Black Panthers

Sights & Sounds: Nicole Klaymoon

Oct 20, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer, choreographer, and educator Nicole Klaymoon told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Revolutionary breakfast in West Oakland

Oct 13, 2016
Photo courtesy of Sana Javeri Kadri, Resized and Cropped

At its height, the Black Panther party fed tens of thousands of school children every morning across the country with their Free Breakfast Program.

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Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The organization was created by two students at Merritt College in Oakland — Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale — who decried police brutality and economic exploitation.

Sights & Sounds: Sita Bhaumik

Oct 13, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist, writer, and educator Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

On the October 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss new museums and exhibits that tell the story of African-American history.

Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch

On the December 28th edition of Your Call, we revisit our conversation with film director Stanley Nelson. He joins us to talk about his new documentary, The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution

Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch

The Black Panthers started in North Oakland in the fall of 1966. Their very visible public presence marked a change of pace during the Civil Rights movement - from giving out free breakfast to children to entering the California State Assembly with loaded rifles, shotguns and pistols.

Stephen Shames

 On the October 1st edition of Your Call, film director Stanley Nelson joins us to talk about his new documentary, The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution

Your Call: What is revolutionary today?

Nov 4, 2014

  

On the November 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale, and the artistic director of Party People, a new play at Berkeley Rep. Party People reflects on the history of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican immigrant rights movement that called for independence. What can we learn from their radical histories? And what is considered a revolutionary act today? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Photo courtesy of Belva Davis.

The 2012 election marks the final significant broadcast for Bay Area trailblazing journalist Belva Davis. She’s come very far:

“When I was first applying for jobs in television, I had never seen a black television reporter,” Davis once said.

A People's Archive of the Bay Area

Aug 15, 2012
Chris Carlsson

You who are living, what have you done with these treasures?

Do you regret the time of my struggle?

Have you raised your crops for a common harvest?

Have you made my town a richer place?

--Robert Desnos, a member of the French Resistance