BLACK PANTHER ARTIST M. GAYLE ASALI DICKSON TALKS ABOUT HER LIFE IN THE BLACK PEOPLE’S ARMY

By JR Valrey Some of us can name off the leadership of the Black Panther Party, but just as important we must remember the everyday community leaders, that served the people on behalf of the Black Panther Party, and gave it their all. These were the everyday Panthers that worked at the Free Breakfast Program, the Liberation School, and the free health clinics, worked on the Black Panther Newspaper, as well as in dozens of other Survival Programs. These people who participated from all over the nation, in one of…

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WOMEN OF BLACK PANTHER PARTY MURAL PROJECT IS UNVEILED ON FEB 14TH – WBPPMURAL.COM

July 28, 1968 – Oakland, California, USA: Kathleen Cleaver, communications secretary and the first female member of the Party’s decision-making Central Committee, talks with Black Panthers from Los Angeles who came to the Free Huey rally in Bobby Hutton Park (named by the Panthers Bobby Hutton Park) in West Oakland (Stephen Shames/Polaris) On October 28, 1967, Oakland police officer John Frey was shot to death in an altercation with Huey P. Newton during a traffic stop. In the stop, Newton and backup officer Herbert Heanes also suffered gunshot wounds. Newton…

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MUSIC IS THE WEAPON: AN INTERVIEW WITH WORDSMITH I1MASTERKEY

By JR Valrey “Music is the weapon of the future, music is the weapon of progressives, music is the weapon of the givers of life” – Fela Anikulapo Kuti Conscious music has been a part of our struggle and movement for self-determination since the beginning, when some of our enslaved ancestors would sing slave hymns on the plantations, which really doubled as maps and battle plans to free ourselves.  The rhythm and the word, has been some of the purest teachers that we have been able to learn from, because…

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INTIMATE LIFE WITH HUEY P. NEWTON: HIS WIDOW FREDRIKA NEWTON SPEAKS (PART 3)

By JR Valrey Most of the United States’ population is tired of the corporate puppet show aka US Elections, and is beginning to realize that no matter who is in office, the government has, and had for centuries, an agenda to oppress low income Black people in this capitalist country; as we can see with police terror aimed at us, a lack of universal healthcare, lack of low income housing, hardly any assistance with educating Black children during Covid, the ever expanding prison population, discriminatory loan practices, and more. Mainstream…

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