NBPP

The Nail in the NFL’s Coffin

Posted: Sep 25, 2017 12:01 AM<p>When NFL players began taking knees and raising Black Panther fists during games last year, the NFL had to take swift …

Conservative View

A Film On Black Panther Party Leader Elaine Brown Is In The Works

Source: YouTubeElaine Brown, the first and only woman to ever lead the Black Panther Party, is having her memoir adapted into a feature film.In a …

John Oliver Is Here to Remind You Why Megyn Kelly Isn’t a “Unifying Force”

On the eve of Megyn Kelly’s new morning show debut, <i>Last Week Tonight</i> on Sunday took a hard look at why NBC’s attempt to portray the former Fox News …

Liberal View

NBC's Megyn Kelly says she's 'done with politics' on debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly made her debut as an NBC morning TV host on Monday with the declaration that she's "kind of done with politics for now."<p>The former Fox News Channel anchor was in the thick of it during the 2016 presidential campaign, most notably when then-candidate Donald Trump turned …

Entertainment

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

Elaine Brown chaired the revolutionary Black Panther Party between 1974 and 1977. She chronicled her experience as the first and only Black woman to …

Black Lives Matter

Shakespeare obsession to his ballet past: 8 things we bet you didn’t know about Tupac Shakur

<b>Tupac Shakur was arguably one of the greatest rappers that have ever lived, but how much do you know about the All Eyez On Me rapper?</b><p>Is Tupac Shakur …

Sinead O'Connor

Rainbow Coalition or Class War?

<i>First published in</i> Hard Crackers<i>.</i><p>In 1892 Thomas E. Watson ran for Congress on the People’s Party ticket (also known as the Populist Party) in …

Racism

Review: ‘The Force’ Follows the Oakland Police From Crisis to Crisis

In the potent documentary “The Force,” there’s a moment when Sean Whent, the Oakland chief of police, faces a tough critic: the public. It’s 2015, and he’s talking about the police response to calls. He admits the police are not providing the level of service they should but adds that they’re …

The Arts

Day Around The Bay: Sessions Rails Against Sanctuary Cities

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions rails against CA sanctuary city policy in speech in Portland. [Fox News] [NBC] [Chron]<br>• The Chron's Sam Whiting shared a …

San Francisco

The Incomplete List of Things White People Are Mad About This Week

In <b>The Root’s</b> efforts to reduce the amount of required daily reading about the Caucasian clutching of pearls, we have decided to condense the …

African-American News

Government Awards Major Grant to UC Berkeley to Honor Black Panther Party's Legacy

The U.S. National Parks Service announced last week that it will be awarding the University of California Berkeley a little under $100,000 for a …

African-American News

O'Reilly Exposes National Park Service: Spending $100k To "Honor Legacy" Of Black Panthers

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The federal government is giving the University of California at Berkeley almost $100,000 for the “Black Panther …

Conservative View

NYT Columnist: Yes, Donald Trump Is A White Supremacist

Oh, here we go again with the ESPN/Jemele Hill fiasco that was the sports network’s latest fiasco. In short, Hill, an anchor at ESPN, tweeted that …

Conservative View

The Emmy voters totally shafted one of the best shows on TV

When this year’s Emmy nominations went public in July, and Issa Rae’s HBO comedy <i>Insecure</i> wasn’t on the list, critics and fans of the show’s acclaimed first season saw it as a major snub.<p>Now that <i>Insecure</i>‘s second season has wrapped up, ending with the complicated, moving, and excellent Sept. 10 …

TV

How bad could things get?

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder<p>“This country is going so far to the right you’re not going to recognize it.” Those memorable words were uttered by Richard Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, who proved to be off by almost 50 years. But he and other Nixon …

Liberal View

Angry about Donald Trump? Stop protesting and start writing.

No protest movement in the United States ever succeeded by primarily critiquing the president. Yet many of the protests emerging across the country in 2017 place President Trump at the center — posters ridicule him, inflatable floats caricature him, chants indict him. While his words and actions …

Lyndon B. Johnson

Berkeley Gets $98,000 From National Park Service For Black Panther Tribute

'...the project will document how the BPP impacted the visual arts, music, dance, and styles of the 1960s, 70s and 80s...'

San Francisco Bay Area

Metrograph Celebrates “The Lost Moment” — And Other Nearly Lost Moments

In her introduction to <i>A Year in the Dark: Journal of a Film Critic, 1968–69</i>, a collection of her reviews from her fourteen-month stint as the lead …

New York City

15 MCU Controversies That Made Marvel Fans FURIOUS

Ever since the first <i>Iron Man</i> movie exploded onto the big screen in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has reshaped the business of blockbuster …

Comics

What It's Like to Be Smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center

Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, was to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee about threats posed by domestic extremist groups. The hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed because of Hurricane Irma. As a black conservative who has been smeared …

Opinion

Ethel Mae Matthews and the Emmaus House in Atlanta

Fifty years ago, Emmaus House opened its doors for the first time. Located in Peoplestown, a deprived neighborhood southeast of downtown Atlanta, …

Black History

25 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: September 7-10, 2017

Where better to hide from the ash-choked Seattle atmosphere than a cool, windowless movie theater? Find our critics' picks below, including two tense …

Seattle

The 54 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: September 5-10, 2017

The Stranger’s arts critics recommend the best local events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have already chosen the The 22 Best …

Seattle

Thugs and Journalists

With all of the criticism coming from liberal and centrist media (as well as the usual suspects on the right), one would think that a commitment to …

Racism

Our Critics' Film Picks For Fall

September 6-December 6, 2017 by Stranger Things To Do Staff<b>SEPT 7</b><b><br>Thin Skin Fundraiser ft. Charles Mudede, Ahamefule J. Oluo, and Lindy West</b>Ahamefule …

Seattle

The shocking ways poor kids have long been singled out in American schools

When Michael Padilla was in elementary school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, his family couldn’t afford to send him to school with lunch money, so he …

Liberal View

White Privilege NO, American Privilege YES.

Once again, black people are pawns of other groups. We are the cannon fodder to illuminate their causes while we still suffer. There is no …

Racism

Inside the Black Panther Party

Free Huey rally<p>Credit: © 2017, Stephen Shames, from the book "Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers" (Abrams)<p>Bobby Seale trial<p>Credit: …

Black History

Bobby Rush opposes Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Despite his name being on the list of cosponsors, Representative Bobby Rush is not supporting the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, his office has …

Palestine

Power to the people: The rise of the Black Panthers

<i>Half a century has passed since the Black Panthers first came on the scene. They were champions of equality to some -- dangerous subversives to</i> …

Black History