Alicia Keys-Dean and her producer hubby Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean look like a true power couple on the cover of Cultured Magazine. Black Power, that is.
There is vibranium-level energy around Black Panther as millions of melanated people flock to theaters. Of course, most bask in the black pride, love and community of the film, but some are taking advantage of crowd sizes to enact political action.
Elaine Brown, former leader of the Black Panther Party, was recently awarded more than $4 million by a Northern California jury, stemming from what was determined to be an assault by an Oakland, Calif., councilwoman in 2015.
Kwanzaa, like black America, was birthed in struggle and chaos, then bathed in blood. It was born in the freedom movement, against the backdrop of the Watts rebellion, the rise of the Black Panther Party, the FBI’s COINTELPRO and the assassination of Malcolm X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz).
Dec. 4, 1969—48 years ago today—police officers from the Cook County, Ill., State Attorney’s Office, in collusion with the FBI, assassinated Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and Black Panther Party leader Mark Clark.
After pushback from conservative news outlets as well as the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Park Service has taken back $98,000 in funding for a seemingly green-lit project by a University of California, Berkeley, professor documenting the Black Panther Party.
The U.S. National Park Service announced last week that it will be awarding the University of California, Berkeley, a little under $100,000 for a project dedicated to “truthfully honoring the legacy” of Black Panther Party activists.
Colin Kaepernick is continuing his protest despite having earned the starting position with the San Francisco 49ers. Despite two losing efforts, the quarterback is also continuing to earn his place in the Afro Hall of Fame for having a perfectly coiffed mane.
Fifty years ago, in October of 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobbly Seale had a brilliant idea.