Wonder if Huey is rolling over in his grave…

Sorry sportsfans..but this is wrong to me on several levels..yes i know, the beatles, aerosmith and lots of celebrities sell their souls and/or songs for cashola to stupid commericals..but this..this is just plain nasty..Huey Newton was a man on a mission. I met and worked with some of the original Panthers while fighting the “good” fight against the war, poverty and racism in the very early 70’s before they severed their ties with the SNCC(student non-violent coordinating committee). He was a blunt, foul-mouthed man but he was intelligent and dedicated to the “cause” at that point in his life. He was a founding member of the Black Panthers along with Bobby Seale and David Hilliard. J.Edgar Hoover called the Black Panthers the biggest threat to the security of the United States..what did that cross dressing fool know? During the late 60’s-early 70’s, the Panthers fed over 10,000 children EVERY day before they went to school. All J. Edgar ever did was wear ladies undergarments and kill many of the brightest minds that lived during this era.I just do not see how licensing his “burn baby burn” slogan for use in a friggin hot sauce campaign will do ANYTHING to further the cause of black people in the United States..do you?

the link to the “smoking gun” article is embedded in the title.

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Posted on July 20, 2005, in Huey Newton. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I met Huey during the twilight of his life before he was snuffed out by his addictions. It was a jail cell in the old Graystone maximum security facility at Santa Rita. Despite being destitute at the time, he was quite intelligent. He could have been a real force for good, such as what Eldridge Cleaver was, but he let his addictions get the best of him.I used to drop by as the token white kid at the center near Havenscourt and E 14th (near Emby’s, Flint’s BBQ, and Peter’s Ice Cream).Wow – Oakland has changed a lot from the 70’s.

  2. Yes, Oaktown has changed drastically since the 70’s..If it wasnt for drugs I would love to see what Huey would of done with his life..he was awesome at the beginning and a shell of his former self at the end..

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