Beyonce Knowles

There is a good bet that singer Beyonce Knowles will never be invited to perform at the Super Bowl again.

The 35-year-old singer angered sports fans and writers alike by using the influential sports platform to reveal her newfound activism.

"Beyoncé's Black Panthers show was ill-suited for Super Bowl," wrote NY Daily News writer Linda Stasi.

The Black Panthers were a disorganized, sometimes violent social justice group in the 1960s -- not unlike the disorganized Black Twitter online activists are today.

Stasi compared Beyonce's routine to the “Springtime for Hitler” spoof in “The Producers".

“The Producers” had dancing sexy Nazis, and we all laughed because it was supposed to be the dumbest, worst show in history. Beyoncé had dancing sexy Black Panthers and no one laughed because it was supposed to be the smartest, best show in history.

Stasi said Beyonce "distorted" history by paying tribute to a group that were "oppressors of women."

Beyonce and her all female dance crew -- who were mostly black and brown -- donned afro wigs and all black outfits similar to what the Black Panthers wore during their peak in the 1960s.

Beyonce and her dancers lined up in formation to pay homage to the Black Panthers, who promoted violence, socialism and welfare programs in the black community.

The mother-of-one announced her "Formation" Tour during halftime of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

  • LibraGirlonly

    The Black Panthers was not formed to be violent. They wanted to protect their community from the violent clear people. Sandra please research the Black a panther Party because they did a LOT of wonderful things for their people. They were just fed up with the violence against black people and were not gonna stand for it.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Who ever said they were Panthers though?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They sure weren't hanging people.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Whole Damn world Don went mad smfh ... Stay woke my people ! #Blacklivesmatter ##GoodPeopleMatter #RealVaginasMatter ??stay woke !

  • SummerBaby

    Panthers were a disorganized, sometimes violent social justice group in the 1960s — not unlike the disorganized Black Twitter online activists are today.
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    ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    You left out having a picnic lynching. It's never going to be a good time to talk about our struggles because they don't want to hear it. They want never to be a good time.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Much ado about NOTHING

  • Dale Smith

    But it's OK for Lady Gaga to throw up "Baphomet" sign after singing the national anthem and for Madonna to perform "satanic rituals" during halftime? FOH the only problem here is Black folk sticking up for Black folks.....

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Panthers started school lunch.

  • SummerBaby

    “The Producers” had dancing sexy Nazis, and we all laughed because it was supposed to be the dumbest, worst show in history
    -----------
    Who is we & why did they find that funny? ?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Real tears over real vaginas matter ???

  • Sucker Free

    I dont know all i know them bishes was getting it

    Pink toes dont know how to have fun. They are exhausting...

  • Buttercup

    Let me read Ms. Staci's article first.

  • Afiya

    Lawd, I pray for these folks. SHE DID IT, GET THE HELL OVER IT- geez!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Only if you want to be more uninformed than you were before you read it.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Bye white lady!

  • Noirluv45

    Why do some Black people make White opinions important in our lives? Who cares if they liked or didn't like it. Nine times out of 10, if a pro-Black message is exhibited, they are going to complain. They still believe we are slaves and that they have the right to control what we do, think, and say. THEY DON'T! That's a form of slavery.

  • Genia Gouch

    Do you research on who the Panthers were. And i don't mean the history that is spoon fed to you, They were far from disorganized, they were no more violent than your government is today (think on that) ...and they were about action...and way beyond words..unlike the black twitter online activist are today.

  • Yoni

    She came in and fuked shit up and left......just like the last time. #bowdown :nun:

  • SameoleJ

    And smiled while she did it!!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I agree I'm like white folks need to shove it.

  • Yoni

    And WIC.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    This is why black history matters. White people still think the black Panthers were violent anti government establishment yet their leaders were targeted by the government and executed. Their message of black gun ownership was fueled by the reality of corrupt government no different than 2nd amendment rights supporters of today. And this imagery scares them but we're suppose to just trust those costumed pigs with badges and guns. Real violent racists in uniform are a greater threat than uniformed dancers.

  • SoChlo

    I'm not a Beyonce fan but this is ridiculous. It seems there will never be a good time to discuss the issues in the black community because some people want to believe the problems aren't real. If you didn't like the performance there is always the mute button, or the power button.

  • SameoleJ

    And community health centers!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    A chore.

  • Just Keya

    Of course white people would talk that shit. They hated the Panthers then and hate them now. ??????????????????????

  • Buttercup

    They were so disorganized, the government "drew inspiration" from their breakfast program and implemented free lunch for some students.

  • SummerBaby

    I'm quite aware of the history of the Black Panthers.

  • Yoni

    #facts

  • Just Keya

    The damn KKK can be where ever they damn well please, but no one says shit about that. Go Beyoncé. And who ever did not like it can suck a black ?

  • God’s child to the end

    And they say we whine? Yeah, okay.....

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Before that kids was probably sitting up in class too hungry, to learn anything.

    Wasn't no pin number back then...

  • SameoleJ

    Because they were the exact opposite of what they wanted them to be and didn't accept the bullshiat that they were told they were supposed to accept. In short, They didn't step and fetch, so they were wrong!!

  • Genia Gouch

    no...you're obviously not quite aware....not making the above statement..

  • ShortyDuwop

    Stasi said Beyonce “distorted” history by paying tribute to a group that were “oppressors of women.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    So who should she have paid tribute to? To your ancestors who oppressed an entire race for over 400 years? ...Girl bye!

  • SameoleJ

    Ain't that their usual behavior.

  • SummerBaby

    Uumm the statement I posted was not mine. It was copied & pasted from the write up!

  • Eviania

    Sandra, you obviously have not done your research. The Black Panther Party was anything but disorganized. They instituted programs such as free lunch program that is still in use today. I grew up in Oakland and you are doing a great disservice to make such a disparaging comment about them. One more thing, I am by no means a Beyonce fan, but I applaud her newfound activism. In light of what has been happening in this country with the killing of so many people of color by those who are supposed to protect, we need more people of color who have a platform to use it. Police brutality has been ongoing in this country for generations. I know first hand as my father was a victim of it way back in the 60's. You never get over something like this. Beyonce used her platform and made a statement the white folks didn't like. Oh well, isn't activism on any level supposed to provoke conversation and hopefully make a difference?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Wow, so no one sees your actual comment, the side eye? Lawd...

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ok, this is getting beyond ridiculous now. The fawkin kkk (I refuse to capitalize those letters) can still recruit, march, and have fawkin protection while marching, but folks got the absolute nerve to compain about this shyt here????

    Please either go sit on or deep throat an STD infected 18 inch dack please.

  • Genia Gouch

    Missed the fact you were quoting. Oops

  • SummerBaby

    Chile

  • Buttercup

    Why is T.I.'s sister, Peaches, suing her daughter on Judge Mathis?

  • SameoleJ

    Can we give it full blown aids and the flu to make sure they suffer?

  • DJ

    I echo your sentiments; they don't want us to bring up how blacks have been and continue to be treated.

  • LibraGirlonly

    PREACH SISTUH !!!!!!!!!!

  • Finding Forever…

    WE CAN'T HAVE ISH...FIRST STACY DUMBDASSH WANTS TO TAKE BLACK HISTORY & BET...NOW SHE WANTS MRS. CARTER TO STOP IN ALL HER FABULOUSNESS & ENTERTAINMENT @ THE SUPERBOWL---GET OVER IT OR SIMPLY CLOSE YOUR EYES...ACCORDING TO JIGGA "AIN'T FOR EVERYBODY"...SHE SEES YOUR JEALOUSLY AS YOU(RE)WATCHING, LOL! WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD :)

  • SummerBaby

    I was wondering that too! Anything to be on tv. Fame is helluva drug.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It's obvious someone didn't read the story ??

  • Empress

    I like the way the critics are ignoring the violence of Football and the historically outrageous Halftimes shows which have featured all kinds of questionable imagery through the years to come for beyonce for expressing Black identity. I think it's funny how pissed they are. Trying to scold her like she's a child. BTW No American should ever compare The Black Panthers to Nazis. Nazi White Supremacist organizations have been allowed to exist unquestioned by the Government since the Abolition of Slavery while the Black Panthers and every other organization for the self determination of people of color are infiltrated, monitored, corrupted, and violently disbanded or rendered completely useless/powerless by the same Government that has allowed the Klan to flourish.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    right..its always that's what happen back then...."we blacks need to get over it" ...but let a Mutha talk ill about the holocaust...or Jews period...

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Lol

  • SameoleJ

    Dragging them behind cars, beating preteens to death, beyond recognition........oh the list can go on for days.

  • Genia Gouch

    my bad,,,i have a habit of scanning through Sandra's ish to when it comes to American History, in particularly american history as it relates to blacks. Forgive me. My passion got ahead of me.

  • Just Keya

    I wish to God someone would bring the Black Panther Party back. If the KKK is allowed to still be active why can't the Black Panthers? We need to untie as a people.

  • Empress

    They are desensitized to the value of Black lives. Our pain is not supposed to be of any significance. We are supposed to simply "move on".

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Nah, let it have HIV and let it lead to full blown AIDS in stages. I want em to suffer

  • LibraGirlonly

    They would still be doing it today if it wasn't for video cameras.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Linda Stasi sounds like a typical clueless privileged sprite female.

  • Milani

    Bey is damned if she do, damned if she don't...if she keeps her mouth shut and doesn't say anything, folks drag her...but if she steps up and sends out a message that she's proud to be black (in whatever way she sees fit), mofos still find a way to drag her. I'm not part of the Beyhive, so I don't usually follow what this chick does. I'm not a huge fan, and I don't really listen to her music..but goddamn, this woman can't win for losing...

  • SummerBaby

    It's cool! I've scanned some of the write ups too!

  • SameoleJ

    And she did in on the 50th year of the inception. Bey said I will not wait for October to so this, when I can do it on TUH-DAY, during y'all favorite moment, while the WORLD is watching. Watch me!!

  • Yoni

    Beyonce Knowles will never be invited to perform at the Super Bowl again.
    __________________
    She doesn't need to come back. She said what she said. She snatched the lights the first time. This time she came in put on, announced her tour, dropped the mic and left. And folks STILL talking about her. I can say one thing, she won't be missed, but she will be remembered. :nun:

    But NOBODY has said anything about all the colorful rainbows that Coldplay promoted during their segment.

  • Just Keya

    I guess she should of had the girls dressed like cops beating up black people. They don't see nothing wrong with that.

  • Yoni

    The Family Hustle show is filming a lil slower than expected this season, huh?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Lol!

  • SameoleJ

    "You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation."

  • SameoleJ

    IHATECHU!!! CTHU

  • Yoni

    With extra AIDS on the tip?

  • SummerBaby

    I haven't heard hardly anyone talk about that except some pro black pages on social media.

  • Just Keya

    Lmao. Yes Bey will. The NFL is about money band Beyoncé will bring the coins Tuh.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Save the ovaries ?

  • Buttercup

    LOL. I think so.

  • Yoni

    Ouch! That was mean. But I did ask before I saw this. LOL

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They would've turned out the lights again.

  • LibraGirlonly

    If black people stop spending our money buying their products they will listen then. We spend more money than any other race.

  • askquestions

    So all those times rockers wore the Confederate flag????? Sandra Rose, if it weren't for blacks your site wouldn't be poppin'.

    So stop with the marginalization, please.

  • Buttercup

    LOL +1,000

  • SummerBaby

    They waiting until Tiny gets closer to delivery so they can film it.

  • SameoleJ

    They may not listen.....they may resort to old tactics and burn down neighborhoods to get us to have to come back. It is their way, destroy what you cannot control.

  • Yoni

    "Stay gracious. The best revenge is you papah." REAL SHIT!

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    right...they never ever whant US to "stick up for US" they know that means we can CHANGE some ish....like in the 50's and 60's when WE...changed ish. They want US to stay divided... which means they can CONTROL us..

