Communications Secretary, 1967-71
"The context has changed. Have I changed my views on how society needs to be changed? No. It needs fundamental root-and-branch improvement, not plastering over." | Read more »
Black Panther Party, 1970-74
"The discipline and the theory and the practice are all important. They've remained a part of the work I do in social work and human services." | Read more »
Founding editor of the Black Panther Party Community News Service
"Conditions change, and we have new situations to deal with, but essentially the problems are the same: there's a need for community organizing." | Read more »
Billy X. Jennings
Black Panther Party, 1968-74
"The Ten Point Program is still relevant. They are things we need today: an end to police brutality, the power to determine the destiny of the black community. Today, there might be some things added." | Read more »
Field Secretary, Illinois Chapter
"I draw a great deal from my experience in the party... It was such a rich and phenomenal experience, the best five years of my life." | Read more »
Co-founder, Black Panther Party
"It's important to understand the relevance of coalition politics to all efforts at liberation. Assess the true progressive nature of an organization, regardless of who it is." | Read more »
Sundance is behind us, SXSW is on now, Tribeca and Full Frame are coming up soon. Doc Soup Man has his picks from the past and future festivals that will set the documentary viewing agenda for the rest of the year.
As this Women's History Month gets going, 'Ella Es El Matador' is a popular film for screenings, and like several other engaging and informative films, is being shown across the country. Visit our local events calendar for a full listing and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own!