Hollywood’s Undying Love for Communist Angela Davis

Arnold Ahlert is a former NY Post op-ed columnist currently contributing to JewishWorldReview.com, HumanEvents.com and CanadaFreePress.com. He may be reached at atahlert@comcast.net.


Recently, The Daily Beast disgraced itself by providing a platform for communist Bill Ayers to spread unchallenged lies about his background in the Weather Underground terrorist organization, which is presently the subject of an exonerating new film by leftist actor Robert Redford. The film, The Company You Keep, is not unlike the prior whitewash of communism Redford presented in the 1973 film The Way We Were, co-starring fellow left-winger Barbra Streisand. Following in Redford’s footsteps, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have just released an equally mendacious portrait of radical Angela Davis in the documentary Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, a work that further popularizes Davis’s fictional persona as a “social justice” advocate and racial equality icon of the Sixties. What audiences will be robbed of in this historical distortion, however, is a truthful look at Davis’s “political” career — filled as it is with violent militarism, racial hatred and complicity in murder.  The documentary will also not reveal the destructive work Davis continues today by promoting the release of black criminals back into black communities to further terrorize their populations (90% of the victims of black criminals are black).

Thus, while Davis’s celebrity followers set out to whitewash a brutal totalitarian’s legacy, it would seem to be an appropriate occasion to take a look back at the true historical record of Angela Davis’s life.

Davis grew up in a middle class family from Birmingham, Alabama, and later attended New York’s communist Little Red Schoolhouse (LRS). Later at Brandeis University, she spent her junior year in France, meeting Algerian revolutionaries during the visit. After graduating, she spent two years as a member of the faculty at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She came back to America for a teaching position at UCLA, where she worked for Herbert Marcuse, a fellow Marxist.

In 1967, Davis joined the Black Panther Party (BPP). Founded in 1966, the BBP was motivated — not by a vision of racial harmony — but black separatism, racial hate and the use of violence to achieve its objectives. It also advocated an end to the capitalist system that “oppressed” blacks and demanded that the federal government provide black Americans with full employment, guaranteed income, as well as their own jurisdiction within the U.S.

BPP founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale were ruthless practitioners of political violence.  In 1968, the BPP made “Mao’s Red Book” required reading for its members. Davis, like many women in BBP, rose to prominence by partaking in violence and getting arrested for it.

In 1968 Davis joined the Communist Party, declaring, “The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.” Davis was fired from UCLA in 1969, when her Communist association was revealed. The ensuing First Amendment case resulting in her reinstatement turned Davis into a national figure.

In 1970, Soledad Prison guard John Mills was killed, a crime for which three convicts, George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Cluchette (subsequently known as the “Soledad Brothers”), were held responsible. Jackson, a BPP member like Davis, was her lover, and the two maintained a secret marriage while Jackson was in prison. A deadly plot was hatched to get Jackson out of jail for which Davis bought an arsenal of weapons just two days prior to the slaughter. On August 7, 1970, George Jackson’s 17-year-old brother, Jonathan, charged into a Marin County courtroom and took several people hostage, including Judge Harold Haley, the prosecuting assistant DA, and two jurors. The assailants taped a sawed-off shotgun (owned by Davis) to Haley’s chin. In the ensuing escape attempt, a shootout took place during which Haley’s head was blown off, and Jonathan Jackson was killed. A week after the horrific event, an arrest warrant charging Davis with murder and kidnapping was issued.

Davis had already fled the state, using a series of aliases and disguises to avoid detection. Two months later, she was arrested in New York City by the FBI. Her trial took place in 1972, after more than a year of delays caused by the disqualification of several judges and a change of venue. The prosecution advanced its case based on love letters found in Jackson’s cell after he was killed during another escape attempt (in that incident, Jackson bound three security guards and slit their throats). Davis had kept constant company with Jonathan Jackson in the days leading up to the attempted kidnappings.

Davis, acting as her own attorney, spoke for 80 minutes, giving her version of the events. She claimed her interest in George Jackson was based on an effort to “free all oppressed men and women and the Soledad brothers,” that she spent considerable time with Jonathan Jackson because she was fearful of being attacked by “extremists” after she lost her job at UCLA, and that she purchased guns because, growing up, her father taught her to be fearful of racial violence. She claimed Jonathan stole the guns from her, and that her love for George happened after her own incarceration, “because like him, I was a political prisoner.” After that speech, Davis never testified again. Because she acted as her own attorney, her testimony was never subjected to cross-examination.

Davis was subsequently implicated by more than 20 witnesses in the plot to free George Jackson. In turn, Davis’s defense team presented several alibi witnesses, almost all of whom were fellow Communist friends. They testified Davis was in LA at the time of the kidnapping and murder of Haley. Prior to the trial, the defense team had filed a steady stream of motions, all based on the idea that white prejudice would tilt the scales of justice unfairly. They also used psychiatrists, psychologists and a handwriting expert to pick a jury based on how they would interact as a group.

