Born Robert George Seale 10/22/36 in Liberty,Texas. Co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) with Huey Newton while they were both enrolled at Merritt Community College in Oakland, California Dropped out of Berkeley High School to join the United States Air Force and was dishonorably discharged three years later for fighting. Adopted Malcolm X’s […]Read more "Bobby Seale #BlackPanthersAt50"
She was born in Philadelphia March 2, 1943. She wanted to be a professional songwriter and has albums and songs on Itunes. She has two albums, Seize the Time and Until We’re Free. She was a cocktail waitress at a strip club. After high school she studied at Temple University, UCLA, Mills, and Southwestern University […]Read more "Elaine Brown #BlackPanthersAt50"
She was born May 29, 1984 in Mobile, Alabama. She was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for her performance in Orange is the New Black. She was the first transgender person to have a wax figure at Madama Tussaud’s in London. She was the first transgender person to be […]Read more "Laverne Cox #WeAreEverywhere"
He was born Leroy Eldridge Cleaver in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, sunrise 8/31/35, sunset 5/1/98, Pomona, California. His book Soul on Ice was published in 1968 and was a collection of his essays. He was the Minister of Information and Head of International Section of the Panthers. He was the editor of the Panther newspaper. He was […]Read more "Eldridge Cleaver #BlackPanthersAt50"
He was born 5/15/42 in Rockville, Alabama. He was chief of staff of the Black Panther Party. He formed the Huey P. Newton Foundation with Newton’s second wife. He served time in Vacaville Prison. He was visiting professor at the University of New Mexico. He was interim chair of the BPP after Huey Newton was […]Read more "David Hilliard #BlackPanthersAt50"
Robert James Hutton, sunrise 4/21/50 in Jefferson County Arkansas, sunset 4/6/68 in West Oakland, California. He was the first recruit and treasurer of the Black Panther Party for Self-defense (BPP). At age 3, he and his family moved to Oakland after being threatened by nightriders in Arkansas. He met Huey Newton and Bobby Seale at […]Read more "Bobby Hutton aka Lil’ Bobby #BlackPanthersAt50"
Born William Goldwyn Nunn III, surise 10/20/53 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, sunset 9/24/16 from leukemia. Went to Morehouse with Spike Lee. His dad was a scout for the Steelers. His film debut was in 1998 in School Daze by Spike Lee. He is better known for his role as Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing. He […]Read more "Bill Nunn"
Born Kathleen Neal 5/13/45 in Memphis, Texas. Her father was in the foreign service, growing up she lived in India, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Philippines. She attended a Quaker boarding school. She left college at Barnard to be a secretary at SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). She married Eldridge Cleaver, joined the BPP and […]Read more "Kathleen Cleaver #BlackPanthersAt50"
Born Ericka Jenkins 1/5/48 in Washington, D.C. Joined BPP in Los Angeles in 1967 also worked with the New Haven, Connecticut chapter. Her husband, John Huggins, was shot to death 1/17/69 on UCLA’s campus. She had a three month old child at the time. She was tried and acquitted for murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy for […]Read more "Ericka Huggins #BlackPanthersAt50"
James Baldwin was brilliant. Samuel L. Jackson has redeemed himself. This should be the bible on race. Martin Luther King Jr. sunrise 1/15/29 Atlanta, Georgia, sunset 4/4/68 Memphis, Tennessee. Malcolm X sunrise 5/19/25 Omaha Nebraska, sunset 2/21/65 Manhattan, New York Medgar Evers sunrise 7/2/25 Decatur, Mississippi, sunset 6/12/63 Jackson, Mississippi. It’s directed by Raoul Peck […]Read more "“I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” #WeAreEverywhere"