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Profile of a Revolutionary: Huey P. Newton

Profile of a Revolutionary: Huey P. Newton

By Nooria Alam and Saeed Mohamed Huey Percy Newton was the co-founder and Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He was also a revolutionary, philosopher, intellectual, aggressor, and a tortured man. Huey’s accomplishments as well as his downfalls are part of his legacy in seeking self-determination for Afro-Americans. His popularity, particularly from

A Program for Survival

The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, Vol. 9, No. 4. Published on Thursday, November 9, 1972.    A Program For Survival   Free Breakfast Program Provides children a free, hot breakfast every school morning.   People’s Free Food Program Provides free food to Black and other oppressed peoples   Liberation Schools Provides free educational facilities

A Word for Panther Parents

The Black Panther Black Community News Service, Vol. 4, No. 2. Published on Saturday, December 13, 1969.   A Word for Panther Parents   (Jrs. Jewell Barker delivered this speech at the memorial rally held December 6, 1969, 201 So. Ashland in honor of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. She is the mother of Panther

Welfare Recipients Threatened

The Black Panther Black Community News Service, Vol 1, No. 2. Published on June 20, 1967.   Welfare Recipients Threatened By Minister of Information   Welfare recipients in the North Richmond area have been threatened by agents of the Contra Costa Country Welfare Department. They were told that if they join or associate with members

Fred Hampton Murdered by Fascist Pigs

The Black Panther Black Community News Service, Vol. 4, No. 2. Published on Saturday, December 13, 1969. Fred Hampton MURDERED By Fascist Pigs  Dec. 4, 1969   Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton of the Illinois Chapter has joined the ranks of martyrs, revolutionary heroes; Lumumba, Malcolm X, Little Bobby Hutton, Bunchy Carter, John Higgins, Che, Toure, Jake

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

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

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

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

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