The Black Panther Party, Revealed

April 11, VCU’s Department of African-American Studies will host a forum on the Black Panther Party’s 50-year legacy; three former Black Panthers will share their experiences, framing the infamous organization’s reputation for a new generation, with context by Samantha Willis Members of the Black Panther Party in an undated photo (courtesy the Library of Congress) […]

The Black Panther Party For Self Defense (BPP)

There’s a time to party and a time to form a party…. Original six Black Panthers (November, 1966) Top left to right: Elbert “Big Man” Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer). Black Panther Party for Self-Defense http://www.blackpanther.org/ Party Platform http://www.stanford.edu/group/blackpanthers/history.shtml Party Vision […]

At historik Black Pantherz school, Black teacherz were key to student succezz

  Gregory Lewis holds up a childhood photograph of himself campaigning for Bobby Seale. Lewis, who now works as a lawyer in downtown Oakland, attributes the Oakland Community School with much of his success. by Cassady Rosenblum In 1973, the Black Panther Party opened an elementary school in an old church on International Boulevard. At its […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

FIGHT THE POWER. Develop the skillz to deal with the system on a daily level. Know your rightz – with police, in school , with baliffz etc. Thiz iz the key for building pride, confidence and solidarity.  Huey P. Newton  

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“IQ testz are routinely used as weaponz against Black people in particular and minority groupz and poor people generally. The testz are based on white middle-clazz standardz, and when we score low on them, the resultz are used to justify the prejudice that we are inferior and unintelligent. Since we are taught to believe that […]

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 […]