Huey P. Newton
Happy Birthday shoutout to a hero and a true leader- Dr. Huey P. Newton. Often remembered for his political activism and for creating the Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale, Newton earned a Ph.D. in Social Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1980. Have you ever wondered where the image of “Huey” from the Boondocks cartoon came from? Founder Aaron McGruder candidly admitted that the character “Huey” was named and completely modeled after Huey P. Newton.
Huey P. Newton was the exact image America does not want. “Educated, fearless leaders who carry guns and know the law, take care of their communities and police the Police.” -Huey Percy Newton.
Newton and Bobble Seale created the Black Panther Party in 1966. The Black Panthers had 10 points they wanted to accomplish.
1) Freedom; the power to determine the destiny of the Black and oppressed communities.
2) Full Employment; give every person employment or guaranteed income.
3) End to robbery of Black communities; the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules as promised to ex-slaves during the reconstruction period following the emancipation of slavery.
4) Decent housing fit for the shelter of human beings; the land should be made into cooperatives so that the people can build.
5) Education for the people; that teaches the true history of Blacks and their role in present day society.
6) Free health care; health facilities which will develop preventive medical programs.
7) End to police brutality and murder of Black people and other people of color and oppressed people.
8) End to all wars of aggression; the various conflicts which exist stem directly from the United States ruling circle.
9) Freedom for all political prisoners; trials by juries that represent our peers.
10) Land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace and community control of modern industry
After examining the party’s goals and purpose, it makes you wonder why such an effort was launched by our government to dissolve this party; yet the Ku Klux Klan continues to thrive. Observe their goals and purpose, and marinate on that.