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.
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 Berkeley. For a time they had their headquarters on Shattuck Avenue. Steven Shames, a history student at UC Berkeley, met Bobby Seale, […]
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 […]
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? Insurrectionists, or social workers working within the system to improve the lot of African-Americans? Focused primarily […]
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 and Chicago’s Young Lords, a civil rights organization for Puerto Ricans and Latinos. Creators UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz Sapp and William Ruiz, a.k.a. Ninja) have developed an organized chaos of […]
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 […]