We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity.— Fred Hampton
Charming Black Panther quotations
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
You have a 45mm automatic pistol on your lap, and I have a 35mm camera on my lap, and my weapon is just as powerful as yours. (To Black Panther militant Eldridge Cleaver)
There is an entire generation of young people who know nothing about how viciously the FBI attacked The Black Panther Party, and why.
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.
A lot of people don't understand the Black Panthers Party's relationship with white mother country radicals.
Yes, we do defend our office as we do defend our homes.
This is a constitutional right everybody has, and nothing's funny about that. The only reason they get mad at the Black Panther Party when you do it is for the simple reason that we're political.
Some of the free lunch programs were still goin' on - based on the last leg of the Black Panther Party.
We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
I think most people, when they think about the Black Panther Party, they think in very abstract, caricatured terms. They think about black fists in the air, but they don't think about the actual people, and the families, and the relationships.
The Black Panther Party were not revenge nationalists.
Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.
I dont care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich or poor. If you respect me I'll respect you
The Black Panther party of Self-Defense is a revolutionary party.
Electoral politics was always an objective of the Black Panther party, so Barack Obama is a part of what we dreamed and struggled and died for.
I think because I came into journalism by way of the Black Panther Party - and not J-school or a corporate bourgeois institution - I tried to do news, writing and reporting that had social, political and racial content and context.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
We jumped into the protest of Vietnam before the Black Panther Party ever started, before the Black Panther Party was even thought of. In fact, it was late 1965 and 1966 that the anti-Vietnam War, anti-draft to the Vietnam War protest started at University of California, Berkeley.
Fox News never calls up Bobby Seale to articulate a stance in opposition to right-wing conservatives. To me, giving the New Black Panthers a platform on Fox is a subtle tactic to scare people.
It was darker than a pitch-black panther, covered in tar, eating black licorice at the very bottom of the deepest part of the Black Sea.
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Our leaders were assassinated, one of the things I was reading today was - 28 Panthers were killed by the police but 300 Black Panthers were killed by other Panthers just within - internecine warfare. It just began to seem like we were in an impossible task given what we were facing.
I am proud that my daughter believes, as I do, that hungry children should be fed whether they are Black Panthers or White Republicans.
Gene Roberts, one of Malcolm's X chiefs of security, was an NYPD undercover cop.
He later went on to bigger things by being a disruptive force inside of the Black Panther Party.
As far as I was concerned, the Panthers were 'baaaaaad.
' The Party was more than bad; it was bodacious. The sheer audacity of walking onto the California Senate floor with rifles, demanding that Black people have the right to bear arms and the right to self-defense, made me sit back and take a long look at them.
Tupac the son of the Black Panther, and Tupac the rider.
Those are the two people inside of me. I was raised off those ideals.
I always tried to raise money for the Black Panthers through business schemes.
My mother was a woman. A black woman. A single mother. Raising two kids on her own. So she was dark skinned. Had short hair. Got no love from nobody except for a group called the Black Panthers. So that's why she was a Black Panther.
But all was not sunshine and Marvin Gaye songs.
[UCLA] also recruited black students as part of a High Potential Program that was meant to bring diversity to the campus. Two of the students that were part of that program were Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter and John Huggins, Jr., both members of the Black Panther Party's Southern California Chapter.
You can't imagine hip-hop without the Black Panthers.
Today, hopefully, the movement can be an inspiration to people. These were people who made mistakes but they were trying to change things.
In its attempt to crush the Black Panthers, the FBI engineered frequent arrests on the flimsiest of pretexts.
There is a huge fan base for the Black Panther comic and for Marvel as a whole.
And I think there is great anticipation across the board for the movie. I think that's how Marvel is approaching it and I know that's how I'm approaching it.
Not since the Black Panthers sailed into their Upper East Side tea party has there been so daffy an exercise in radical chic.
If you look at the true essence of the Black Panthers, they were more of a community protection group.
In college I studied '60s and '70s radicalism, student activism, forms of political violence, groups like the Weathermen, the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the New Left.
Fang swerved closer to me, big and supremely graceful, like a black panther with wings. Oh, God. I'm so stupid. Forget I just said that. "He needs a Band-Aid," I said. A look passed between me and Fang, full of suppressed humor, relief, understanding,love — Forget I said that too. I don't know what's wrong with me.
I am a writer, a professional journalist with serious credentials in Crime, Craziness, and Politics. I have mingled with dangerous criminals and attended many trials . . . from Hell's Angels, Black Panthers and Chicano street fighters to Roxanne Pulitzer and even Richard Nixon, back in the good old days before he was run out of the White House for fraud, perjury, graft, and criminal negligence.
Malcolm X made it very clear that if somebody goes after you - whether it's cops or not - you have to defend yourself. But he was not an advocate for violence the way the Black Panthers were.
Where as you go into playing something like Ulysses [on Black Panther], you go - I'm going to have this haircut and this cloth, you draw from different stimulus.
My mom used to get involved with the Black Panther activities in Los Angeles.
For me it was more about how to view my consciousness on these issues with a biblical framework.
Black Panther is a historic opportunity to be a part of something important and special, particularly at a time when African Americans are affirming their identities while dealing with vilification and dehumanization. The image of a black hero on this scale is just really exciting.