Tag Archive | Race

Facts I Discovered About The Black Panther Party

UPDATE : Black Panther Party and FBI WHAT! Didn’t they hate white people or something? Weren’t they super militant and radical? Why are you writing about them? I’m a little concerned about your influences….. Calm down! First the answer is no (mostly). Like anything in life, I quickly learned these perceptions were based off of […]

Part 1: David Hilliard, Black Panthers, and the African American Experience

I was struck by how candid and ‘normal’ or ‘average’ David Hilliard came across when speaking and telling his story of the Black Panther Party. He was so personal with his descriptions, and at times, so scattered that it reminded me of listening to a story told by one of my grandparents. It occurred to […]

A Four Day Tour of Racial Awareness

How do you write about experiences that profoundly change your life? How can you capture in words emotion that has stirred your spirit and shifted your thinking? How do you explain to friends and family the convictions that burden your heart to lead you to make decisions that fly in the face of ‘conventionality’, foregoing […]