Most Of The Radical Ideaz The Black Pantherz Had Are Now Totally Mainstream

28 Sep

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by  CARIMAH TOWN

CREDIT: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Members of the Black Panther Party (BPP) surround co-founder Huey P. Newton

For decades since their inception in the 1960s, members of the liberation group known as the Black Panthers were labeled thugs and hateful extremists who set out to ruin the U.S. They were considered the antithesis to Martin Luther King Jr. — armed and dangerous. And that’s how many people still remember them today.

But a new documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, dives into the rise and fall of the Panthers’ political agenda, offering a counter-narrative that’s more timely than ever.

Combining interviews with former members of the party with archival footage of Panther activity, Stanley Nelson’s documentary explores the white supremacy and state-sanctioned police violence that inspired a revolutionary movement — and how that movement redefined black power and pride.

It talks about the key players —…

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