Black history fact of the week
Black Panther Party
In a time when injustice reigned with no remorse, and in the wake of the assassination of activist Malcolm X, an uprising of young Black leaders and freedom fighters formed a group that would change the climate and pace of the Civil Rights Movement forever. Huey P. Newton along with his long-time friends Bobby Seale and David Hilliard founded the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 15, 1966.
The purpose of the group was to protect Black neighborhoods against police brutality and the racism that kept African Americans in cuffs, poverty, and fear. Black Panther men and women were often seen throughout communities wearing all Black and frequently carrying firearms. Their motto was “Black Power!” and they often used the term “self-defense” to justify their carrying weapons. When non-violence was not working, the Panthers believed self-defense was the answer. Although the organization dissolved 10 years later, remnants of the party are seen throughout the country. New generation Panthers call themselves the New Black Panther Party. For more Black history facts visit www.Black365.us.
Ancestry is a highly regarded realm of life among many of us in our domestic sectors and even abroad. Many families have a deep reverence for those who have passed on to another life beyond the clouds in heaven or a life among the spirits in a realm unseen by the human eye.
Memorials in honor of the ancestors may remain on mantels in homes, or a small token from their former life may be kept away in a relatives, and loved ones’ secret space.
Statement by: Ms. Alice Huffman, president National Association for the Advancement of Color People California State Conference
We are here today to share with the public a report prepared and released by the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, which details various associations between Tea Party organizations and acknowledged hate groups in the United States.
Some would call the state of Black America desperate and dire. But, in order to begin to solve the problems, who do we run to? Where are the solutions? How do we unite?
Black scholars across the nation believe they have an answer for us. World-renowned scholars and power couple Nathan and Julia Hare, who are both Ph.Ds., founded the Black Think Tank in 1979 in an effort to liberate African American minds and reconstruct the Black community with methods that stemmed directly from the home.
Scripture teaches us to “Love thy neighbor.” For many of us, that means checking in on a senior, dropping off a meal to a family with a newborn, watching a child for a single working parent, helping with chores when someone is ill or offering a word of encouragement when someone has lost a job.
But would you ever imagine that caring for your neighbor means helping them get access to the Internet?
In addition to her full time job as a mother, Holly Mitchell is also the CEO of Crystal Stairs, the largest childcare development non-profit organization in California, and sits as a member of the board of directors of the Liberty Hill Foundation, Verbum Dei High School in Watts, and the national advisory council of Breast Cancer Action.
Mitchell has dedicated her life to helping working families in California and hopes to do more of that as the 47th District Assembly representative. Following are her views on key issues in the state.