  • askquestions

    Miley Cyrus, as a teenager, danced
    On a pole on the teen choice awards in daisy duke short and a confederate flag shirt....

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm just going to sit this right here ...see gif

  • SameoleJ

    "I might just be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay."

  • Milani

    they woulda cut to commercial the same way they did when Janet had that nipple slip. LOL

  • shell

    The Black Panther Party created and gave American Society a major contributions that millions of people still reap today including white people. THE FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM!!! WIC, Afterschool centers and tutoring, free medical check ups, neighborhood watch program etc... they also influenced a generation to have knowledge of self. Stop already and read a book.

  • Yoni

    Did Linda Stasi hear what Big Freedia said in the song......"I did not come to play with you hoes!"

  • SameoleJ

    No, they would have played that and told us that the dancers were armed and dangerous.

  • stanley

    At this point Nobody can Touch Beyonce...... Not still she falls like other celebrities with drugs, etc.. They just wasting Hot air... It won't change beyonce's corporate power. And she will be invited to the Superbowl again lol.

  • SameoleJ

    Did she think that was put in the song by accident?!

  • askquestions

    Racism works because it goes unanswered. They never booked Stacy Dash with another black to check her points on- air.

    Newspaper Writers, like bloggers, can write anything and fool us into believing that successful people don't have common sense.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    With extra AIDS and a side of Zika

  • SameoleJ

    and again and again and again and again

  • tfflove

    I usually don't post but this write up looks like it was copy and pasted from a Fox website. The Black Panthers were disorganized? How dare you compare their movement and what they've done (or attempted to do before the FBI shut them down) to black twitter. Disgraceful

  • LibraGirlonly

    Right. Very true I guess we are supposed to just take the B S and be quiet about it. Wow what nerve.

  • soflystann

    At the end of the day she brought awareness to Black Live Matters...and they HATE IT!

  • Finding Forever…

    Heard on the radio on Monday that some "white officer" wife was offended & feels Beyonce should not have been allowed to perform...Well if your HUSBAND is an UPSTANDING cop, it should just be WATER OFF YOUR BACK; A HIT DOG HOLLERS...Said WHOLE lot with just A FEW words, lady.

  • SameoleJ

    Yes, to make sure they don't procreate!!

  • LeBrick James

    Linda Stasi is just a professional troll who poses as a journalist.

    #byefelicia

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Or shooting them while they had their hands up

  • askquestions

    But we blacks don't care. We won't boycott a blog like this because of all the other juicy post we get here.

    We settle.

  • Just Keya

    Stacy Dash probably would not even want to interview with an educated black person who could check her ass.

  • Too Many Colors

    Ohhh JESUS I hate Linda Stasi. She ever find her engagement ring? Somebody stole it from the NY Daily News offices back in the summer, and I smiled a little bit.

  • askquestions

    As well as "journalist" and bloggers. I wonder how it must feel being paid to be divisive.

  • SameoleJ

    They took that it just to get her riled up! Kudos to the culprit.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Snap you beat me to it. Sandra you sounded like Stacy Dash in your write up.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    The Black Panthers were a disorganized, sometimes violent social justice group in the 1960s — not unlike the disorganized Black Twitter online activists are today

    who promoted violence, socialism and welfare programs in the black community

    _______________

    WTH?!!! See this is where the bs starts. Sandra did you really write this shyt :facepalm:

  • Just Keya

    Offended by what? The outfits? Song lyrics? The dancing? The symbolism? The wealthy ass black woman expressing her feelings on white oppression? Exactly WHAT was she so offended by?

  • Yoni

    And when she declines, they are going to make a spectacle about THAT!

  • hotntot95

    Ion know about these things I just read in this write up but the Black panther party was sick of being pushed around and decided to push back..I say Beyonce has done something right because the hate is real..

  • Too Many Colors

    She also victim blamed one of the folks who were killed in San Bernadino killings right before Christmas. Said he had it coming.

  • Too Many Colors

    Im glad Bey did it. HA.

  • SameoleJ

    Double kudos to the culprit then!!

  • SameoleJ

    And most of them are BITCHES!!

  • SameoleJ

    The PRIDE!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Not a damn thing Keya :coffee:

  • Yoni

    *sniggles in hand*

  • SameoleJ

    +that 1.5Million her hubby donated!!

  • Yoni

    Genia, hi. Prynn here. She copied and pasted that from the write-up.

  • puppylove

    This statement gave me goosebumps.

  • Just Keya

    Bottom line is Beyoncé is Beyoncé and you are Linda Stasi. She is everything and you are no one. When you have the type of power Beyoncé has, and can bring money in like her, and have the coin she does, then your opinion about her Super Bowl show will matter to her. Until then, have several seats in the STFU section and be the bitter white woman you are. Good day.

  • Yoni

    You were ready to go IN! LOL

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Look... Linda Stasi DID have a couple of cogent points. Were the Black Panthers at the time unnecessarily violent? Well, not in their opinions based on the real environments they dealt with but ok, fine, you can have that. Were they misogynistic at times? Absolutely. That does not take away from the fact that they were about empowering our people. Educating our people. Feeding our people. Keeping our people safe and healthy in a country that STILL rarely gives a fawk about us unless they need to use us. You don't have to close your eyes to flaws in order to acknowledge what they did right, and they did a lot right. That is why they were destroyed, they wanted to see black people achieve greatness, they were determined to rise above oppression. Those are amazing things our community still needs, and had the government not seen the Panthers obvious power and decimated it we would as a people be better off. Period.

  • Finding Forever…

    The hands up don't shoot (with the little boy & wall saying stop killing us the video)...The "message" during the performance that cops are bad & the raised fist...WHAT IN THE VIDEO OR PERFORMANCE WAS INACCURATE, BEATS ME?

  • Jackie Byrd

    I agree with the fact that no white people want to hear about the black struggle so going against Beyonce using this wide audience to spread her support of what she wants to will be dragged through forever. And even if she won't be invited to the Super Bowl ever again, she has been there before and it won't stop nothing. She has been to places and done things some people can only dream about, so they can have several seats at the next super bowl push their agenda. She is greater than them in her career than they will be in their life time. She can't win for losing with some people.

  • MissHarlem

    I never brought a Beyonce album but the hate from thinly veiled racist will make me support. FOH with your offense and how offended you were to see pro black during super bowl. We only good enough to be yes men and modern day slaves ie athletes but nothing else ? sick of the chit ?????????????

  • SameoleJ

    Can we just get a STFU Stadium? I have a feeling we are going to have a lot of people joining her.

  • Sircaput

    Why is everything that is being said about Beyoncé is coming from Sandrarose.com, it seems that this site is promoting more hate than any news outlet, Great job Sandra..Still showing that sensitive side!

  • Hmmm~?

    Both the Panthers and the Klan are allowed under the First Amendment. If you're going to say that the government is responsible for the Panthers disbandment, you're going to need to provide some evidence that isn't just propaganda. The Klan hasn't "flourished" either. Both of these groups have died down considerably due to the progressive attitude America has shifted to. Also, the government monitors any sort of extremist movement regardless of its purpose, whether it be the Panthers, Klan, ISIS, whatever. They all have the potential to become a national security threat.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I'm glad and mad she did it.

    I'm glad cuz she paid homage, and mad cuz her stank ass made me like her a lil for doing it, even though she sexualized it a bit with the outfits. Too bad she didn't go full on Black Panther Party with the black pants. Them YTs would've surely shyt some bricks. LMAO

  • puppylove

    You better say that. There was plenty of organization, there were also planty of informants reporting back to the feds. ? ( al sharpton)

  • puppylove

    That was their point, that a child cannot learn when they are hungry.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Well, it's Beyonce. She had to sexualize it. It's what she does. She probably doesn't know how to do things any other way honestly ??

  • SameoleJ

    Yeah, she got me arguing in her favor too!! Beee-Yotch!! Damn you!! CTHU

  • Just Keya

    If you're going to say that the government is responsible for the Panthers disbandment, you're going to need to provide some evidence that isn't just propaganda.
    ---------
    ?? It has been proven that the FBI under J Egar Hoover purposely went out to infiltrate and destroy the Black Panthers. Facts!

  • Yoni

    I don't. I sit my financially challenged ass at home. *payingbillsNOW*

  • Too Many Colors

    ALL OF THIS.

  • JuanitaC

    I m thankful that Beyonce had the courage to do that show. And not give a DAMN what they think.

  • Finding Forever…

    Just yesterday rode through my old neighbor & when I say about 7 cop cars blocked off an area...Guns drawn, marked & unmarked cars, a dude on the ground; get to asking what HAPPENED...ALL THIS FOR A FIGHT...THEY ARE JUST WAITING TO KILL (US) FOR ANYTHING!

  • LeBrick James

    Feel free to boycott if you'd like.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Somebody took some dumb pills before writing this hogwash :tea:

  • Miany

    FU*K all them craKKKas who have a problem with the fist but don't think twice about the confederate flag...If my pretty Southern azz has to learn how to live with the confederate fucKKKing flag on the back of folk pick up trucks, hanging on the walls of local bars, etc.... YOU will live with black folk waking up, black folk uniting, black folk revering the message of the black panthers and black folk extending their black fists... YOU my crakkka, WILL DEAL and I wish I wish I wish a crakkka (or a dumb nignog) would open their mouth in REAL LIFE to complain to me bout the panthers, we will go to history class right then and there.

  • Noirluv45

    Gurllll! I'm sick of their nonsense!!!!!

  • JuanitaC

    AMEN!!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm not going to try to give folks the education when they REFUSE to be informed. Some sprites don't want to come off their privileged throne to see the TRUTH. It's easier for them to believe that black folks are lazy, inhumane, and violent. They will continue to spew that rhetoric for generations to come. Let's keep that in mind.

  • askquestions

    Must be lovely making a living off the backs of people that allowed this blogger the freedom to write such drivel.

    I wonder if the work of the Black Panthers helped the race issues in London? Did London have Freedom Fighters?

  • Di Ana

    What the white audience is hoping and wishing for is that she is never invited back to perform at the super bowl, however, MONEY speaks louder than any "hoping and wishing" so that won't happen because it will hurt a lot of companies payroll system... so the joke is on them.

  • Nanny

    In other news Beyonce donated 7 million dollars to build housing for the homeless.

  • askquestions

    Must be lovely making a living off the backs of people that allowed this blogger the freedom to write such drivel.

    I wonder if the work of the Black Panthers helped the race issues in London? Did London have Freedom Fighters?

    ?

  • askquestions

    Altruism and charity is the last thing homeless people need.

  • Miany

    I am with you, I didnt see the performance but, i caught pictures... chile if she came out fully clothed looking like a revolutionist????...I woulda loved to see the camera pan the audience to see some spooked lookin old yt team owners...

  • Too Many Colors

    it seems that this site is promoting more hate than any news outlet
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    This is not true.

    Now Sandra done ticked me off with this mess. No doubt about it. But naw. Google the words: Beyonce super bowl hate. Its a real thing.

  • JuanitaC

    I LOVE THAT LINE,, I LOVE THAT SONG. GO BEYONCE!!!!

  • askquestions

    It's real. But you missed the point. "Promoting the hate"

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This spinach wrap is everythang yassssssss

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    I feel a History Lesson coming on here... :thinking:

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    The Dragons are going to be Black Panthers for Halloween...or maybe life. Is big brother watching? ???

  • Yoni

    But I bet they sure did love going to sleep in their own beds at night.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    The BLACK PANTHERS were organized to PROTECT Blacks from the KKK and to uplift Black lives in poor neighborhoods.
    The USA government infiltrated and disbanded the organization BUT the KKK is still alive and kicking and NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THAT.

  • askquestions

    You're missing the point. My boycotting will do nothing. That's why we're so behind.

    We don't have the SYSTEMS other races have.

