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THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« on: August 03, 2010, 09:37:41 am »
Is it a hard choice and why?

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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 06:51:44 pm »
I love both of them....but black panther has the word "black" & they have guns.... so imma go with them.
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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 09:15:19 pm »
I have a life size pic I drew of Huey P. Newton on the wall of my living room. Panthers all day.

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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 06:47:40 pm »
Black Panthers.

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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 09:46:39 pm »
I saw PANTHER the other day and the greatness and unique approach of the Panthers really stood out. A lot gets lost in the iconography of the Black leather jackets, berets, and guns but they were true revolutionaries with a plan on improving the lives of Black people.

Despite all that I have to go with the Nation of Islam. 8)

While the legacy of the Panthers will never fade away, the prominence of the N.O.I. increases with each passing day. Minister Farrakhan can captivate any audience of Black people at anytime well into his seventies.

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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 05:35:21 am »
The Nation all the way!
I can remember back in the late 80'- early 90's when the NOI took over security duties in many of Baltimore's (and other cities) Housing Projects. Once they came in, drug dealers rolled out. Parents could actually send their kids out to play without worrying about stray bullets and drug needles. Unfortunately, many outside of the community (Pikesville/Reisterstown area of Baltimore COUNTY) complained, whined and accused the Nation of proselytizing and vigilantism. The City caved in to pressure and canceled the security contract. Certain type of people in the very safe suburbs got their way and were happy. The drug gangs moved back in and they were happy. The people actually living in those projects re-entered Hell. I don't think they were happy.

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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 02:41:50 pm »
Intriguing.. Historically both organizations have had a significant role in african-american history, especially in social and political activism.  Today, neither are what they used to be.. there exist splinter sects of both, all declaring that they are the true keepers of the original values.. Both had charasmatic leaders in their 'heyday', mainstream-culture hostility, COINTELPRO infiltration, and faced both scorn and respect in certain social circles of black communities.. free breakfast programs.. tutoring programs.. self-defense classes.. uplifting afrocentric thought..

If "forced" to choose, I'd say the Panthers, if only because the Panthers (generally?) had no quarrel with collaborating with like-minded white folks, and I'm not sure that I'd be allowed that flexibility in the Nation; that and my own ambivalence at flirting with hardline religious tenets and the lack of social freedom implied..
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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2010, 07:42:27 pm »
Panthers.  I don't have much time for racists.
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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010, 09:17:34 pm »
Black Panther Party/Black Panther Party for Self-Defense



I get many of my beliefs/political beliefs/style of dress & etc from the BPP.
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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 11:35:40 am »
Not a Hard Choice for me because I don't care much for bean pies...

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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 01:21:42 pm »
side note, looks like some rare NOI papers/documents have been found in Detroit.. curious.. http://www.detnews.com/article/20100826/METRO01/8260414/1409/Rare-collection-of-Nation-of-Islam-papers-discovered
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Re: THE BLACK PANTHERS OR THE NATION OF ISLAM?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 01:46:24 pm »