Over this past weekend we not only celebrated the release of Marvel’s “Black Panther” but also the birthday of the real Black Panther, the late activist and leader Dr. Huey P. Newton. Newton who has a doctorate in social philosophy started the Black Panther Party for self defense with his partner and future Oakland mayoral candidate Bobby Seale in 1966.  The Black Panthers were instrumental in pushing the culture forward standing up against racism and police brutality while self serving their own community. Simply put, Huey was Americas worse nightmare: Young, Black, Intelligent and Dangerous.  Saturday the 17th, would’ve been his 76th birthday.


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