  • nucynu25

    Am so glad, she came through how she did . This was huge . idgaf how a sprite feel abt. I saw a girl post on fb how she wished ppl would stop praising B & acting like she psy they bills . I hate ppl like that . crabs in a bucket . why can't we support each other or love each other?

  • Too Many Colors

    She is indeed promoting. You missed MY point. She is not the only one. And yall must not know the history of this site. Sandra promotes hate of quite a few causes and folks. Notably President Obama and number TWO...Beyonce. All the time. Every chance she gets. For years. She dont get tired. Doesnt make it okay, but hell WE are all here commenting no?

  • MissHarlem

    And one last thing to be black and allow negativity about the black panthers directly or indirectly is disrespectful and says everything about you. ?? I'm sleep though

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Even the baby? :crying1:
    :heart:

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I love it?? White tears, sooooo bland,,,but oh so quenching??? Never been much of a Beyonce fan @Sandra? But you've swayed me?????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Mmmmm, that sounds good! :utensils:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hungry gal <3 It is ..... yassssss

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Speak bish, SPEAK!??????
    #StayWoke??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Ashy !!!!

  • DJ

    Exactly; this journalist can kiss all parts of my black a$$.

  • ShelleDC

    And that is why I believe she is taking the stand that she is now. I am sure she may have felt this way for a while. Shoot, she has donated in silence to many causes for our community. But Now that she has done everything that they would have tried to suppress had she done this earlier, she can take a stand publicly. Now her voice can be heard World Wide, and people will listen. They might not like what she is saying but they are listening. This shows how smart she is. I LOVE IT!!!

  • JerseyMom

    So CouldPlay can promote homosexuality, but Beyonce can't take a stand against racism?

    Blank stare.

    Stay woke.

  • MissHarlem

    DO IT. CLEARLY MOTHERFCKRS FORGOT WHERE THEY CAME FROM. *turns off intense cap*

  • ShelleDC

    I am here for it!!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I think it would be cute. Little baby black power fists. Put GrannyDragon in a beret, swag out her wheelchair. All black errythang. We slay, ok? ???

  • Nothing but truth

    Sandra knows this about the Black Panthers, she's an intelligent woman. Her disdain for Beyonce will make her say things to misinform her readers. Sandra, with all do respect, with your platform, you should start promoting more positivity towards our people.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yes! :yes:

  • Yoni

    Did you say swag out her wheelchair tho'? :laysflatonaramp:

  • JerseyMom

    Where is the behive when you need them?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I hate those types? Blocking they own blessings and don't eeeem know it ??

  • MissHarlem

    I now know slaves picked her ass up which is why she ain't fall ??

  • Finding Forever…

    IGNORANCE IS BLISS, IS WHAT I'LL GIVE HER...JUST HEARD THIS MORNING (HERE IN MARYLAND) ON THE NEWS THAT RELEASED PRISONERS WILL NOW HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE COMING IN MARCH & NOT HAVE TO WAIT TO BE OFF OF PROBABTION & PAYING RESTITUTION (WHICH MR. HOGGIE HOGAN WANTED)--WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE RACE IN THE SYSTEM BOTH BEHIND & OUT THE BARS, HERE IN BALTIMORE...HIS FAT ASS DOESN'T WANT "VOTING RIGHTS", BUT GLADLY WANTS TO BUILD A NEW CITY JAIL & BUILD A FASTER TRAIN TO DC, FROM BALTIMORE...BUT WILL ALLOW THE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO CONTINUE TO FAIL & FALL A PART! JUST TO THINK IF THESE SAME PEOPLE COULF VOTE, THEY MIGHT HAVE VOTED TO KEEP YOU FROM OFFICE, FOOL!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I love it ?

  • Milani

    I almost got a wrap today but settled for popcorn cuz the line was too long and I didn't feel like waiting.

    I'm sitting here eating this popcorn though like it's a wrap and reading these comments like (gif)

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Yaaaaaaaaaas

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    It's already black, we might put some jazzy wheels on it. Or get her a dope azz all black walker instead of her regular one. She's 90, we have to work with her old lady accessories.

  • Fancy

    Keep doing it big Beyonce!! listen to Formation she give 0 f$cks what y'all think about her..?

  • Candance

    But there is a place for racist commercials during the super bowl? We tell Stacey you need to embrace your blackness and we tell Beyoncé she needs to hide her blackness. We are damned if we do and damned if we don't!!!!! We celebrate men as women and degrade women who just love being black... I am really getting confused. Social media gives too much space for people to be mad and form knuckle head opinions. #keepittoyourself

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girl our line was long as hell too ... guess folks say it's too cold to go outside and walk and get something to eat lawd

  • iWasteTime

    I didn't think the Confederate Flag had a place at the super bowl either but it happened, 4 times and no one batted a eye . .
    These YT folks are mad, salty, bitter and full of chit

  • Candance

    They weren't burning crosses in yards either were they??? When Black is strong people get scared!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I was so disappointed when Hogan won. I'm worried about what will happen to MD in his hands, smh...

  • MissHarlem

    Stealing this idea. I will be a black panther for Halloween. If I didn't think cops would kill me onsite I would've had the fake rifle to match.

  • Candance

    Stasi needs to watch the producers again... this is in no way comparable!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Dambed if you do dambed if you don't. People will say something anyway so live on your terms and that chile don't emm know what she talking about..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My longtime readers know I have a record of upholding intelligent black women (Oprah, Tamron Hall, Kelly Rowland, Monica, just to name a few).

  • Too Many Colors

    Sandra. Sandra. This has pissed folks off kinda like that time you pissed us off with that whole Lena Horne was trying to pass bullchit. Imma give you a small window of benefit of the doubt here. I know you are not from here. And might not "get" the whole Black Panther Party movement. I know England doesnt have race problems like we do here in the States. Even if you have been here since you were young, you were still raised by folks who may not have been impacted by race issues here on US soil. But...do some homework Sway. PLEASE. Jesus.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    And my Black ass is over here smiling from ear to ear!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Come through with the knowledge?? Between me and you, I don't even think these YT folks really believe that about the Panthers, they're just using that to mask and justify their hatred of the Panthers...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Man, I am so sick of hearing about this horrible arse song, those weak lyrics, and that pathetic video. Like for real.

    Dear Stasi,

    Shut the hayle up. You do not care anymore about black oppressed women than you care about pebbles on the highway.

    P.S. Your face is ill suited for my computer screen.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hey bews

  • iWasteTime

    Girl Bring it!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She's taking a stand because it's politically correct (with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy still making headlines) and because it's Black History Month. She's not fooling anyone.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    All of this ..... (bites sandwich)

  • Miany

    I LOVE this....we will be doing the same. lol @ for life..
    for the record big brother...she was joking...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *jacked

    In the fall of 1966, the Black Panther Party was founded by left-wing
    militants Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Newton, like Seale, had
    several run-ins with police. He was convicted and sentenced to 30 years
    in prison for the shooting death of an Oakland police officer. Publicity
    around his arrest and the popularity of “Free Newton” propaganda
    provided the public pressure that led to his release.

    Seale and seven others (now known as the Chicago Seven) were arrested at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Seale was sentenced to four years in prison for contempt of court. He now lives and works with young political activists in Oakland, California.

    Below are seven facts about the Black Panther Party:

    1. The Black Panther Party’s “Platform and Program” called for guaranteed housing, income, and jobs for black people:

    We want full employment for our people.

    We believe that the federal government is responsible and
    obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We
    believe that if the white American businessmen will not give full
    employment, then the means of production should be taken from the
    businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the
    community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high
    standard of living.

    We want an end to the robbery by the white man of our Black Community.

    We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we
    are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules was promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of black people. We will accept the payment as currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The Germans are now aiding the Jews in Israel for the genocide of the Jewish people. The Germans murdered six million Jews. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over twenty million black people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.

    We want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings.
    We believe that if the white landlords will not give decent housing to our black community, then the housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that our community, with government aid, can
    build and make decent housing for its people.

    2. The Black Panther Party was against capitalism and supported socialism:

    “We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism,” said Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton.

    “We do not fight racism with racism. We fight racism with solidarity.
    We do not fight exploitative capitalism with Black capitalism. We fight
    capitalism with basic socialism. And we do not fight imperialism with
    more imperialism. We fight imperialism with proletarian internationalism,” wrote Black Panther Party founder Bobby Seale in his biography Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton.

    3. The Black Panther Party wanted “all black men to be exempt from military service”:

    We believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in
    the military service to defend a racist government that does not protect
    us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who,
    like black people, are being victimized by the white racist government
    of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and violence of the
    racist police and the racist military, by whatever means necessary.

    Rule number six of the “Rules of the Black Panther Party” states, “No party member can join any other army force, other than the Black Liberation Army.”

    4. The Black Panther Party supported the Second Amendment as a means to “end police brutality in our black community”:

    We believe we can end police brutality in our black community by
    organizing black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending
    our black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The
    Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all black people should arm
    themselves for self defense.

    5. The Black Panther Party called for “freedom for all black men held in federal, state, county and city prisons and jails.”

    6. In its “Ten-Point Program,” The Black Panther Party sought to overthrow the U.S. government.

    7. The Black Panther Party implored its members not to “ill-treat” those whom they “take captive.”

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Linda Stasi and her red sonya faced ass

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    We are going to have to come back here to what will be our old neighborhood by then to trick or treat. We are going to freak the sprites and Asians out when they see us roll up at the door ????

  • Hmmm~?

    Back in the 60s-70s? Obviously. That sort of thing wouldn't happen today, though. Priorities have shifted.

  • Miany

    im done with you MOD... lol.. why you gotta say old lady accessories

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Girlllllllll Chile !!!!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    School em

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    God Bless you Sandra!!!! You got everyone up in here agreeing AND dropping knowledge at the same damn time?? This is beautiful?? You keep this up and you sir are back on my prayer list??

  • Willetta

    @ Empress ... I'm in my office doing a HOLY GHOST dance!!! PREACH!!!!

  • Phillybruh

    I hope Black Folks do a better job at supporting her than they did Janet when the white folks came for her after the superbowl.

  • nucynu25

    Ugh , it irks me . like why are you complaining abt somebody else getting luv , complaining ain't paying bills either. I don't even think ppl realize how huge this was...

  • Genia Gouch

    I was. my apologies...reading is fundamental.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Gal ..... kiss kiss <3

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Good morning?? Taint never seen a day like this on SR. Folks ain't playing today?? I love it??

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead* Hey Bren

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Yes the hell England does have race problems! We just don't hear about them as much. They ABSOLUTELY do.

  • LeBrick James

    The song is kinda lame, IMO.

    To me, it's getting more attention because of the controversy, than because of the actual quality of the song.

  • Finding Forever…

    I THOUGHT I was going to the concert, NOW I'M REALLY GOING...FRO & ALL WHEN SHE MAKE THAT STOP @ M & T...THESE BUSINESSES THAT CLOSED WITH FREDDIE GRAY & SOOO WORRIED FOR SAFETY, WILL GLADY TAKE THAT COIN SHE WILL BE ROLLING IN--AND I AIN'T EATING DOWN THERE EITHET; PACK ME A BROWN BAG LUNCH OR LET MY DAMN STOMACH GROWL (COULDN'T HEAR IT ANYWAY, WITH THAT FABULOUS BEAT COMING THROUGH, LOL)!

  • Miany

    It is our responsibility to ALWAYS check em...absolute power unchecked does not corrupt absolutely...racist white folk in this country??? A LOT of them are entitled devils..gotta check em with facts...a fool can only dispute facts for so long. When you continue to refute their foolery with hard facts..soon enough they just get that dumb look on their face and shut THEE ENTIRE fugg up.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Hey shuga?? Such a beautiful day in the neighborhood today. I'm getting schooled today. Love it??????

