This weekend marks the 50 year anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, as well as the 6 year anniversary of my company LIVE IT WEAR IT (LIWI68).
On October of 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale created a radical political party known better as The Black Panther Party for Self Defense. In honor of their 50th anniversary, LIWI68 will be featuring a limited edition Black Panthers black on black hat as well as a grey Black Panthers 50th anniversary t-shirt.
The Black Panther Party (BPP) is well-known and admired in Oakland and around the world for its stand against police brutality, for its survival programs which included free breakfast for school children and free health clinics, its coalitions with other people of color, and its effort to bring about revolutionary change in America.
The history of BBP is often misunderstood. The people, stood up against power, and earned the admiration of other struggling communities in the US and across the globe. Many still fear the Panthers and are unaware of their motivations and intent.
The Black Panther story is very complex. We need to remember and honor Panther members, who lost there lives working for the BBP.
Power To All The People!