Black Panthers

Longtime activist and former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown didn’t mince words when it came to characterizing the Black Lives Matter movement. She says the movement’s slogan “hands up, don’t shoot” is grounded in a “plantation mentality.” The harsh criticism of the movement came in an interview with the U.K. site Spiked-online. When […]

Sixteen female West Point cadets, who took a photo with their arms raised in Black Power fists, did not violate a directive that warns against “partisan political activity” while in uniform

Lin-Manuel Miranda, star of the hip-hop-inspired Broadway play Hamilton, brought his rhymes with him during a visit to the White House on Monday

I’m a big supporter of creative expression (Theater, Art & Dance). The following visual got me just as excited as I was when I watched Bey’s Formation music video and halftime performance for the first time. The first group in the video was my favorite because that girl is literally letting the music take over […]

Former Black Panther Sekou Odinga and Black Lives Matter activist Larry Fellows may come from different Black liberation movements, but both understand that to truly celebrate Black History Month, we must dig deeper.

Social media, while effective, is also where modern-day surveillance thrives. Here, Black Lives Matter activist Arielle Newton and former Black Panther Rosemari Mealy discuss the pros and cons.

Social media, while effective, is also where modern-day surveillance thrives. Here, Black Lives Matter activist Arielle Newton and former Black Panther Rosemari Mealy discuss the pros and cons.

Stanley Nelson's critically-acclaimed documentary, 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution,' aired on PBS last night.

Stanley Nelson’s critically-acclaimed documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution aired on PBS last night and quickly became the number one trending topic on Twitter. While the film wasn’t without its controversy, much like its subject matter, it was a powerful chronicle of the Party’s enduring, often misunderstood legacy. It’s impossible to break down an entire […]

While the image of the Black Panther Party often conjures one of a man in the signature beret carrying a gun, women were right there alongside the men of the party, making up an estimated 50 percent of membership.