Black Panther Community ProgramsBlack Panther Party Community Programs
1966 - 1982
1. Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site
2. Benefit Counseling
3. Black Student Alliance
4. Child Development Center
5. Consumer Education Classes
6. Community Facility Use
7. Community Health Classes
8. East Oakland CIL (Center for Independent Living) Branch
9. Community Pantry (Free Food Program)
10. Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program
11. Drama Classes
12. Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and Attendant
13. Drill Team
14. Employment Referral Service
15. Free Ambulance Program
16. Free Breakfast for Children Programs
17. Free Busing to Prisons Program
18. Free Clothing Program
19. Free Commissary for Prisoners Program
20. Free Dental Program
21. Free Employment Program
22. Free Food Program
23. Free Film Series
24. Free Furniture Program
25. Free Health Clinics
26. Free Housing Cooperative Program
27. Food Cooperative Program
28. Free Optometry Program
29. Community Forum
30. Free Pest Control Program
31. Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program
32. Free Shoe Program
33. GED Classes
34. Geriatric Health Center
35. GYN Clinic
36. Home SAFE Visits
37. Intercommunal Youth Institute (becomes OCS by 1975)
38. Junior and High School Tutorial Program
39. Legal Aid and Education
40. Legal Clinic/Workshops
41. Laney Experimental College Extension Site
42. Legal Referral Service(s)
43. Liberation Schools
44. Martial Arts Program
45. Nutrition Classes
46. Oakland Community Learning Center
47. Outreach Preventative Care
48. Program Development
49. Pediatric Clinic
50. police patrols
51. Seniors Against a Fearful Environment
52. SAFE Club
53. Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation
54. Son of Man Temple (becomes Community Forum by 1976)
56. Senior Switchboard
57. The Black Panther Newspaper
58. Teen Council
59. Teen Program
60. U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program
61. V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling
62. Visiting Nurses Program
63. WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program
64. Youth Diversion and Probation Site
65. Youth Training and Development
The next time someone tells you that the Black Panthers were a terrorist group/hate group, kindly ask them if the KKK ever did any of this. But people will believe what this country wants them to believe…so why bother. As long as YOU know what the panthers stood for and represented, that’s all that matters.
Not Marlo Thomas.
Definitely Not Maxi Priest and Shaggy.
Let’s take a look at this story. Pretend for a moment that you can’t hear the noise of the victim-blamers saying “She was reckless!” and “She endangered her children’s lives!” and “A Black mother should know better!”
Just pretend with me for one minute that that garbage doesn’t exist. (It’s irrelevant anyway.) And let’s talk about instincts. Let’s talk about a mother’s instinct. Let’s talk about a world that acquits cops for killing Black people on a daily basis. And non-cops as well. A world where we have to fight to get an indictment in the first place. A world she must be, has to be aware of.
She sensed something. And who knows what it was. Maybe the look in his eyes, a nostril flare, a squint, a rise in voice or just an overreaction to a goddamn speeding ticket as a concept. But trust me, she sensed something. And that something told her “for the sake of my children’s lives I need to get somewhere public.”
Now let’s go back to the asshole, victim-blamers (though I know I shouldn’t). While you point fingers and act as if she opened fire on her own children, answer me this: had one or more of her children gotten killed and shot by those cops and she later said “I had a feeling something would go wrong” wouldn’t you be the same assholes saying “well if she felt something would go bad, why didn’t she flee?!”
Eli and I were having lunch and decided to look at the Halloween store next to the restaurant.
We FOUND a bunch of “racist product” stickers and also FOUND that these stickers were put on some of the racist costumes in the store.
How strange to FIND such a thing! A+ anti-racism work!
I wish I’d thought of this.
Celebrating POC characters without offense since 2006.
It can be done, see?
this is gold lol
A Gordon Gartelle. Well done, sir.
Also note the lack of blackface. Weird that a white person would be a black character and think you could understand who they are without using black face! Bizarre.
Welcome back to Shaming Racists: the Halloween Edition! Ladies and gentlemen, I present:
Caitlin Cimeno, also known as Kt Cimeno of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. Employed at Our Market Package Store.
William Filene from Quincy, Massachusetts.
This is all public on facebook. All three pictures can be found on Caitlin Cimeno’s Instagram, @ktcimeno.
There’s no question that the three of them are racists, but Caitlin disgusted me by taking an unconsented picture of somebody else’s little girl, somebody else’s child, and using them as the target of racism for a facebook status. I’m including that too because how nasty do you have to be? As if the Halloween photos don’t answer that question.
Let me add that this stuff right here, EVERYBODY, is the reason you can’t darken your skin to portray a Black person. Because this is used to dehumanize us. Whether you intend to or not, you are perpetrating Blackface.
IT. IS. RACIST.
Caitlin Cimeno, Greg Cimeno, and William Filene are three of thousands. But justice will be served where it can. For them to make a mockery of Trayvon Martin’s death is disgusting, as is every single person praising them in the comments and every person defending them.
