Posts Tagged: Huey Newton

Album of the Week: Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography

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At only twenty-four, Vic Mensa is already an established member of the Chicago music scene and a social justice activist—from protesting his hometown police department after the shooting of shooting of Laquan McDonald to flying to Standing Rock and joining with the protestors to fight against allowing construction the Dakota Access Pipeline, he’s made his political feelings known.

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Joining Forces

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“Whatever your personal opinions and your insecurities about homosexuality and the various liberation movements among homosexuals and women (and I speak of the homosexuals and women as oppressed groups), we should try to unite with them in a revolutionary fashion.”

That’s Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, in a 1970 speech that focused on gay rights.

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Remembering Black Panther History

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David Hilliard, the original Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party can walk you through the historically significant sites of Black Panther Party activity in Oakland.

He recounts the former congregation spots and the practical programs they implemented—the free breakfast program and the free healthcare program that screened for sickle-cell anemia, the streetlights they had put in for safety measures, as well as his friendship with Huey Newton.

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