Is there a specific age at which people reach their peak of social consciousness, or does history simply repeat itself... generation
Power to the people.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a Stanley Nelson film that gets its TV debut Tuesday night at 9 in the PBS Independent Lens series, lands closer to the first view.
December 4, 1969 is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Chicago Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, and, four days later, of the shootout between the Los Angeles Black Panthers and the LAPD.
For four decades, some determined people sought to change the course of American history.Some ideals, are now part of the fabric of the country, like breakfast programs for inner city kids. Stick with this movie. It has a lot to say, a lot to reveal and is pertinent to today's testy police/civilian race relations.
Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry for justice, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was demanding
Recently it has become trendy for political pundits, talk-show hosts and talking heads (particularly on the right) to point to race "hustling" as the culprit behind heightened racial tensions in America.
Thomas infuses his passion for the music, poetry, and recorded rhetoric with a weighty reverence for the events and attitudes that shaped a generation. His mission started out quite innocently.
A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to
A film about Huey P. Newton is timely for important issues we address today; healthcare, civil liberties and food programs. Power to the people!