FBI records show how the federal agency tried to undermine the Black Panthers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Echoes of social justice programs that the Black Panther Party started resonate within current East Bay food-justice groups.
Members of the Black Panthers lined up at a Free Huey (Newton) rally in DeFremery Park in Oakland. (Photo by Stephen Shames/Polaris) By Kathleen Maclay UC Berkeley News Oct. 15 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers. While the group is closely identified with Oakland, the Panthers also had roots in […]
Cookbook author and food activist Bryant Terry talked about his roots and urged students to get engaged around food security issues.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, I watched the PBS documentary The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution, written and directed by Stanley Nelson, and co-produced with Laurens Grant. I was interested in the program because I was a peace officer in the San Francisco East Bay area throughout the 1960s. I knew personally many members […]
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, Oct. 2 Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, and it’s probably safe to say the party is as contentious today as it was in 1966. Were the Panthers revolutionaries or reformists? […]
At Berkeley Rep, Jesse J. Perez (Tito) performs in Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song that unlocks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. Photo: kevinberne.com You’re in for an exhilarating evening at Berkeley Rep’s production of Party People, a super- energetic theatrical experience recounting the 1960s-1970s Black Panther Party […]
By Mal Warwick A review of ‘Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party,’ by Joshua Bloom, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at UCLA. and Waldo E. Martin III, a professor of history at UC Berkeley. When I moved to Berkeley in 1969, the Black Panther Party was in its heyday. Only three years […]