Black Panther alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Party in 2016. In this informal census we present the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated.
On the heels of her just-released memoir, “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil,” Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, shares how she’s healing, how protestors should treat victims’ families, and how it feels be famous for the worst possible reason.
“Me making a record like this doesn’t help my iTunes sales. It doesn’t help me clear up accusations that I’m some type of psychotic, cop-killing rapper. … It’s going to be a bunch of complicated conversations that I can’t walk away from.”