  • 1/8

    Yes! Beyonce is just like you, except she's charging people $1,800.00 to see her show.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I was raised in the 1970s in neighborhoods where blacks and whites loved each other and uplifted each other. I encountered some racism when I moved to Miami, but not much. The most racist people I knew were the same color as me. I'm just being real, sis.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    The 35-year-old singer angered sports fans and writers alike by using the influential sports platform to reveal her newfound activism.
    -
    NEWFOUND INDEED...I'M FINNA GO TO POPEYES. ALL THIS TIME AND STILL AIN'T ATE!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I agree about the song. It's the performance that's got them YTs up in arms.

  • iWasteTime

    Ummmmm.
    What Black Panther Party is this?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Be careful out there hun.

  • Miany

    I dont care her reason for the stance she is now taking. The fact that she shined the lights on the panthers in a time where we have a generation of LOST BLACK KIDS...kids who have no idea what the panthers stood for... it allows millions the chance to google the term 'black panthers' it is remarkable.... me and Huey P. Newton smiled

  • LeBrick James

    So... you had taken her off your prayer list?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You ain't know!!... these are the lyrics

    Y'all haters corny with that illuminati mess

    Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh

    I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')

    I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces

    My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana

    You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bama

    I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros

    I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils

    Earned all this money but they never take the country out me

    I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag

    I feel so inspired... *sarcasm*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ima sit over here and it this sandwich ..... may get ugly in here chile

  • SummerBaby

    I think the lyrics are all over the place. I like the video tho!

  • Nothing but truth

    I know you do Sandra. Yet a woman of your intelligence, you can't tell me you believe what you wrote up top.

  • Finding Forever…

    AND EDUCATED, TOO...THAT'S DOUBLE DISASTER!

  • askquestions

    You're right.

  • LeBrick James

    Well homosexuality is in now, apparently. Homosexuality is the new black.

    That, and transgenderism.

  • MissHarlem

    I will. No guns fake or real. My weapon of choice is knowledge ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It may get ugly in here chile ....

  • nucynu25

    Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *jacked This one is more detailed.

    October 1966
    Black Panther Party
    Platform and Program
    What We Want
    What We Believe

    1.
    We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black
    community. We believe that Black people will not be free until we are
    able to determine our destiny.

    2. We want full employment for our people.

    We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the white American businessmen will not give full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living.

    3. We want an end to the robbery by the white man of our Black community.We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are demanding the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two mules was promised 100 years ago as restitution for slave labor and mass murder of Black people. We will accept the payment in currency which will be distributed to our many communities. The Germans murdered
    six million Jews. The American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over fifty million Black people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.

    4. We want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings.

    We believe that if the white landlords will not give decent housing to our Black community, then the housing and the land should be made into cooperatives so that our community, with government aid, can build and make decent housing for its people.

    5. We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in present-day society.

    We believe in an educational system that will give to our people a knowledge of self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and his position in society and the world, then he
    has little chance to relate to anything else.

    6. We want all Black men to be exempt from military service.

    We believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like Black people, are being victimized by the white racist government of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and violence of the racist police and the racist military, by whatever means necessary.

    7. We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of Black people.

    We believe we can end police brutality in our Black community by organizing Black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our Black community from racist police oppression and brutality. The second amendment to the constitution of the United States gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black people should arm themselves for self-defense.

    8. We want freedom for all Black men held in federal state, county and city prisons and jails.

    We believe that all Black people should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial.

    9. We want all Black people when brought to trial to be tried in court by a jury of their peer group or people from their Black communities, as defined by the constitution of the United States.

    We believe that the courts should follow the United States constitution so that black people will receive fair trials. The Fourteenth Amendment of the US constitution gives a man a right to be tried by his peer group. A peer is a person from a similar economic, social, religious, geographical,
    environmental, historical and racial background. To do this the court will be forced to select a jury from the Black community from which the Black defendant came. We have been and are being tried by all-white juries that have no understanding of the “average reasoning man” of the Black community.

    10. We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace. And as our major political objective, a United Nations-supervised plebiscite to be held throughout the Black
    colony in which only Black colonial subjects will be allowed to
    participate, for the purpose of determining the will of Black people as to their national destiny.

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the
    earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature’s God entitle, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
    unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter such principles, and organizing its powers in such a form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown, that
    mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

    As soon as the program was written, they printed 1,000 copies and went out onto the streets to distribute them. Seale, Newton and their first member, Bobby Hutton put their months paychecks together to rent an old shop front as a base for operations. They painted up a sign saying Black Panther Party for Self Defense and on January 1, 1967 the office was
    opened. Weekly meetings and political education classes were held to spread the word, and so the first chapter of the Panthers was formed.

    The party began to grow not only because an organization of that character with a clearly worked out program was needed at that time but because they based themselves in the community, working with the people, for the people. They had an office, they had the ten point platform and program– now was time to put that program into action.

    Self Defense

    The Panthers decided to take up their constitutional right to carry arms and to implement Malcolm X’s philosophy of self-defense, by patrolling the police. They did this at a time when severe police brutality was common – the police would beat down and kill Blacks at random. They would even recruit police from the racist south to come and work in the northern ghettos.

    On one occasion, whilst on patrol, they witnessed an officer stop and search a young guy. The Panthers got out of their car and went over to the scene and stood watching their guns on full display. Angrily, the policeman began to question them and tried
    to intimidate them with threats of arrest. But Huey P. Newton had
    studied the law intimately and could quote every law and court ruling relevant to their situation.

    Huey stood there with a law book in one hand and a gun in the other and told the “pigs” about his constitutional right to carry a weapon as long as it was not concealed. He told them about the law and said that every citizen had the right to observe a police officer carry out his duty as long as they stood a reasonable distance away. And he told them about the Supreme Court
    ruling which defined that distance.

    A crowd gathered and watched this whole scene in amazement. The Panthers made it clear that they were not looking for a shoot-out and that they would only use their guns in self-defense. They took the opportunity to distribute copies of their ten point program, inform people of the Panthers ideology and invite them to their political meetings. Meanwhile, the flustered and nervous cop took the opportunity to get the hell out of there.

    The gun had a huge psychological effect, both on the Black community and the police. For the police, it reversed the fear that they so enjoyed creating in others. But for the Black community, it fired their imagination, people felt empowered by seeing Black brothers and sisters protecting their interests.

    There were two sides to the carrying of guns though, most people saw it as a positive move but others were put off by the militaristic image. On the other side, many brothers in
    particular, came to the Panther office purely for the gun, the Black uniform – the whole image. When this happened, the Panthers would simply explain that the Black struggle was about a whole lot more than just picking up the gun: it was about educating yourself and then others, about organizing the community programs, selling the newspaper and serving the people. At the same time, they would get the brother to work
    in the nursery for a while, looking after the children while other
    members went out on party business. In this way, they tried to make sure that people understood the Panther ideology and that they got a balanced view of what it was all about.

    Community Programs

    The programs were of key importance in the Panthers strategy. Firstly, they demonstrated that politics was relevant to peoples lives – to feed a hungry child, give out food, clothing and medical care showed that the Panthers related to people’s needs. Secondly, it showed what could be achieved if you were organized. The programs achieved a great deal with very limited resources but it also raised in peoples minds how much more
    could be achieved if they had the resources available to the government and the business corporations. Some people have criticized the community programs saying it was not a revolutionary thing to do but Bobby Seale answers this clearly.

    “A lot of people misunderstand the politics of these programs; some people have a tendency to call them reform programs. They’re not reform programs; they’re actually revolutionary community programs. A revolutionary program is onset forth by revolutionaries, by those who want to change the existing system for a better system. A reform program is set up by
    the existing exploitative system as an appeasing handout, to fool the people and to keep them quiet. Examples of these programs are poverty programs, youth work programs and things like that.”

    The first program the Panthers organized was the Free Breakfast for Children Program. Lesley Johnson explains how this led her to get involved in the Panthers.

    “Well, one of the things that I could immediately respect and admire the party for, was its Breakfast for School Children Program. You know my parents were both workers, my father was a shipper and my mother, she worked cleaning clothes, rubbing the spots out, what was known as a spotter. And there
    were times when I was growing up, the week’s oatmeal or whatever would run out and I went to school hungry. So that I could really appreciate what the party was doing.”

    The Panthers would go out and get donations of food from businessmen. Any chain of stores that refused even a small donation would be boycotted. Leaflets would be produced and distributed in the community exposing that business.

    The programs usually took place in a church hall. Party members would have to work very hard, starting work at 6am every day. They would prepare breakfast, serve children, they would usually sing some songs with them and then, when the children left, they would have to clear the place up and go out to collect provisions for the next day.

    The FBI

    The success of the Panther’s political activities and community programs and their huge growth and influence and membership soon brought them under fire from the American state. The FBI intensified the COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) against them. Nearly every office in the country was raided at some point. In Chicago, all the food provisions for the breakfast program were burnt out. During one raid in the spring of 1968, Bobby Hutton, the party’s first member, came out with his hands
    up. The police shot him in the head and killed him. The attacks became even more vicious in 1969. On December 4, at 1am, the police burst into Fred Hampton’s apartment and opened fire in the bedroom where he lay sleeping with his pregnant girlfriend. Another Panther called out that a pregnant sister was in the room and the police paused their firing. Deborah Johnson recalls: “One of the policemen grabbed my robe and threw it down and said ‘what do you know, we have a broad
    here.’ Another man grabbed me by the head and shoved me into the kitchen. I heard a voice from another part of the apartment saying ‘he’s barely alive’, or ‘he’ll barely make it’. Then I heard more shots. A sister screamed from the front. Then the shooting stopped. I heard someone say ‘he’s as good as dead now.'”

    In 1969 alone, 25 Panther members were killed. But the FBI’s operations went further. Aside from the constant arrests of Panther members which disrupted the work of the organization and drained them financially, theFBI infiltrated the party and manufactured rivalries and disputes between different members.

    Today, some would explain the demise of the Panthers as due to the successful operations of the FBI. Undoubtedly, this placed an enormous strain on the organization but there are many countries in the world where political opposition faces even greater repression from the state. Without underestimating the
    difficulties, they cannot entirely account for the fall of the Panthers. There are a number of factors which contributed.

    Women in the Panthers

    The role of women within the Panthers was an area with many problems. At one point, women comprised 70% of the membership of the organization. Yet, all the leading positions were occupied by men. This is not a petty point because it illustrated the different roles that men and women took on. It seems that many women were confined to secretarial,
    administrative, childcare or other traditional roles whilst men were encouraged to develop the political ideas, speaking and leadership abilities. Also, some of the brothers complained that they were not taking directions from a woman! At other times it was found that accusations of being a counter-revolutionary were spread about a woman just because she did not want to sleep with someone.

    These problems would have cut the Panthers off from a whole layer of Black women who were not prepared to put up with this nonsense. However, we have to see that sexist attitudes were not unique to the Panthers – it is something that occurs in all organizations because it is related to the oppressive nature of this society and the way in which it exploits women. The Panthers did take action against these attitudes but they did
    not fully succeed – equality in the party was never achieved. And you cannot be a true community organization, fighting the oppression of society if women are being oppressed within your organization.

    The membership of the Panthers was 5,000. This seems pretty low when you consider all they achieved but the reason is that those 5,000 members were all full-time! You could not be a member of the organization unless you were unemployed or prepared to give up your job. It is a sign of the tremendous commitment that the Panthers inspired, that they had 5,000 full-time workers but they would definitely have had a much, much larger membership if they had allowed students and people who were working to join. In effect they cut themselves off from hundreds of thousands of people who would have supported them. This also set themselves apart from the rest of the community.

    Revolutionary Black Workers Groups

    At that point in time, there were several radical Black workers groups such as DRUM (Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement), DODGE – named after the car plant in Detroit and ELARUM (Eldron Avenue Revolutionary Union Movement). They organized large numbers of revolutionary Black workers.
    Although they had some Black caucuses within the trade unions, the Panthers did not sufficiently develop this aspect of the work. It was of particular importance because the Black working class are critical in
    the struggle for Black liberation.