The defense team did their work well. The first vote by the jury, which was packed with Davis sympathizers like radical activist Mary Timothy, was 10-2 for acquittal. After they reached a unanimous verdict and Davis was acquitted, the majority of the jury attended a music festival victory celebration with her. Juror Ralph Delange, exiting the court after the verdict, gave a revolutionary clenched fist salute to a cheering crowd. “I did it because I wanted to show I felt an identity with the oppressed people in the crowd,” he explained to reporters. “All through the trial, they thought we were just a white, middle class jury. I wanted to express my sympathy with their struggle.”

A triumphant Davis moved on, continuing to promote her Communist agenda. In 1979, her efforts earned her the International Lenin Peace Prize awarded by the police state of East Germany. The Soviet government-appointed panel that awarded her the prize said that her work had “strengthened peace among peoples.” Davis twice ran for Vice President of the United States, in 1980 and 1984, on the Communist Party ticket. She remained in the party until her expulsion in 1991, for opposing the coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Davis, like many “rehabilitated” radicals, is a college professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Feminist Studies Department. The department awarded a Ph.D. to BPP founder and cop killer Huey P. Newton while Davis was on the faculty. Davis, who has subsequently become a Distinguished Professor Emerita in her department, remains fixated on what she terms the “prison industrial complex,” and when she lectures, she tells her audiences to envision a world where there are no prisons at all.

In a 1998 essay, Davis revealed that she considers prisons the “corporatization of punishment” and that the “great majority of people have been tricked into believing in the efficacy of imprisonment, even though the historical record clearly demonstrates that prisons do not work.” She further insists that “conversations about ‘race relations’ will hardly dismantle a prison industrial complex that thrives on and nourishes the racism hidden within the deep structures of our society.” Thus, she advocates “increasing strands of resistance to the prison industrial complex into a powerful movement for social transformation.”

A 2007 special report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals where that “social transformation” would inevitably lead. It notes that between 8,000 and 9,000 black Americans are murdered annually in the United States and that 93 percent of these murders are perpetrated by other blacks. In Davis’s world, these criminals would never be imprisoned at all, or they would be freed from prison to perpetrate additional crimes that, as the statistics reveal, disproportionally victimize “people of color” about whom Davis professes to be so concerned.

Davis has never expressed remorse for her aggressive promotion of violent militarism — or recanted her devotion to the bloody ideology of Marxism. She is adored by her fellow leftists, for whom her association with assorted thugs, murderers and anti-white racists never dampens their enthusiasm. While her followers bring her to campuses to rail against the evils of capitalism, she collects tens of thousands of dollars per diem in speaking fees.

Jada Pinkett Smith, her husband, Will Smith, and rapper Jay-Z, produced Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and are currently out promoting the lie of Angela Davis being a peace-loving “social justice” advocate. In an interview with NPR, Pinkett Smith said that Davis “became this figure that embodied justice and freedom, and that people all over the world that were fighting for justice and freedom, you know, used her as the symbol in which to forge ahead.”

Pinkett Smith continued:

I look at Angela Davis now as being a figure that was really in the middle of the building blocks of the America that we have today, and that she was really part of a time where America was shifting its consciousness, and she was a big part of that. And I look at this story as being one of the reasons and parts of the path of how we’ve gotten to have an African-American president, or even for myself or my husband or, you know, my kids to exist in the way that we do.

As for Jay-Z, perhaps his feelings regarding Davis are best expressed by the reality that he and his wife, singer Beyonce Knowles, just recently made headlines by spending their fifth wedding anniversary in Communist Cuba, legitimizing Castro’s murderous regime in the process. Burnishing his ignorance even further, Jay-Z has worn a Che Guevara T-shirt on many occasions, indifferent to the fact that Guevara was not only a Marxist murderer, but a self-avowed racist as well. “The Negro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities,” Guevara wrote in his autobiography, “Motorcycle Diaries.”

Angela Davis’s persona is no less subject to such deliberate mythologizing. NPR host Michel Martin gushed during her interview with Pinkett Smith:

[Davis] is like a lot of figures from the ’60s in the sense that, at the time, these were people who evoked hatred in some quarters. And now, some of these figures have just become really beloved, you know, cultural figures.

Sadly, turning totalitarians and cold-blooded killers into “beloved” folk heroes and role models is all too common on the Left. It was just recently revealed, for instance, that Columbia University has hired former Weather Underground terrorist and convicted cop-killer Kathy Boudin. Boudin spent 22 years in prison for her role in an armored truck robbery in which two policemen and a Brinks guard were killed. NYU Law School added to the insult, awarding Boudin the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence, apparently for her lecture on “the politics of parole and re-entry” given at the university in March.

