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The Source Black History Icon Of The Day: Huey Newton

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Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was a revolutionary African-American political activist, scholar, and grassroots organizer. He, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1966. Visit for more information Newton was born in Louisiana but migrated Oakland, California with his family. He taught himself how […]

The Death Of Black Panther Leader Huey P. Newton


26 years ago today Black revolutionary icon Huey Newton was killed in the streets of Oakland, California Visit for more information On August 22, 1989, co-founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense (BPP) Huey P. Newton was murdered. Newton was fatally shot on Center Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland by a […]