Once a Panther alwayz a Panther: Reflectionz on the 50th Anniversary of the BPP

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland, California. As an original White Panther, my involvement with the Panthers began in 1968, when I hooked up with WPP members in Chicago during the protests outside the Democratic National Convention. The MC5, the house band […]

George L. Jackson

George Jackson iz a legendary  figure and a hero. He set the standard for and inspired prisonerz, and politikal prisonerz, for people, to put hiz idea’z into practice. And so hiz spirit became a living thing. Hiz spirit goez on because hiz ideaz live.  – Huey P. Newton 

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“We recognized that in order to bring people to the people to the level of consciousness where they would seize the time, it would be necessary to serve their interests in survival. By developing programs which would help them to meet their daily needs. For a long time we have had such programs not only […]

We Must Survive Until We Can Transform Society

by  Huey P. Newton A Ten-Point Program is not revolutionary in itself, nor is it reformist. It is a survival program. We, the people, are threatened with genocide because racism and fascism are rampant in this country and throughout the world. And the ruling circle in North America is responsible. We intend to change all […]

In Defense of Self-Defense (1967) Huey P. Newton

Hampton Classics Series Men were not created in order to obey laws. Laws are created to obey men. They are established by men and should serve men. The laws and rules which officials inflict upon poor people prevent them from functioning harmoniously in society. There is no disagreement about this function of law in any […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

There are two kinds of nationalism, revolutionary nationalism and reactionary nationalism. Revolutionary nationalism is first dependent upon a people’s revolution with the end goal being the people in power. Therefore, to be a revolutionary nationalist, you would by necessity have to be a socialist. If you are a reactionary nationalist, you are not a socialist, […]

Celebrate the Legacy of the BPP – 50 Year Anniversary

by a California prisoner October 2016   permalink It’s been 50 years since the most advanced segment of national class consciousness of a people came together in unity nationwide in the inner cites to challenge imperialism. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) was capable of leading the lumpen in the struggle for the overthrow […]

Pantherz’ impact on pop culture more complex than black and white

By Otis R. Taylor Jr. Photo: Guerrilla Funk San Francisco-born rapper Paris re-creates the famous image of Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton in a wicker chair. Paris’ songs and shows are filled with Panther references. They wore black berets over Afros, and their natural curls bounced as their legs and hips kicked and swiveled in […]

“War against the Pantherz”: The Life and Workz of Huey P. Newton, Founder of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

 By Hugo Turner Dedicated to My Friend and Comrade Marland X aka @CharlieMBrownX Huey P. Newton was a visionary, a poet, a thinker, a writer, a gangster, but above all a revolutionary. Without his brilliance and daring the Black Panther party would never have been created. 50 Years after it’s creation the Black Panther Party […]