Black Panther Party

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'Solitary' Film to Tell Story of Angola 3's Albert Woodfox

Mahershala Ali will executive produce, and perhaps star, in biopic of the Black man who spent 43 years in solitary confinement for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

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Ryan Coogler to Produce Fred Hampton Biopic

Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to play the Black Panther Party leader.

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After Nearly 45 Years of Incarceration, Herman Bell Wins Parole

Herman Bell, a former member of the Black Panther Party, was granted parole after serving nearly 45 years and having been previously denied seven times. 

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New Book Breaks Down the History of African American and Latinx People Joining Forces to Fight Racism

In “An African American and Latinx History of the United States,” historian Paul Ortiz illuminates how Black and Brown people built cross-border, multi-ethnic solidarity movements to resist imperialism, achieve civil rights and ultimately shape the course of history. 

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New Biopic Will Explore Life of Former Black Panther Party Chair, Elaine Brown

Brown—the only woman to ever chair the Black Panther Party—will executive produce the film based on her 1992 memoir, “A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story.”

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Netflix Acquires Film About 1969 LAPD Raid of Black Panther Party Headquarters

“The Stand Off” will show the hours-long raid from the perspective of the activists and the police.

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Ordered to Treat Mumia Abu-Jamal's Hepatitis C

Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther serving a life sentence for the death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2015.

The 16 Black Panthers Still Behind Bars

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.

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Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today's Struggle, Staying Engaged and Why Trump's Win Might be a Good Thing

The Black Panther Party just closed out its 50th anniversary year. On this occasion, the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project spoke with Panther women about leadership, electoral politics and what we should be doing today.

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

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Black Panther Party Alumni to Meet With New Generation of Activists

Activist Kathleen Cleaver: “The Panther legacy is in the possession of all these young activists; Black kids, Chinese kids, Puerto Rican kids who loved the Black Panther Party and were inspired by it. That’s the legacy.”

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Afeni Shakur Honored at Brooklyn Memorial Service

Black Panthers leaders joined Shakur’s family at the House of the Lord Church to honor the activist and mother of Tupac Shakur.

Black Panther Alumns Pay Tribute to 'Sister, Mentor, Comrade, Leader' Afeni Shakur

“Afeni had a deep and profound love for the community and a passion for the people that made her a dynamic organizer and dedicated activist. …[Her] organizing laid the seeds for a legacy we still bear witness to today.”

Afeni Shakur, Black Panther and Tupac's Mother, Dead at 69

The revolutionary was more than just the inspiration behind “Dear Mama.”

Must-See Interview: Black Panther Albert Woodfox, Free After 43 Years in Solitary

Woodfox is the last of the Angola 3 to be released from prison.

#TBT: Celebrate the 49th Anniversary of the Black Panthers' Founding

Today marks the day that Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party. 

Former Black Panther Marshall 'Eddie' Conway Released After 44 Years in Prison

After numerous campaigns, and consistent denial of the charges against him, the 68-year-old is now free.

The Black Panther Party Had a Funk Band Called 'The Lumpen'

And yes, they were good.