    The Panthers were one of the few groups who understood the whole basis of American society had to be transformed. It was this understanding that gave them a revolutionary outlook. But this alone, guarantees nothing. The clarity of ideas which
    enables the development of a coherent and effective strategy is
    essential in accomplishing the task of the overthrow of capitalism. We would argue that there were many confused ideas in the Black Panther Party. Some believed they could develop on the basis of a struggle conducted by a small armed minority and didn’t have a strategy for building a mass organization which could be sustained over a longer
    period.

    Huey Newton says in Revolutionary Suicide

    “But we soon discovered that weapons and uniforms set us apart from the community. We were looked upon as an ad hoc military group, acting outside the community fabric and too radical to be a part of it. Perhaps some of our tactics at the time were extreme; perhaps we placed too much emphasis on military action.”

    This was particularly important as they had reached their high point at the time of the ebbing of the huge civil rights movement. Had the organization been developed with a more long term perspective then the Black Panthers would have been in a position to put themselves at the head of a mass resurgence of radicalism amongst the Black population or even in wider
    American society. This, above all demonstrates the need for a clear forward view of how events will unfold in society. That is why a careful and disciplined study of events is an important aspect of shaping the outlook of any revolutionary organization.

    The Panthers have left us with an invaluable experience. Their dedication, will and bravery in the face of what might have appeared as insurmountable odds is an example which any serious Black activist or revolutionary should be proud to follow. They were the highpoint of the civil rights movement.

  • Too Many Colors

    Janet Jackson said nothing about Katherine Jackson being from Alabama and Joe being from Arkansas in Rhythm Nation. I was like what in the FUGG does that have to DO with anything...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd just sitting back watching

  • askquestions

    But with what kind of thoughts? The same ones they had before they didn't have a bed? What kind of thoughts will they have when they wake up?

    Give a man a bed? No! Give him himself and freedom to educate himself so he can create his own bed. A bed he will cherish with pride and dignity. One he can share with a woman and family.

  • LeBrick James

    Not to nitpick, but she's 34 until September.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    So they weren't Black Panthers, they were Texas bammas.

  • SummerBaby

    The whole Red Lobster line is stupid to me too!

  • Too Many Colors

    This too.

  • iWasteTime

    Lies told on this blog.
    I'm in Row 6 and didn't pay no where near that. Not even for the two tix I purchased.

  • nucynu25

    Girl , I can't deal . it's not that deep , u like it or u don't .

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I've been working out to it the past 3 days. It's great for that.

  • Miany

    I have no issue with her prices, if you can afford go, if not wait on the dvd... When I BILL FOR MY talent/craft/service/intellect...hunni I bill as high as folk pay for the service...meaning if I am making valentine gift baskets and I hear the girl down the street sold out in an hour selling baskets at 20 a pop, I will try to pitch mine for 25... why??? business, that is why.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    No, she's the Texas Bamma...because she's Negro and Creole. When was the last time you referred to yourself as Negro? Just curious...

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Yes. She's aware of this??

  • 1/8

    "Beyonce and her dancers lined up in formation to pay homage to the Black Panthers, who promoted violence, socialism and welfare programs in the black community."

    Ooh! You done, done it now! ?. ?.

  • LeBrick James

    When i think how long it takes me to take home $1,800 after taxes, I cant imagine paying that kind of money to watch a 3 hour concert by anybody.

    Unless she has Jesus Christ as the opening act, I'm keeping that money my back account, thank you.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    So proud to be just who I am
    So proud to say that I'm meeeeeeeee
    So proud to be just who I am
    So proud to be so free, I'm Black
    So proud to say that I made it, I'm Black
    Through all of the struggle and the hatred, I'm Black
    And I'm not afraid to say it, I'm Black
    IIIIIIIII'm Black, over and over, say it again, yeah

    Styles P featuring Marsha Ambrosius( of Floetry) for those of yall that ain't knowed it. LOL

  • iWasteTime

    Thank You!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Those must be the parts she "wrote." Swae Lee wrote the good parts ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    There is plenty of information out there about how the FBI destroyed the Black Panthers. The head FBI guy Edgar Hoover was behind it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It ain't ever that deep for me with that one .... fun to watch these comments doe ..... I know it's bout to be some shotsfired unless Sandra post a new post chile lawd

  • Too Many Colors

    Nobody in THIS generation. My mama birth certificate has that she is a Negro and my daddy's say that is Colored.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Beautifully stated!

  • SummerBaby

    I might add it to my workout playlist.

  • MissHarlem

    Love styles p. Time is money is my album ?

  • iWasteTime

    I'll be back ... lol!
    I cannot.
    DTTS; thanks hun but it has to do with Bey and you know how that shit go (Bae VC)

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Come on now Empress, drop that knowledge??

  • SummerBaby

    You already know ?

  • Too Many Colors

    I said like we have HERE. Not nearly like here. By far. I have heard stories from the Africans who migrate to England. So yes. I know they exist. Just not on this level. And like you said, as worldly prevalent (we dont hear about it). We are KNOWN for ours. Sadly. They keep theirs under wraps.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile you reading this shyt chile .... lawd

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Now that is clearly pro-black.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    YASSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    The Hardest Rapper Out

  • Milani

    Yes indeed. I know when my ship ported in Portsmouth, England in 2001, we were walking back after a night of partying. A car full of people shouted at us, "you N-words better go back to where you came from!!!!" throwing empty bottles at us and everything. I was so young and naïve back then, I didn't think racism even existed in other countries...man was I wrong.

  • Mister Fantastic

    SUPER POST: Interesting how the two Black women (Beyonce and Janet Jackson) who performed at the Super Bowl are VILIFIED but not the male counter parts (Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Coldplay). The misdirection is REAL!

  • Finding Forever…

    Said sales went up 33% (if I'm quoting right), SO we know who AIN'T complaining...Damn those Cheddar Bey Biscuits, LOL...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I use the word negro when someone (DF usually) irritates me. ?

  • shaylynnn

    The yts are BIG mad ?. Bishes way to old not to know the klan & The Black Panther are nothing alike but okay ?.

    you know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It don't matter. I've already seen all I need to see. I'm so proud of the Roses. Im one happy bîtch! Folks dropping science. A beautiful day today?? I may go out and pinch a White person just cuzz? SR Blackout, beautiful??

  • SummerBaby

    I read that also! You know they really about to be packed this weekend. ?

  • Full Monty

    Pale faces who don't know what the hell they talking about. It ain't for them, have nothing to do with them yet they want to voice their opinion. Why must they always think pro-black is anti-white? Lady shut it up or change the station...very simple!

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    I am NOT a Beyonce fan!!
    But my respect level for her has changed.
    She used the powerful Super Bowl platform to make a powerful statement.
    I applaud that. ?

  • Too Many Colors

    And the craziest PART is that they were on the brink of bankruptcy for YEARS. The whole chain. Red Lobster, Olive Garden etc. Darden Rest. Group

  • Yoni

    You know what's funny? Folks that don't care about her, know the most about her. I like her, but even EYE don't know how much the tix cost. LMAO

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Did this bytch write an article about those bytches n Arizona and nig shirts? For real B won a fan bc black folk are always experiencing racism so paying homage and letting the world know of black power I'm all for it. Fawk superbowl they again finding a reason to get rid of another black person #BLACKFAWKINGPOWER

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??????

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    *Nose laugh*

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lmbo at this bc I just got ugly lol

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    this site just loves to hate Beyonce

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lawd you done shook da table gall ... let me go see

  • Yoni

    Getting in formation headed to Red Lobster with hot sauce in they bag.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    His name Harpo?

  • Finding Forever…

    ABSOLUTELY, FORMATION MIGHT BE PLAYING IN THAT OVERHEAD MUSIC, LOL...PEOPLE DROP THE FORK & GET IN FORMATION...WOULD LOVE IT!

  • Finding Forever…

    RIGHT...MOTHER BEY, HAS SAVED EVERYONE'S DAY & NOT JUST THE SUPERBOWL.

  • Too Many Colors

    Naw. Just regular ole name. He country as fugg though. He wasnt born in a hospital. He was born in his great aunt, the long time town midwife, her house.

  • ArDnAhC45

    She missed the "---------" side eye.

  • mel

    Certain people want to continue the dehumanization of African American citizens. They are so desensitized to the culture of racism that continues to permeate our society. When faced with the in your face reality...facts..and continued social injustices, they try to deflect. They dig deep in their old closet full of generational racism to make themselves feel better. If it wasn't for government playing members of the black panthers against each other they would still be an a force to be reckoned with. The writing is on the wall and they are very afraid. The fear is real.

  • Smartypants

    My grandfather was a Black Panther. They were about peace, security, and Black pride. People are mad. Twirl on 'em Bey!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My grandfather's name was Bartow. My family reunions on my mother's side were in Marianna, FL. Those are my country roots.

  • Too Many Colors

    When I went to ATL in Nov, my homegirl gave me and dude I went with a gift card for helping her with her function. To Red Lobster. *cries*

  • Smartypants

    yes, did you see the post by that Arika Kane girl talmbout Bey was 'flaunting her power?' They def. feel some type of way.

  • 1/8

    I'm sorry. I was wrong. Two seats in row 2, cost $1500.00.

  • iWasteTime

    I was just thinking the same shit!
    All these Bey facts, lyrics and pricing info from a whole lot of people who "don't like Beyonce"

  • 1/8

    Your seats must be in the parking lot! LOL

  • Yoni

    The thought that they are thankful for being able to have a bed. The rest will come. How do you know that they don't always think like that. Almighty bless, I've never been down and out and I don't know how it feels to be in that position, but I know if I were ever in a position such as homeless ppl, I would remain humbled and gracious.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Beyonce was okay with them YT folk as long as she was strippin and swinging on a pole half bucket nekkid while their racist YT husbands were jerkin off pretending to hate Black women. They don't know what to do now. LMFAO

  • Yoni

    :hugs:

  • SummerBaby

    We get my Mama one every holiday. ?

  • 1/8

    Correction: $1 ,500.00 will get you two seats in row 2 at her Chicago show.

  • Finding Forever…

    MAD WHEN SURF BOARD...GO A DIFFERENT ROUTE & SPEAK ON THE TRUTH &STILL THE COMPLAINTS...CAN'T WIN THEM ALL, I GUESS!

  • Junkanoo

    Am no Beyonce fan to say the least ,the song was wack but the message was fitting considering the climate in the country. White folks labour under the impression they're opinion is the official authority on any a given issue what a delusional bunch of people as if only when they agree is a thing right. How do they keep over looking that aspect of themselves

  • 1/8

    You're right. A service/item is worth whatever people are willing to pay for it.

  • iWasteTime

    They feel betrayed! She got all that coin and using it for #BLM. Revamped that apartment complex (years ago) and telling other black women to love the Afro, the big nose while she got a protective style in . . lol

  • Milani

    NEW POST, thank God!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I have a friend, Siovaughn, from London and we talk about this a lot. She said that the only difference in problems is the attitudes. She feels Americans are much more vocal while the culture over there is that you don't complain about it. Her parents, who were West Indians who emigrated first to England and then here, she gets on their nerves so bad because she is VOCAL and they see saying something about it instead of just working hard and making your way as having "lazy, complaining American ways." Smdh...

  • Finding Forever…

    MOVIN ON UP, LOL...GEORGE & WEEZY (AND NOOOT LIL WAYNE), LOL...

  • LeBrick James

    and unnecesarily vulgar imo.

  • iWasteTime

    I just told you, row 6 Amex Preferred seating sale Yesterday!
    Nowhere near 1800

  • Too Many Colors

    THIS!!!!! My homegirl is from Kenya. Her husband is too only he is what she love to call an English Kenyan lmao. he was raised in England. Honey. She gives him HELL. He is so complacent. EXACTLY what you just said. He doesnt believe in saying ANYTHING. At ALL.

