Black News Unfiltered

Bob Edwards

The Black News Unfiltered podcast is a weekly show that tackles the most pressing issues affecting the Black community. Hosted by Bob Edwards, the show provides a platform for unfiltered and uncensored conversations about politics, Black culture, and current events, with a focus on amplifying the voices and perspectives of Black people. Black News Unfiltered delivers thought-provoking commentary on the topics that matter most to Black Americans today.

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Power to The People: The Black Panther Party’s Fight for Justice and Equality.
11-02-2024
Power to The People: The Black Panther Party’s Fight for Justice and Equality.
Bob Edwards talks about the origin and legacy of the Black Panther Party in Black American history.The Black Panther Party was founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The party emerged as a response to police brutality and systemic racism experienced by African Americans, particularly in urban areas.Inspired by the teachings of Malcolm X and influenced by Marxist ideology, the BPP sought to address issues such as police violence, poverty, and inequality through direct action and community organizing. The party's symbol, the black panther, embodied strength, and resistance against oppression.One of the BPP's most iconic programs was the "Free Breakfast for Children" initiative, which provided meals to underprivileged youth in urban areas. Additionally, the party established community clinics and offered legal aid to those facing discrimination or harassment.The Black Panther Party’s confrontational stance towards law enforcement, often carrying firearms openly, led to clashes with authorities and garnered widespread attention. The party's ten-point program outlined its demands for social, economic, and political equality, calling for an end to police brutality, decent housing, education, and employment opportunities for African Americans.However, internal divisions, government infiltration, and external pressure led to the decline of the BPP by the late 1970s. Despite its relatively short lifespan, the Black Panther Party left a lasting legacy, inspiring future generations of activists and contributing to the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality in America.Support the show