On October 15, 1966–forty-Six Years ago today—Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. With membership that numbered in the thousands stretching across several American cities, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, the Panthers created a Ten-Point Program, a document that called for “Land, Bread, Housing, Education, […]

“I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died.” Jay-Z delivers this line from Watch The ’s “Murder To Excellence” with such hyperbole that you almost miss that he’s telling the truth. Indeed, on December 4th 1969 Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, was murdered in his bed by […]

Huey Percy Newton was born on February 17, 1942 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, an African-American organization established to promote Black Power, civil rights and self-defense.