  • LeBrick James

    Priveleged people dont like to be reminded that they are privileged people.

  • Yoni

    My mama just went......about a week agoooo!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Go to the new post, I ain't gone do it *lil vine girl voice* It's so beautiful in here! Black folks teaching Black history. Love it??

  • askquestions

    Exactly. You're speaking from the position of a giver. So as a giver you'd expect the recipient to be grateful--but if that reality truely existed, generation upon generations of families wouldn't be on welfare and section 8.

  • nucynu25

    Yess

  • aaliyonce .

    But female Black Panthers wore shorts that showed their upper thighs as well, so....

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    :cosign: ROTFL

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    The revolution was indeed televised!??

  • 1/8

    I hope you didn't buy your tix on Craig's list, because we just busted a huge ring of Chicago gangbangers who were selling fake tix.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There will be 4 seats available in the first 3 rows for her upcoming Atlanta concert (I can't say how I know this). But one way or another, Beyonce's wig will be up for sale on eBay after the Atlanta show.

  • Yoni

    Ok then, break the curse. :yeshrug: You're being so extra right now. It's not THAT serious for me. Remain gracious. Again, I can't speak for the recipient.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Don't forget the hot sauce

  • Yoni

    Secret Lovers is what I call'em.

  • Sojourner’s Truth

    You re correct The Panther Party was formed to stop POLICE killings in the black community. They started the breakfast program because they knew hungry children cannot learn.

  • nucynu25

    Yesss

  • aaliyonce .

    Reading some white lady down on Instagram and twitter for trying to discredit Beyoncé with Jay-Z's past.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    hey honey bun ((((hugs))) *chases your azz around the blog*

  • aaliyonce .

    1970s? LIES! You know you're all of 55 years old. That or yours melanin decided to forsake your self-hating azz.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You can be 55 and still grew up in the '70s, idiot.

  • Finding Forever…

    YOU & I BOTH...I DIDN'T VOTE FOR HIS ASS & WE BETTA BUCKLE UP FOR ALLLL HE HAS IN STORE FOR THE STATE (IF HE GETS HIS WAY), I BET.

  • 1/8

    Mmm... what brand of tea are you sipping, Ms. Rose? ?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Her stunt has nothing to do with her using her fame to bring awareness to a cause. It's a marketing strategy plain and simple. When you run out of ideas, you have to think what can I do now to get the attention back to me. Beyonces team has now decided to latch on to something that is fresh on ppls mind, especially African Americans - - BLM. Now she has ppl eating out of her hand, and she's now the so-called advocate for Black Power. BLM is not a joke, but to see Beyonce using this platform just to have ppl talking about her is sad. During the Ferguson protests, and other city protests, where was she? Probably on a yacht in St. Tropez, but that doesn't matter ppl are still going to buy into her BS and put more money in her pockets.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I don't agree with you. To me her statement was, Say it Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud!!!! In my James Brown voice . I need to go buy me an Afo Wig lol.

  • 1/8

    Whites aren't the only people criticizing Beyonce.

  • Phillybruh

    I can see Justin but the others didn't do anything

  • LibraGirlonly

    Don't you remember Jay Z standing up for Trayvon Martin? The Carters have been there from the start for BLM.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Amen, sista!

  • LibraGirlonly

    We have to stand together.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Was Jayz in a leotard, with his blond wig, at the Superbowl? Jayz and Beyonce are not the same person, they don't have the same fans, and they don't have the same "responsibilities" in the industry.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Yes, we have to stand together, and for her PR ppl, it's stand together when it's convenient for her own agenda.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Wow

  • SameoleJ

    And on SmartTV's in some households!!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Yes, and that will be her statement until something new comes along. You don't need to buy a wig just borrow her Foxy Cleopatra one..

  • justice4all04

    Well stated!!

  • ShelleDC

    None of those things would be considered politically correct. The politically correct thing to do would have been to not speak on it so as not to offend anyone. Her fans would not have cared either way. This was something she did on her own. And had it been earlier in her career that she took said stand, her career would not be what it is today. She would have quickly been silenced. As you see they will try to silence her now. Her and her Husband have done a lot that the media tend to overlook! Like the Baltimore donation that they chose to do in silence.

  • observer

    Again, as long as she's following what they (WA) consider politically correct, she's Great! When she supports her own (AA) she's out of order. GTFOH! They forgot to stick the Afro Picks in the fro. LOL. It's called CREATIVITY!

  • Tony Winston

    Sandra is a bit of a mean girl

  • Afiya

    This is the 50th yr of the Black Panthers movement, civil rights & SuperBowl went hand in hand in 1966. ^5 B!!

  • Amel

    I agree that beyonce probably wont asked to perform at the Super Bowl again.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    They were both thereat the Tray von Martin Rally, but like a columnist mentioned, their presence does more harm in the end. Just as they were helping bail out Ferguson protesters.

  • askquestions

    A hit dog will holler. It's that simple.

  • Monday

    Farrakhan is speaking in Detroit on the 19th. I wish I could go. Kanye is talkinf about the Waves in the Black movement. His promo is weird but I like it. Maybw that is why even Kim (married to Kanye and has a Black daughter) and Khloe (O.J. Simpson daughter) are rocking cornrows in support. Did you know they are filming a M.J movie with a white person??

    It is Black History Month, why can't she perform a Black Panther, Michael Jackson inspired performance to raise awareness about Black Lives Matter

  • askquestions

    I'm teaching you some things. Take it, or leave it.

  • Saywhatnow?

    Sigh. Beyonce singing about her haters coupled black pride images..ugh. Getting good "d" ugh..texasbama, double ugh..It's the most immature song I have ever heard and now we are linked in with this horrible woman calling herself an artist.

  • Monday

    At this point she don't care. She's done it 3 times

  • Monday

    Nor burning ol white churches

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Black Panther Party Community Programs

    1966 - 1982

    1. Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site

    2. Benefit Counseling

    3. Black Student Alliance

    4. Child Development Center

    5. Consumer Education Classes

    6. Community Facility Use

    7. Community Health Classes

    8. East Oakland CIL (Center for Independent Living) Branch

    9. Community Pantry (Free Food Program)

    10. Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program

    11. Drama Classes

    12. Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and Attendant

    13. Drill Team

    14. Employment Referral Service

    15. Free Ambulance Program

    16. Free Breakfast for Children Programs

    17. Free Busing to Prisons Program

    18. Free Clothing Program

    19. Free Commissary for Prisoners Program

    20. Free Dental Program

    21. Free Employment Program

    22. Free Food Program

    23. Free Film Series

    24. Free Furniture Program

    25. Free Health Clinics

    26. Free Housing Cooperative Program

    27. Food Cooperative Program

    28. Free Optometry Program

    29. Community Forum

    30. Free Pest Control Program

    31. Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program

    32. Free Shoe Program

    33. GED Classes

    34. Geriatric Health Center

    35. GYN Clinic

    36. Home SAFE Visits

    37. Intercommunal Youth Institute (becomes OCS by 1975)

    38. Junior and High School Tutorial Program

    39. Legal Aid and Education

    40. Legal Clinic/Workshops

    41. Laney Experimental College Extension Site

    42. Legal Referral Service(s)

    43. Liberation Schools

    44. Martial Arts Program

    45. Nutrition Classes

    46. Oakland Community Learning Center

    47. Outreach Preventative Care

    48. Program Development

    49. Pediatric Clinic

    50. police patrols

    51. Seniors Against a Fearful Environment

    52. SAFE Club

    53. Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation

    54. Son of Man Temple (becomes Community Forum by 1976)

    55. Sports

    56. Senior Switchboard

    57. The Black Panther Newspaper

    58. Teen Council

    59. Teen Program

    60. U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program

    61. V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling

    62. Visiting Nurses Program

    63. WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program

    64. Youth Diversion and Probation Site

    65. Youth Training and Development

    You're welcome Sandra

  • Yoni

    YOU ain't teaching me SHIT that I don't already know. THIS BLOG is not the platform for it.

  • Junkanoo

    Who else's are you referring to. People go on an on about freedom of speach but in reality perhaps were all too emotionally immature to actually handle it , if people don't hold the same views then they're attacked or considered the enemy.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    BISH BEEN 34 FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS NOW...

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Well alright

  • Deno Spencer

    Let someone criticize Jews and your labeled antisemite.
    No one has time or understand the black causes but quick to relate their cause to our civil rights cause.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??????

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Hey my beautiful Sista?? Who needs tits when you're drenched in melanin??

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Helped bail them out according to who? Dream Hampton? Lol ok.. And that pic you posted of them with Stunt King Sharpton proves absolutely nothing.

  • Ms. Dawn

    Right. Please show me where in AMERICA is it illegal to bear arms to protect yourself for crazy ass racist ass people? Black Panthers were created for PROTECTION.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It's ok. Just stay woke. Not everyone has to be on board??

  • Deno Spencer

    I thought it was getto and prefer her singing her ballads. Just like that other song was meant to be a power song for women I don't no how this is powerful for blacks. But since they say it is Can someone tell me how? And lookhow the media is in an uproar over any black togetherness.

  • ShelleDC

    You gone get me fired over hear LOL at #REALVAGINASMATTER

  • dancemomtoo131
  • Saywhatnow?

    It's the most awful thing ever! I do like some of her images but it doesn't go with the lyrics she's singing. As if she is a victim of the system also. GTFOH.

  • Monday

    We had BET for a little, they took it back by destroying the image. Our black youth are still getting killd by yt cops on camera... Certain blacks think being ignorant is cool.. Blacks needs to wake up first & start taking care of our own again

  • SpiceGirl

    folks need to learn their history

  • Divame

    Will we ever move on as a people? Blacks and whites just don't mix. I say let's be segregated I'm tired of the back and forth ugh!

  • Monday

    They got cops killing on camera

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    You’re right, Jayz and Beyonce are not the same person, but I bet he was proud as hell of her after that video.

  • Yoni

    Bet folks can't put up a list like this showing where the kkk has helped and not hurt?

  • Yoni

    And it makes no difference. She's "been there, done that." :tea: :nun:

  • Genia Gouch

    we would still find a way as a people to segregate intra-racially. Unfortunately, to many of us equate success with being less like each other (blacks).. and more like anything other...(than black)...it's a divisive behavior that we can't seem to rid ourselves from. We do it in our families, within our businesses or jobs and we do it socially. We have been trained to separate and the more we do so the more we are considered correctly assimilated.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So you are a cop.
    I see you are a liar.

  • ShelleDC

    Thank you ... I had to school My child on this. I sat her down and let her watch some of the episodes of Different World and Cosby Show. I told her when we were younger, We had our own shows that were positive and showed us we could be more than what we were. Our mind wasn't polluted but elevated. We had Teen Summit (Kick the truth to the young black youth), and other things. Now they show us in the worst light. But the sad thing about it is, most of US are here for it.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    @A.P. Millz-CT Thank you so much for the list. Please people, educate yourselves. Don’t rely on other people to tell you what they stood for, or what they attempted to do. You don’t have to agree with them, but if you find anything in their message that resonates with you, read further and find out why they did what they did and what was done to them.

  • Yoni

    So uhm you have pics of her being there, what else does SHE/THEY have to prove to YOU in order for you to be satisfied and content? j/a

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I've never got this feeling of Blackness reading through comments on here like I have today. Usually I have to go to a blog with the African colors flying in the background for this. We're waking up. We're pushing back. This is beautiful??
    #BlackGirlsRock
    #BlackLivesMatter

  • Genia Gouch

    WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ShelleDC

    I believe the Images are what people are upset about, not the song itself.

  • Jamie Jay

    Did anybody notice the shade from her fired stylist Ty Hunter. He talking about her album when she hasn't released any details. If you go on his FB page you'll see he doesn't even work for her anymore. When you salty about being fired and tryna get your shine lol

  • Zizzle

    The NFL should sue her ass.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    "If you don't find anything in their message that resonates with you, read further..."

