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The NRA And The Black Pantherz: The Sordid History Of Gun Lawz

Until about 50 years ago, open carry laws were standard in every state — that is, until the Black Panthers challenged the NRA’s view of the Second Amendment. 33 more words

Different Bobby, Just As Good


I wonder what hashtags Bobby Seale would have used? What powerful tweets would he have composed?

EDIT: It turns out Bobby Seale does indeed have a Twitter account. 11 more words

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION (doc, 2015)

 Greetings again from the darkness. Black lives matter. We hear the phrase frequently these days, and director Stanley Nelson (Freedom Summer) takes us back 49 years to the beginning of the Black Panther Party, and then walks us through the rise and fall. 477 more words

Documentary

White Supremacist Nightmare

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They were BLACK.
They were LOUD.
They were PROUD.

They were BOLD.
They were COOL.
They were BEAUTIFUL.

They had BRAINS.
They had BRAWN.
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History

Montreal International Black Film Festival to close with powerful Black Panthers documentary

This year’s Montreal International Black Film Festival marks several historical milestones: It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery; 60 years since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., thus initiating a new era in the American quest for racial equality; 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X; and five years since the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti. 1,030 more words

Movies

RETURN OF THE CHICAGO SEVEN

September 23 in history:

Senator Richard Nixon had to give the biggest speech of his political career on this date in 1952.  Nixon’s role as Dwight Eisenhower’s running mate in the presidential election was in jeopardy, because of questions about a fund used to help him pay campaign expenses.   132 more words

Today In History

BLACK PANTHER PARTY: Vanguard Of The Revolution

Black Panther Party: Vanguard Of The Revolution hit the big screen at Hackney’s Rio Cinema during the East London Film Festival and was joy to behold. 906 more words

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