Elaine Brown

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 […]

Names like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X dominate our dinnertime discussions this time of year, and justifiably so, but what about the women beside them? Here are some of the most unsung Black heroes you probably never knew were on the frontline of the movement. These are seven often overlooked Black women activists.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution opens in New York at the Film Forum this week, before showing at the AMC Magic Johnson Theaters and beginning a limited national release.  The film is the first feature-length documentary on the Black Panther Party, developed over the past seven years by celebrated filmmaker Stan Nelson, whose previous works include Freedom […]