    Come on Sista! Come all the way through??

  • LibraGirlonly

    For what?

  • Zizzle

    For publicly speaking on their behalf w/o permission. She doesn't get to decide who is welcome or not.

    It's why the Beef industry sued Oprah, sorta.

  • Eviania

    Amen! I was right here in Oakland growing up with Black Panther Party and witnessing them helping the community.

  • shawna evettex

    Sandra, why the glowing Kardashian article then the negative beyonce article when that puppet finally does something positive? Its blacks like YOU that are the problem.
    #you should be against anything discriminatory
    #aren't you a lesbian
    #or do u just look like one?
    #your constantly made fun of about ur looks so u should know how it feels to be discrimanated
    #I'm beginning to think your a puppet
    # your always reaching in your articles
    #but you come up with nothing
    #black power
    #I don't think your ugly
    #but youre very far from cute
    # doesn't feel good does it?
    #do better Sandra

  • Eviania

    Exactly!

  • ATL White Guy

    I don't get why a group that promoted black self-empowerment & civil rights are so vilified in the media. Scratch that. I do get why closed minded people have the issue, and it's a shame that is happening. People like Giuliani and this report get on my nerves.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Knowledge matters...

  • Eviania

    The reasoning isn't as important as the message.

  • Boonella

    I'm sure someone has already stated this, but the Black Panthers were not disorganized and they also were not violent. They were trying to help the community and we all know how that ends.

  • Boonella

    More like she should sue the NFL

  • Thatgirljd

    when the the black panther wear boby suit and leotards...if the NFL was okay with it...big deal...it alreasy happened...let that ish go

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Speak that truth??

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Cosign, Brendan my fave! It's a beautiful thang too. Coaxed me out of lurking. After YEARS of doing so. Kay ya'll, back to lurking. *trails off singing I slay, I slay, I slay*

  • Luv Pitties

    Let's not forget about Jesse

  • LibraGirlonly

    I am blind I can't see if ya knock me down don't you blame it on me.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yesssss

  • LibraGirlonly

    Good job.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ????????? you know you that bish when you cause all this con-ver-sation??

  • LibraGirlonly

    Some of us are still sleep.

  • LibraGirlonly

    They did bail out the protesters. Do your research.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Are you THE Atl White Guy who posted here up until a couple of months ago? If so, Welcome back Good to see your font !!!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Hey Ms Sandra. Don't know if I can call you auntie yet. Been lurking for years though. Just wanted to say my daughter who's 15 wants to go into broadcast journalism. Wants to do the news but also start a blog. I've been able to show her yours as an example of a successful, and I'm sure lucrative ? one . (I didn't let her read it cuz I ain't that modern of a momma). She thinks it's cool. So thanks for the example. Even though sometimes your views don't be hitting my ears right...?. As a black woman I respect the hustle. Ok, back to lurking. For real dis time.

  • what?why

    That's okay, Bruno Mars carried the show and made it worth while to watch. No worries ........

  • ATL White Guy

    Yeah, i'm the guy. Been busy but lurking. This just drew me out.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Sandra I was a kid in the 70's and I don't remember black and white folks living side by side in harmony. I do remember when blacks moved into white neighborhoods the KKK burned crosses on the lawn and called the black folk the N world while the good black folk walked down the street. I remember as a little girl being called the n word while my cousin and I waited on the bus stop.

  • LibraGirlonly

    In that order.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Girl I just lmao stop it.

  • LibraGirlonly

    That's ok they gonna learn real soon.

  • LibraGirlonly

    They are bitter people. Ima take a stand for my peeps period. The other races stand together because when one clear person call us a thug they all do.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    Where did you get that false info from? He may not work for Parkwood, but he's still styling her at tines.

  • LibraGirlonly

    In case you hadn't noticed we don't always agree with Sandra or each other. It's a place to vent and covo with like minded people.

  • ATL White Guy

    While I may not agree with everything that the Black Panthers did in the 60's, and Minister Farrakhan's Nation of Islam's politics & stances on some issues, any group that is striving for self-empowerment, responsibility & the like is good in my view as long as they don't outright spread hate about others. If all our communities are stronger, humanity is stronger as a whole.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Speak on it??

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I cant..... lmao *looks at boobs* Imma C cup damn it rotfl

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ????

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh, the internal struggle. Love/hate. ?

    I'm with you though ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? Dang! Alright already! Sheesh. ~slowly, reluctantly raises hand~ I dropped this chick awhile ago. I still don't like the song and you can't make me. Count me in. Go Beyonce. Dear goodness. That felt like acid. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    See...?

  • BZandaz

    Preach...I was just about to say the same thing..The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend black people from the violence and oppression we faced from whites especially the police back then....The original black Panthers promoted self defense not unnecessary violence...Let's do our research People!!

  • BZandaz

    Preach...I was just about to say the same thing..The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend black people from the violence and oppression we faced from whites especially the police back then....The original black Panthers promoted self defense not unnecessary violence...Let's do our research People!!

  • BZandaz

    Preach...I was just about to say the same thing..The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend black people from the violence and oppression we faced from whites especially the police back then....The original black Panthers promoted self defense not unnecessary violence...Let's do our research People!!

  • nucynu25

    Yep, I luved every minute of it

  • nucynu25

    Yep, I luved every minute of it

  • nucynu25

    Yep, I luved every minute of it

  • nucynu25

    Yep , they will deal.

  • nucynu25

    Yep , they will deal.

  • nucynu25

    Yep , they will deal.

  • Shayla

    We all know that Sandra HATES Beyonce! We know Sandra couldn't wait to write about and agree with this foolishness! I know you know how old Beyonce is...stop with the silliness. In a past article, Sandra had Beyonce being 38...lol and today she is 35 per this article.

  • Shayla

    We all know that Sandra HATES Beyonce! We know Sandra couldn't wait to write about and agree with this foolishness! I know you know how old Beyonce is...stop with the silliness. In a past article, Sandra had Beyonce being 38...lol and today she is 35 per this article.

  • Shayla

    We all know that Sandra HATES Beyonce! We know Sandra couldn't wait to write about and agree with this foolishness! I know you know how old Beyonce is...stop with the silliness. In a past article, Sandra had Beyonce being 38...lol and today she is 35 per this article.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't blame me. Someone gave me the wrong information about her age.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't blame me. Someone gave me the wrong information about her age.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't blame me. Someone gave me the wrong information about her age.

  • Auditor

    Dead

  • Auditor

    Dead

  • Auditor

    Dead

  • Auditor

    You and me both trying to figure this out.....

  • Auditor

    You and me both trying to figure this out.....

  • Auditor

    You and me both trying to figure this out.....

  • Auditor

    Preach

  • Auditor

    Preach

  • Auditor

    Preach

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Last year she promoted vegan diets. Now she's singing about hot sauce in her purse. Beyonce is sad.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Last year she promoted vegan diets. Now she's singing about hot sauce in her purse. Beyonce is sad.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Last year she promoted vegan diets. Now she's singing about hot sauce in her purse. Beyonce is sad.

  • Auditor

    And we know her ass is not on a vegan diet with that body lol

  • Auditor

    And we know her ass is not on a vegan diet with that body lol

  • Auditor

    And we know her ass is not on a vegan diet with that body lol

  • Shayla

    As a professional, how hard would it be to get the accurate information BEFORE writing about it? But you know good and well you do that on purpose! She is oftentimes described by you as a "stripper", "lounge singer"...anything you think would be a put down is what is written. Yes, I am a Beyonce fan, but even if I weren't, the integrity and truthfulness behind any article is appreciated and respected.

  • Shayla

    As a professional, how hard would it be to get the accurate information BEFORE writing about it? But you know good and well you do that on purpose! She is oftentimes described by you as a "stripper", "lounge singer"...anything you think would be a put down is what is written. Yes, I am a Beyonce fan, but even if I weren't, the integrity and truthfulness behind any article is appreciated and respected.

  • Shayla

    As a professional, how hard would it be to get the accurate information BEFORE writing about it? But you know good and well you do that on purpose! She is oftentimes described by you as a "stripper", "lounge singer"...anything you think would be a put down is what is written. Yes, I am a Beyonce fan, but even if I weren't, the integrity and truthfulness behind any article is appreciated and respected.

  • Mzkp

    You make my stomach cringe. I've read through many of your articles that you've posted trying to give you the benefit of the doubt that maybe your flawed logic is based off of some type of biased view that you have regarding particular celebrities however I am convinced that you have self hatred issues.

    The fact that you would seriously try to promote the Black Panther Party as anything less than what they are deserving of makes me wonder what your true intentions are on this site. Disorganization in what sense? The only disorganization that reflected within the Black Panther Party were the effects of a strategic plan from our government to dismantle any attempt that they made for black folks in America to become self reliant on themselves and to try to circulate money within our own communities. Drugs being dumped in Los Angeles and guns spread all throughout the region for anyone to easily access and your only stance on the Black Panther Party is to suggest that they were nothing more than a violence promoting hate group? You sit on your soap box and promote separatism within the black community and its disgusting.

  • Mzkp

    The Klan has not died down, they just aren't as openly vocal as they once were. There are very prestigious people all throughout this nation that are still connected to the Klan. Don't be a fool.

  • Mzkp

    Priorities shift to wherever a group of people attempt to revolt against the system in which we live in. Try again.

  • Mzkp

    EXACTLY my point.

  • Mzkp

    At this point this is beyond the bashing you do against many black women on this site. You promote separatism among black people and its disgusting to watch.

  • Mzkp

    I agree. I'm not a fan of Beyonce either but I'm happy that she's finally used her platform to be vocal about what's going on. This will go global.

  • Achebe Chinua

    IT'S CALLED ENTERTAINMENT!!!!! AND, IT'S BLACK HISTORY MONTHS!!!! It's bad enough that the media as the fourth estate DOES NOT do its job. This is yellow journalism: hype over nothing just because a high profile Black entertainer who has money performed a song/routine which shadowed Cold Play. Petty, petty, petty!!!!!!!!!!

  • Achebe Chinua

    To add to LibraGirlonly: the Panthers founded HeadStart which is going strong!!!!!!!!! But of course amerikans will only focus what they misinterpret because 'we're' not supposed 'talk back' to massah. NEWS FLASH: THOSE DAYS ARE GONE AND WILL NEVER, YEAH! NEVER RETURN!

  • beba micou

    White Cleopatra, white nefertiti, and white queen of sheba offend me..white Jesus in them tired a$s Jesus sandals with them white a#s unbronzed feet offend me, white ethan "the affluential crackhead" couch offends me, white George Zimmerman with that white a$s fake Jewish surname offend me, white oscars with they all white flowers to commemorate that all white affair they havin offend me,.. white privilege...offends me, white scary a$s cops who do mortal combat-finish em moves and over the top hand to hand combat flips on unarmed black kids at a pool party, offends me, the white house, built on black backs offend me, white people with a #blacklivesmatter problem offend me, poor white trash on more benefits than black, latina, asian, and afrikaans combined; who sit on they pale pancake a$ses while I slay offend me, white racist Donald trump and this joke of a white election offend me.... white a$s new Hampshire and they white wanting to build a wall a$ses offend me. .. white moses and white noah,...offend me...white people who make money off the emulation of black culture offends me,..white cops who illegally tow my car from n front my own house because it belongs to a black bish in an all white Jewish neighborhood offends the f*ck outta me, white people mad over black power offend me...black bishes that promote bundles on they blog while promoting a white b*tch and her racist a$s white opionion, offends me.....we got 999,999 mfn problems, but a frigid white witch in her feelins ain't one of em. Who gone check me boo?

  • EngineersLogic

    "The Black Panthers was not formed to be violent."

    You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. The black panthers had (3) distinct departures from the teachings of MLK:

    1) They rejected non-violence peaceful protests,
    2) White people were not welcome to join,
    3) they were black nationalists who wanted their own country and their own government for black people only.

