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Once a Panther, Always a Panther

Once a Panther, Always a Panther

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party October 22, 2016 By Tom “Big Warrior” Watts 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

Harlington Wood, Assistant U.S. Attorney General, (white shirt) is escorted by armed members of AIM into the village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, March 13, 1973 to meet with leaders. Wood was sent to the village held for the last two weeks by the militants in an effort to work out a solution to the problem. (AP Photo)

A New Wounded Knee?

The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, Vol. 10, No. 2. Published on  Saturday, May 26, 1973.   In the wake of Wounded Knee, a new thrust in the American Indian Movement is developing in Eastern Montana. Indian leaders of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation there have recently instructed the Bureau of Indians Affairs, which functions as

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Classroom Crisis: We Need Teachers, not Executives

The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, Vol. 9, No. 4. Published on Thursday, November 9, 1972.    The Oakland School Board and Superintendent Marcus Foster’s administration have once again found themselves short of funds. Their response to this shortage is the usual one; reduce educational services to the children, most of whom are Black and


The Black Panther Party 10 Point Program

October 22, 1966 Black Panther Party Platform and Program What We Want What We Believe   1. We want freedom for all black men held in federal, state, county and city prisons and jails.   We believe that all black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received

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Why Was Denzil Dowell Killed

Originally Published in the first issue of The Black Panther: Black Community News Service on April 25th, 1967. “I believe the police murdered my son” says the mother of Denzil Dowell. Brothers and sisters of the Richmond community, here is the view of the family’s side of the death of Denzil Dowell as compiled by