medill Justice Project goes to Panther territory, seeking answers By Blake Bakkila and Annabel Edwards The Medill Justice Project Published: Aug. 26, 2014 Updated: Sept. 2, 2014   SACRAMENTO, Calif.—On May 2, […]

SAVE THE DATE & COME MARCH IN HARLEM’Z PARADE WITH “THE FREEDOM FIGHTERZ CONTINGENT” ON SEPT. 21st

SAVE THE DATE! COME & MARCH WITH THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS CONTINGENT   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 AT HARLEM’S 44th ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE March With “The Freedom Fighters Contingent” in Harlem’s 44th Annual African-American Day Parade. All Participants Are Asked To Bring Their Posters, Banners & Flags And To Wear T-Shirts & Buttons Of Revolutionary […]

What Happenz When Black Amerikanz Open Carry? Not Much, Apparently

A favorite question, posed triumphantly to gun-rights types such as myself, is “what do you think would happen if black Americans started openly carrying firearms?” Well, many do already. And, last week, these guys did en masse: A new group calling itself the Huey P. Newton Gun Club launched armed self-defense patrols Wednesday with one stated purpose: to protect Dallas […]

Dallas: armed demo in solidarity with Ferguson

Taking advantage of Texas’ open carry law, a gun club named after one of the founders of the Black Panther Party marched in Dallas on Wednesday to protest against police brutality, KTXA-TV reported. Around two dozen members of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club carried rifles and red, black and green flags as they marched […]

Bobby Seale

In October of 1966 Huey and I drafted the first version of the Ten-Point Platform and Program, which established the primary goals of the original Black Panther Party. The Platform and Program of the “Black Panther Party for Self-Defense” was a set of guidelines of the Black Panther Party’s ideals and ways of operation. It […]

Special assignment: George Jackson funeral

by Billy X Jennings I was working at Central Headquarters of the Black Panther Party (BPP) when George Jackson was murdered by guards in San Quentin Prison in 1971. I had never met George personally, but I knew his mother and sister, who worked very closely with the Party. I had met his brother Jonathan […]

Interview with Huey P. Newton (1968)

  THE MOVEMENT: The question of nationalism is a vital one in the black movement today. Some have made a distinction between cultural nationalism and revolutionary nationalism. Would you comment on the differences and give us your views? HUEY P. NEWTON: There are two kinds of nationalism, revolutionary nationalism and reactionary nationalism. Revolutionary nationalism is […]