J.R. Valrey

August 27, 2011

J.R. Valrey a well known Bay Area activist, author, and host of “Block Report Radio” is added to the panel for tomorrow, rounding it out to four powerful and respected Black Power intellects. We are honored to have him join Bobby Seale, Ericka Huggins, and Aya de Leon. You can read more about him and his work here:

http://sfbayview.com/tag/jr-valrey/

Greg Morizumi

August 26, 2011

Greg Morizuni is the Founding Director of the Eastside Arts Alliance (ESAA). ESAA is an organization of artists, cultural workers, and community organizers of color who live and/or work in the San Antonio district of Oakland, and who are committed to using the arts to improve quality of life and advocate for progressive social change.

He has frequently traveled with Bobby Seale to moderate his lectures, and will be our moderator for our conversation panel on the 28th at House of Music Cultural Center in Oakland.

Aya de Leon

August 25, 2011

Aya de Leon has been added to our conversation panel Sunday the 28th.

She is a poet, academic, activist, slam-poetry champ and Harvard graduate (she entered at 16). She sees herself as bridging cultural communities, and brings a background in spoken word and hip-hop to her job as a UC Berkeley African American studies professor and coordinator of a campus-to-community partnership called Poetry for the People. She is also the daughter of sculptor-singer Anna de Leon and  blues musician Taj Mahal.

 

This video is from the film’s production company website, Story Films in Sweden: http://www.story.se/home/

Emory Douglas

August 22, 2011

Emory was the official artist of the Black Panther Movement, and was largely responsible for most of its powerful images in the media. He will have some of his art  available for purchase at our event on August 28th. Following are some of his moving and compelling works:

Huey P. Newton

August 22, 2011

Today is the anniversary of Huey Newton’s death in 1989. He was the former leader of the entire Black Panther Movement. Even though he may have lost his way over the years, he and Bobby Seale’s messages and missions are still just as relevant today as they were 40 years ago . Listen to what Ericka and Bobby have to say about Huey on Sunday the 28th and read more about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_P._Newton

Talib Kweli

August 21, 2011

Talib Kweli, one half of the amazing former rap group Black Star with Mos Def, now with a thriving solo career of his own, was once accosted and detained by the FBI at an airport just for listsening to a Stokeley Carmichael speech. In his own home. A speech from 40 years ago. He shares this experience and others in “The Black Power Mixtape”.

Fear of a Black Planet. (cc)-Public Enemy

 

Power To The People

August 21, 2011

Where Black Radicalism as we know it today, all began. Find out how it led here on Sunday the 28th.

Stokely Carmichael

August 19, 2011

Some people say he is the father and originator of non-passive activism. Come to our screening and see him in action and find out if you agree. One thing that is definite, he was one one of the strongest, most intelligent brothers ever born. Read about him here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokely_Carmichael

 

Danny Glover

August 19, 2011

Did you know that Danny Glover is a producer on ‘The Black Power Mixtape”? Here he is in an interview with the director, Goren Olssen, talking about the film.

Ericka Huggins

August 19, 2011

Ericka Huggins will be there for conversation and questions about her thoughts on The Panthers and The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. You can read more about her here:

http://www.erickahuggins.com/Home.html

Bobby Seale

August 18, 2011

He will be sharing his experiences as the Founder of The Black Panthers, and discussing his reflections on the film at the event. Please join us at the House Of Music Cultural Center; 420 14th Street, Oakland. Sunday, August 28th at 3pm. Admission is FREE.