OK - These two photos are from 3 month ago.  That's me and Elder Freeman.   Comrade Freeman was in the
original Los Angeles Black Panther Party in the late 60's and did political work with Bunchy Carter (Slauson Gang
member who join the Panthers) .  Freeman was in prison for a long time and lives in Oakland now.  Actually their
are still many Black Panther political pri
soners who are locked up from late 60's to early 70's.  He told me out of all
the chapters Los Angeles Panthers got killed the most by LAPD and FBI.  We were both hanging out at this coffee
shop in Crenshaw District and he invited me to the 40th year Black Panther Party re-union that took place last
week in Oakland California.  But due to my new job and paying the bills I couldn't make it  :(
These are some of the Panther Books that I've Read:
*Kuwasi Balagoon - a soldiers story (He was a NY Panther 21 who spent much of 1970's in prison
and became an Anarchist  while he was Prison (RIP) - at that time many Panthers were communist.
*Last Man Standing—The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt. (ex-political prisoner)
*Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P Newton (I read this 3 times)
*To Die for the People by Huey P. Newton (this book kick ass - Newton talks about wokring with
feminist and gays cos they are oppressed people)
*Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur (exile in Cuba)
*Seize the Time by Bobby Seale
*This side of the Glory by David Hillard
*A Taste of Power by Elaine Brown (this book was ok)
*Soul on Ice by Elridge Cleaver and the 2nd book called Soul on Fire- Did you know one of Eldridge
kid was born in North Korea when he was in exile.  He even went to vietnam and supported the NLF
who was fighting the American troops - when Elridge came back from exile he turn to a christian and
a republican if that makes any sense)
*Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience and couple other books by
Mumia Abu Jamal.
*Blood in my Eye + Soledad Brothers by George Jackson
For some reason I can't finish Angela Davis books - she uses too many hard words so I keep opening the
If you never heard of the Black Panther Party
start with this book>
by Herb Boyd