July 30, 2007
I'D LIKE TO respond to Samir Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and South Philly shooting of Tykeem Law by Charles Meyers. Shabazz claims the shooting was racially motivated. I have one comment for that: What? Tykeem Law was allegedly shot because he didn't get out of the way fast enough. Even though I think this was wrong, it was far from a racial issue. Come on and get real, Shabazz. Bhoke S. Lumumba Philadelphia
September 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that his superiors told lawyers they were not interested in pursuing Voting Rights Act accusations against two members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia. The department denies the allegations. The commission is looking into the handling of accusations of attempted voter intimidation in the 2008 election. - AP
July 4, 2010
Brain Food, C2 Sally Schwartz Friedman: At Penn 50th reunion, women graduates look back at a world transformed. Pop quiz: July 4th speeches. Insights and Observations, C3 Dick Polman: Afghanistan policy and the antiwar left. Buzz Bissinger: Thinking about America from the vantage point of a first-century Philadelphia. Editorials, C4 The Senate should confirm Elena Kagan, President Obama's nominee to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.
March 4, 1999 |
For many of the 50 or so students, teachers, staff and visitors jammed into Room 121 of Armitage Hall at Rutgers University-Camden yesterday, catching a glimpse of a figure in American history was enough. But for Bobby Seale, cofounder of one of the most influential '60s protest organizations, standing behind a wooden lectern to preach black history and the existence of racism would not suffice. "I'm here to set the record straight about the Black Panther Party," he said, sporting a black beret embroidered with the words "Seize the Time" - the title of one of his books - and "Reach.
February 2, 2000 |
The Philadelphia Chapter of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is mobilizing support for a campaign to change a street name - particularly Wallace Street between 6th and Broad - to honor original Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia grew up in the Richard Allen Homes housing project in this area. The proposed street name is Mumia Abu-Jamal Way. Ironically, "Wallace" is the last name of Gov. George Wallace, the racist politician who held a presidential rally in Philadelphia in 1968, where Mumia, involved in a protest, was beaten by Wallace supporters and Philadelphia police officers.
August 1, 2007
WHO IS Samir Shabazz and why should anyone care what he and the New Black Panther Party think? He says the murder of Tykeem Law should be considered a hate crime. Why? Because the killer is white? He says that Charles Meyers should receive the death penalty, and I agree. But why? Because he is white? Where has Shabazz been for the other 231 murders in Philadelphia this year, and why isn't he calling for these murderers to be put to death? Could it be that a majority of them are African-Americans?
February 14, 2001 |
The Black Panther Party wasn't a racist organization of gun-toting thugs, as much of society viewed it, but an activist group working for racial change, founder Bobby Seale said at Rowan University yesterday. As the keynote speaker for the university's Black History Month celebration, Seale sought to dispel misconceptions about the Black Panthers and mobilize students to be politically active in his address, "From the '60s to the Future. " "We were portrayed as a bunch of hoodlums, and people thought that because we had guns, we opposed Martin Luther King and nonviolence.
March 2, 1989 |
As a member of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s, Bobby Seale was regarded by law enforcement authorities as a threat to society. He was a member of a group that openly displayed weapons during street patrols in Oakland, Calif. He was bound and gagged in court as a member of the original "Chicago 8," and two of his associates died during a predawn police raid on a Black Panther house in Chicago. It was all part of an effort to achieve the party's demand for "land, bread, education, housing, justice, and peace.
July 21, 2000 |
Philadelphia's "Big Brother" contestant, William Collins, last night became the first of the CBS show's 10 housemates to be asked to leave. Seventy-three percent of the viewers who paid 99 cents a call to vote chose Collins, 27, over a 26-year-old former stripper named Jordan to be "banished" from the house, on live television. "Big Brother," a show developed in Europe that began airing July 5 in the United States, places 10 people in an 1,800-square-foot house with several dozen cameras and microphones recording their activities 24 hours a day. The show airs five nights a week - a sixth night is being added next week in hopes of goosing ratings that haven't so far approached top-ranked "Survivor" - and fanatics can also monitor the "house guests" on the Web 24 hours a day at www .bigbrother2000.
May 12, 1989 |
Former Black Panther leader Bobby Seale was released this morning after being held most of yesterday on a warrant from Ohio police charging him with passing bad checks during a national barbecue cooking contest in 1987, police said. Seale, 53, of Stokes Street near Locust Avenue in Germantown, was permitted to sign his own $50,000 bail after being arraigned on a fugitive warrant. A hearing was set for him June 9 in City Hall. The co-founder of the Black Panther Party was arrested early yesterday after his car rear-ended a fire truck on Chelten Avenue near Greene Street around 12:45 a.m., police said.