    MLK was non violent, welcomed white people to join the struggle, and was pro-integration (not separatist/ segregationist).

    Black Panthers supported "black power" while MLK rejected that racist sentiment and argued that: "America must be made a nation in which its multi-racial people are partners in power".

  • EngineersLogic

    She's right you know!

  • EngineersLogic

    At least you aren't racist (face palm).

  • LibraGirlonly

    Preach my Queen!!!!!

  • beba micou

    It's all in the truth and love.

  • EngineersLogic

    (face palm)...what part about "violent anti government establishment"...are you claiming is inaccurate?

    That's exactly what they were. Period.

    You obviously have no clue what you you're talking about. The black panthers had (3) distinct departures from the teachings of MLK:

    1) They rejected non-violence peaceful protests, (Fact)

    2) White people were not welcome to join, (Fact)

    3) they were black nationalists who wanted their own country and their own government for black people only. (Fact)

    MLK was non violent, welcomed white people to join the struggle, and was pro-integration (not separatist/ segregationist).

    Black Panthers supported "black power" while MLK rejected that racist sentiment and argued that: "America must be made a nation in which its multi-racial people are partners in power".

  • LibraGirlonly

    The dead has arisen in my Color Purple Oprah voice. Lol I think we are tired of the B. S

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yeah right.

  • EngineersLogic

    Most black people hated the Panthers in the 60's and 70's, too. The vast majority of black people preferred MLK's approach to civil rights, and rightfully so. MLK lead the nation to great and numerous changes to our laws, changed poeple's hearts and minds, and brought unity to the American people with common cause. The only thing the Panthers succeeded in doing was creating division and killing people. They have ZERO civil rights accomplishments.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Beat it

  • LibraGirlonly

    We tried hence Tulsa Oklahoma. We were just minding our own business making money getting rich and here come the PO clear people. They couldn't stand to seen black people living well so they dropped the bomb on them.

  • EngineersLogic

    Huh??? WTF are you talking about? People would raise hell if the half time show were a bunch racist white people in bed sheets preaching White Power, just as they're rightfully outraged at racist black people in Black Nationalist militant uniforms preaching Black Power.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Bingo!

  • EngineersLogic

    So, you wouldn't complain if the KKK were the half time entertainment?

  • EngineersLogic

    Do you really think your hateful racism is any better than the kkk?

  • EngineersLogic

    You're free to join the New Black panthers, and nobody is stopping you or anyone else from getting the old gang back together either. You have every bit as much right to be a racist segregationist hateful person as the original panthers and kkk.

  • Saywhatnow?

    I know. How can they be upset about the song? Who cares where Bey is from, or what her parents birthplace were, or Jay fvcking her brains out, or Red Lobster? The song doesn't pair well with the video-two different issues.

  • LibraGirlonly

    It's about darn time somebody with power did something. Richard Pryor was that one. They didn't mess with him. He told a full audience at Madison Square Garden to kiss his black you no what and walked off the stage. His friends told him he was dine but that was not the case. I watched his documentary and it was very enlightening.

  • beba micou

    Yes, we are.

  • barbeez

    Read the lyrics of the song. It's not very empowering. She calls herself Creole ....yet again. She talks about taking her man to Red Lobster after he screws her good. She brags about her clothes. If that's 's black power--I want nothing to do with it. It sounds like a bunch of ignorance to me.

  • 1/8

    There are plenty of non-whites, including blacks, who aren't fans of Beyonce's lowbrow "music."

    Like you, I also believe in the freedom of speech, but that freedom also gives people the right to disagree with us.

  • 1/8

    No, I'm not a cop. ?

  • Auditor

    Thank you

  • Mister Fantastic

    The others were part of the "Black Panther" performance yet were not held accountable. Bruno Mars and his team specifically.

  • Auditor

    Ha 3 hours? Haven't been to a concert that long in YEARS and that's with multiple acts...

  • Auditor

    Today lol...and I'm youngish...

  • B.Loveitt

    It's okay to do whatever they want but when we express ourselves through our art it's a problem. If you not black you simply won't get it!

  • Auditor

    Chile....

  • Denver Knight

    Sandra Rose is a self hating chick. Wendy Williams wannabe ass. She doesn't do any research before posting her ignorant opinion. They love to call the Black Panther Party & Malcolm X violent because they stood up for the black community. But they'll celebrate MLK all day because he let them slap him them turned the other cheek. As long as we "stay in our place" & "play their game by their rules" then they're cool. As long as Beyonce was singing "Drunk in Love" promoting drinking and surf boarding lol they were just fine with that... but when she comes out with her fist pumped then the white chicks brains get baffled.

  • Me

    "Until someone can show me a single White child brutally tortured and murdered by the Black Panthers (Emmett Till) a single White woman gang r@ped by Black Panthers (Harriet Smirl), a single White church firebombed by the Black Panthers (16th Street Baptist Church), a single White man castrated by the Black Panthers (Judge Aaron), a single White preacher whose face was blown off by Black Panthers for registering White people to vote (George Lee), a single White man who was tied to the back of a truck and dragged along the asphalt until his body disintegrated who had BPP carved into his disembodied torso by the Black Panthers (James Byrd). A single White couple blown up in their home for demanding Whites be allowed to vote, by the Black Panthers (Harry and Harriette Moore, I could go on and on and on and on) I'd better not hear any comparison made between the Black Panther party and the Ku Klux Klan" ~ Victor Bradley

  • Kilroy

    This is what happens when you put theiir bad history back into their faces.
    Just like they hate Muslims now. They create enemies and then give a reason to destroy said enemy. Pathetic!

  • sweetpeach0711

    Thank you! Finally someone with some sense. I have been saying this every since that performance. I honestly don't think most took the time to listen to the lyrics. They have nothing whatsoever to do with any type of African American movement. She brags about how much money she has, how much she spends, what she owns, how tricks and bitches should get in formation because she slays. Then the finale is her have s@x and taking a man to Red Lobster then getting him on the radio. I'm confused as to how this became our "anthem". The song doesn't correlate with the visual.

  • sweetpeach0711

    I am trying to figure this out too smh. The song is elementary at best, lacks substance, disrespects women calling them tricks and bitches and promotes having sex for advancement. I pray to God I don't have to explain to my future grandchildren how this song is a representation of Black Lives Matter and the Black Panther Party. Once again I believe NOBODY listened to those lyrics because if they had they would be embarrassed to identify this ad some newfound African American anthem.

  • Becky

    Beyonce realizes her fame and fortune are well settled. She's clearly willing to take greater risks and took the advice of Harry Belafonte to stand for something. Her career has peaked and she no longer has to care what whites think.

  • http://www.mediakraze.me/ Kristi Luv

    Yes @Sandra, get in FORMATION! LOL

  • Auditor

    I think this goes to show just how dumb some Black folks are...people around the world are now looking like HUH!?! Bet they are shaking their heads saying no wonder we are the lowest on the totem pole after this bullshit*t...

  • Yoni

    Well......

  • BLACK LOVE

    Who cares what they think...these racist keep they feet on our neck year after year..now they flipping out about a performance they act like they won't hire some more sell out neeegrows to corrupt and bring down the BP all over again if it jumps off

  • sunni_daze

    White tears are flowing, damn shame how the truth is killing them. I don't think it matters if she ever preforms at the SB again, she left a mark and they still butt hurt and mad. Mission accomplished.

  • sunni_daze

    And mine too.

  • TOO REAL

    Her career was going nowhere anyway. At least she picked her own way to die.

  • Divame

    She should've educated herself on the blk Panther movement, I think she didn't

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Beyonce is doing all this for attention because she is an attention whore just like Kim. The song lyrics have nothing to do with empowerment and her adding the black panthers theme was just whip black and whites up alike. I cant wait for the day when there is no more Beyonce.

  • Zizzle

    What's that supposed to mean?

  • sweetpeach0711

    Exactly! It is an embarrassment but I guess that ignorance is bliss. People can't be embarrassed if they don't even know what is going on. I honestly feel she capitalized from what would be the most beneficial financial to her. She knows that we care about both of those movements so of course she will have the support of the African American and urban communities. She strategically announced tour dates in sync with this performance. The ticket prices are out of this world! People can't see the fire through the smoke. She is being greedy, money hungry and making major profit off the backs of hard working Americans. The song had NOTHING to do with the mission. If anything the song is hinders both causes.....that is if people take the time to actually listen to it. I would be ashamed to explain the relevance of this crappy song to BPP or BLM to my future grandchildren. The song sucks.

  • Baron

    Exactly! We want everyone else to value our lives and we don't even value it!

  • Legacy

    Thank you! Hmmmm really tried it. Failed miserably though. Oh and Hmmmm may want to think twice about saying the KKK has died down. Plenty of members hold high offices in the judicial system, congress, government offices, police departments, etc, etc!! Shoot one member may even be your boss boo. Don't sleep!

  • Legacy

    You really need to wake up. Ignorant and naive as hell!

  • Luvn_it

    Sandra I bet if someone would've came out there wearing a white sheet on their head and carrying a confederate flag you probably wouldn't write anything like this. I guess this behavior is only ok when you're white.

  • Just Keya

    Lol. The panthers were not hateful but ok.

  • askquestions

    What does that mean?

  • Ashlynn Foy

    Hahaha. YOUR struggles? That's why no one will "listen" because it's absolutely ignorant. MY generation has not seen any slavery. Neither has our parents'. GTFOH with that nonsense. Let's get one thing straight honey...goi g all the way back to BIBLICAL times...for thousands of years...white people were enslaved as well. Yet we aren't claiming TODAY that this is in any way our struggle because it's simply not the truth. Every culture, race, religion etc has had their damn struggles historically. MOVE ON. You don't get to ask people to take down their confederate flags, a part of their history and their heritage while you go around flaunting yours. That's like an artist performing with white hooded back up dancers. It's racist no matter how you slice it and y'all just need to admit it and stop being ignorant. You are doing the exact opposite of what it is you preach. Which is that NO race is better than another.

  • Ashlynn Foy

    Yea they are getting killed by cops because they are BREAKING THE LAW? Are you serious right now? You can't honestly believe that they get killed for no reason simply because they are black. Let's take Mario Woods for example the most recent killer cops nonsense and who's name was on a sign saying "justice for Mario Woods" by one of Beyonces back up dancers. Um I'm sorry but didn't he fucking stab somebody and then try to go after the cops? Guess what...newsflash! When you don't break the law...you don't have run ins with the police...it's very simple. Stop with your ignorance and looking at things through a racial lens. He didn't deserve justice ha a criminal no matter what damn color he is.

  • Ashlynn Foy

    Oh please. That's so ignorant I can't even deal. How the hell do you know what people would be doing?

  • Ashlynn Foy

    Trust me honey ain't nobody scared.

  • Ashlynn Foy

    You beat it! You're such a damn hypocrite it's DISGUSTING.

  • Ashlynn Foy

    Thank God for you Sandra. #TRUTH

  • Hmmm~?

    I'm not naive; you're just paranoid.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Bye troll

  • Luvn_it

    Only difference is the struggle of black people didn't end thousands of years ago. Its still going on til this day to not see that just shows how blind and ignorant you are. If you actually truly believe black people are treated 100% equal in this country. News flash they're not, there's still small towns in the sound that would hang a black person if they got the chance. Tell u they don't want no n!99£rs in there town. You really don't seem to know your facts, so to keep yourself from looking ignorant its probably best not to speak on certain things.

  • Lolalao

    Yes!!!!

  • Lolalao

    I know!!! Lol

  • Lolalao

    I know they're so pissed shine was taken off their savior of /for music.

  • Auditor

    Lol that I agree

  • Allihave2say

    Honestly I saw this outfit and thought MJ revive. Maybe its because i don't see Beyonce as a BPP or something. IDK

  • Candance

    Girl Bye!