Look at how little value Black lives have in some people’s lives. Look at how today, yes, in 2013, our deaths are something to be laughed at, mocked, and our bodies worn as a Halloween costume. This is how we are dehumanized. Only one of thousands of ways.
Happy fucking Halloween.
This is some vile, repugnant shit
This year’s STARS posters.
i like this because it highlights a few things. like how distorted these caricatures are; the feelings it causes in the community it disrespects, and how cool we people of color are just being chill and ourselves. oh, and how ridiiiiiiculous these white folks look doing this. that’s one of the best parts of this ad.
In the last year, something very weird has been happening where random White women, usually mainstream feminists, that I do not regularly talk to on Twitter keep sending me *any* article that mentions “intersectionality” (and I’ve talked about the problem of getting a large amount of random links dumped in my mentions) or ones they’ve written where they “finally” understand that I am also human and Black and a woman and that womanhood is not only cishet, middle class, thin, and White. How am I supposed to respond to this? I am not a "sidekick" to "their" feminism.
Worse, this is simply two things. One, an exercise in White guilt. This is of no use to me…or them. Two, it’s them trying to be “seen” online “recognizing” intersectionality. How about they stop acting like it is a foreign virus attacking their thought process or me planting a thought in their head like Inception and a burden to understand and explain with citation somewhere on their sites? It wouldn’t be hard to grasp if they weren’t starting with White supremacist ideas framing their feminist thought and if they were regularly checking that thought process and their privilege.
These are the type of White feminists who will ignore what White men do, never even use the phrase “White men” but just “men” (and here’s why) but will use the phrase “Black men” when speaking of the latter. They co-opt Black language and experiences, use Black men’s experiences with racism as a parallel to their experience with sexism and then conveniently ignore the fact that Black women experience both racism and sexism. Slap the word “intersectionality” in there somewhere and done.
Don’t send me these type of articles. Not interested.
The tiny handful of White feminists that I know of who don’t do this are never as awkward about discussing intersectionality, privilege, domination and oppression. They just do. It flows naturally out of their lexicon and ideas, albeit for some, not actual experiences. It’s not a social media stunt, attention stunt, or White guilt trip. It doesn’t mean it isn’t uncomfortable for them to discuss or that they don’t make mistakes. But again, the comfort of the privileged is not the concern of the oppressed.
The difference between the latter White women and the former White women is effort and compassion. Embracing everyone’s wholeness and full humanity is not solely an intellectual activity. This means much more than using “intersectionality” as slogan for a brand to get page hits and ad revenue and media attention to sit at exclusive tables to then consume more Black women’s ideas for more slogans for a brand to get page hits and ad revenue and media attention to sit at exclusive tables. Feminism is not solely about sitting at tables but dismantling walls and building bridges; about challenging the structures that make those tables so exclusive in the first place.
And let’s not be obtuse here and pretend like this is just writers who want “opinions” on their work who coincidentally send the work to Black women/women of colour. Spare me. These women get major platforms to write on fresh out of college. I write on a personal blog on a free website. (And before the very boring anti-critical thinking bots claim "you’re jealous," as I’ve said many times, I don’t want what they have; critiquing oppression and resistance is not about playing musical chairs or tokenism.) They get plenty of views on their mainstream sites. Thus, don’t try to remove the relevance of race and how mainstream feminism operates because of White privilege and White supremacy. And if it was really about desiring our views and not solely a removal of guilt through my approval of what they write, then Black women’s views would matter among mainstream feminism in the first place versus ignored, marginalized, treated as a "problem" for feminism, plagiarized or simply erased.
After Barilla’s Chairman stated "I would not do a commercial with a homosexual family" other pasta companies have come forward to state their support of same sex unions.
So instead of #shade, is it #sauce ?
“I would never make a spot with a homosexual family. Not out of a lack of respect but because I don’t see it like they do. (My idea of) family is a classic family where the woman has a fundamental role,” said Guido Barilla, president of Barilla Pasta.
Not only does he manage to insult gay families, but he gets a pretty good potshot in there at women too.
“We have a different concept with regard to the gay family. For us, the concept of the sacred family remains a fundamental value of the company”.
Don’t gay people eat pasta?
“That’s fine if they like our pasta and our communication, they can eat them. Otherwise they can eat another pasta. You can’t always please everyone”.
Time to buy a different brand of pasta.
“As a father of multiple children, I believe it’s very hard to raise kids in a same-sex couple”.
I hope they don’t get their family values from dad.
Welp, never buying Barilla again.
Yeah, I don’t need Barilla products in my house.
Dammit, there goes our default brand of noodles. Not giving them another cent of my money.
gosh dang fuck you wow
That’s not what feminism is about you fucking weiner
Beyoncé has called herself a feminist and people came for her. I’m waiting for those same people to come for Gaga.
Watch those same people be silent.
Your fave is problematic