Black People : Who were The Black Panthers?

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  1. 1hotvirgowoman

    1hotvirgowoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't get me wrong, I heard of who they were, but I never fully understood the value of them. Who are the Black Panthers? What was their purpose ? Who formed the Group and What was their intent?. I'm lookin' ta' be skooled as I really, really want tha' skinny on these Katz!


    Wisdom is much needed in this case, please, no amateurs!.
     
  2. IntuitioninMD

    IntuitioninMD Banned MEMBER

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    YOu should really do a search online. There are the original Black Panthers from the 60s and today there is also the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
     
  3. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    get one of the books.
    they were militant socialists.
    they would rather fight the white man than each other.
     
  4. Mad Skillz

    Mad Skillz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm not being critical of you 1hot, but this is the danger of Black people not teaching and passing down our history to our people. Some may have heard of such greats as Marcus Garvey, brother Malcolm and the Panthers but very little, if any, truly have any concept of who they were and their ideals. This is all to common and disturbing. Once you begin to do your research you'll discover people like Kwame Ture and Angela Davis were highly intelligent people - revolutionaries who truly had vision. This is what scares the hell out of Mr. Charlie. You'll come to understand why the way things are today.

    Fortunately my uncle mentored me on Black history and not that jive time colonial nonsense they teach in the public school system. Which brings to mind when i attended a white elementary school my class was assigned an essay regarding the biography of any American public figure of our choosing. I chose to write about Malcolm. My teacher (who was white) told me to choose Frederick Douglas (a non-intimidating Black man i assume) rather than Malcolm. In any event i refused and was threatened with several days of detention for 'non-participation' unless i submitted. To make a long story short my parents got involved which allowed me to proceed to write about Malcolm.

    I said all this to say it's our obligation to learn and teach Black history - our true Black history - a history that dates thousands of years. If we rely on the public school system which is controlled by caucazoids you can bet your bottom dollar you'll have a limited view of Black history - programmed nonetheless to learn nothing more than a bootlickin, whitewashed version of Black history.

    I'm glad you want to learn about the Panthers. Hey, don't hesitate to ask anyone on this board if you have any questions.

    Alafia! (Peace)
     
  5. RunawaySlave

    RunawaySlave Banned MEMBER

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    Mad Skillz.... Mad Props!!! FOR PUTTING IT DOWN, NOW THATS WHATS UP!!!

    1hotVirgowomen below is a quick list of sites I found on the internet, may I also suggest you do a little digging on your own...

    www.blackpanther.org/legacynew.htm

    www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/pacificapanthers.html

    www.******************/bla2.html

    www.africawithin.com/studies/panthers.htm

    www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/blackpantherparty.html

    www.****************

    www.newblackpanther.com

    www.finalcall.com/international/assata_shakur06-11-2002.htm

    these imo are the better sites, but there are more, some from a european perspective, others from a Black, read between the lines on some of them.
     
  6. 1hotvirgowoman

    1hotvirgowoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was MAD!!!!!!. Thank You for sharing such a Beautiful experiance with Me and the rest of Our Fam!. Yeah, I hear ya', I don't want ANYTHING that has been Whitewashed!. That is why I came to You and the rest of The Family. I figured that You guy's would tell me what was Real- and so far, it's REAL!. Thank You Mad'!

    Alafia! (I like how that roles off my tongue)
     
  7. 1hotvirgowoman

    1hotvirgowoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank You My Man!. However, how will I be able to discern what is accurate from what is fiction, seeing as how I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about the Panthers- other than them being BLACK PEOPLE?
     
  8. 1hotvirgowoman

    1hotvirgowoman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peeps', this is the thing, I know that I can easily search on the Internet to learn about The Panthers, but dig this- IT'S NOT THE SAME!!!!!. I want to be told by YOU, the People.I want to hear it out of your Mouths!!!!. I would much rather hear about it from someone who has actually lived during this time or who has experianced this for him/her self.

    I want Y'all to Pass down your information- not refer me to The White-Mans Land!.
     
  9. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Brother OldSoul Was a Panther!!!

    If I am not mistaken, Our Own Brother OldSoul was a Panther back in the day... He's right here at this website giving on-line classes, and has his own website... Now, you got royalty up in here... Step to the Brother, and he'll put the ish down on the personal tip...

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This website will provide an clearer understanding of how this group was attacked by our government, and how many of it's leaders were jailed, murdered, or driven into exile.... Read this please, 1HotVirgoWoman, as well as all young heads...

    http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/FBI/COINTELPRO60s_WAH.html

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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