The situation is no different with Davis. Hollywood supporters like Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z conceal the fact that she was a member of an organization dedicated to violence, or that she was an unrepentant Communist for most of her life, embracing a hideous ideology responsible for the deaths of more than 100 million people.

Nor does it matter that this “innocent” woman changed her appearance and used several aliases to evade arrest for her complicity in the Marin county murder. That she continues to champion the idea that any black American held in prison is a “political prisoner” irrespective of the crime committed — even as she hypocritically supported the imprisonment of Soviet dissidents and championed the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 — can all be swept under the rug to honor this “great woman,” as film director Shola Lynch refers to her. The truth about Davis, however, is nothing like the story her acolytes tell. As the facts make clear, Davis is just another totalitarian monster who has human blood on her hands — because of her vicious attempt to bring her morbid ideals into earthly incarnation.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Hollyweird is totally devoted to terrorists, and this latest love letter to Angela hits the spot. In fact, if they didn't produce it I would be shocked, shocked. Alas, Angela can now be "koshered" alongside Billy boy Ayers, yes, THAT domestic terrorist and his Weathermen crew – http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/bringing_d

    Adina kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • LibertyLover

    Can the North Koreans hit LA? Just wondering…

    • UCSPanther

      They should also target Berkeley and San Francisco while they are at it…

      • MFOgilvie

        Kim Jong Un is not about to kill his poitical allies.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "In a 1998 essay, Davis revealed that she considers prisons the “corporatization of punishment” and that the “great majority of people have been tricked into believing in the efficacy of imprisonment, even though the historical record clearly demonstrates that prisons do not work.”"

    It may not work for the criminals but it works for me.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Sixties Black Panther Communist, Angela Davis faithfully contributed to the Democrats' culture of HATE & ANGER.

    Davis said Trayvon Martin's story is not unique. According to Angela Davis, blacks are physically attacked by whites all the time. (laugh track fade in…..)

    Yet, Chicago, closed 2012 with the highest per capita murder rate in the nation.

    American Thinker notes that in his 3000 word speech to the American Bar Association in Chicago in 2009, Eric Holder never said a word about the overwhelmingly large disparity that exists between the percentages of crime committed by blacks, when compared to whites. Why is that?

    Did the first African-American Attorney General feel too embarrassed to mention the fact that blacks, who represent about 12 percent of the population, commit about 40 percent of the crime? ~

    RE: "Hollywood’s Undying Love for Communist Angela Davis"

    ~ Maybe it's just sum HAIR thang.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    In 1979 she was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union for her civil rights activism.

    Barack HUSSEIN Obama is SO jealous!

  • Mary Sue

    It's possible that Jada Pinkett-Smith was duped along with a ton of other easily brainwashed college kids into believing that Angela Davis was a good person. She probably only got told that she fought hard against racism, which, since Jada P-S is black, it's something she'd look up to and appreciate. It's quite possible that she is ignorant of the full scope of Angela Davis' past and deeds.

    It's also possible that she knows every bit of it. We'll have to wait and see.

    • Obama Guy

      Never have been a fan of the BPP or Angela Davis. The obsession with prisoners is ridiculous.

      • Obama Guy

        As David Horowitz will tell you, Elaine Brown (who may have been a CIA informant) is the same way,
        even born the same year.

  • Smiley George

    It shows their mental capacity when they say something like "imagine a world with no prisons." The so-called efficacy of the prison system serves, in reality, to save the lives of her and her friends. Do they ever think it through and realize that the violent types they so adore would simply be executed on sight if there were no prisons? Decent people everywhere would be armed to the teeth and justice would be swift and merciless.

  • Tpartywarrior

    I remember the Marin County judge who had his head blown off by a shotgun supplied by Angela Davis. She was complicent.
    Justice was not served in her trial.

  • visitor

    One need not support Davis's political views to keep in mind two points:

    1. She received a fair trial and was found "not guilty" by a jury.
    2. She has a right to teach regardless of her political views.

    Nothing in this piece about the evils of Communism, black extremism, or Hollywood changes these two points.

    • Atikva

      "A fair trial"? Come on, Visitor, this was nothing but a legal miscarriage of justice. Such a murderous traitor should have been stripped of her nationality and of any inherent "rights".

      Naturally, she may have wished to infect our children with her totalitarian deceitful ideology, but it doesn't follow that we should have allowed our students to attend any of her classes – or placed them in a university corrupt enough to employ her. .

    • Mary Sue

      um were you reading the same article I was? The jury was CLEARLY rigged.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "2. She has a right to teach regardless of her political views. "

      The right to teach? Where did that come from?

      • EarlyBird

        My God! I actually agree with you!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "1. She received a fair trial and was found "not guilty" by a jury."

      She was tried and the prosecutor failed. We know.

  • Cassandra

    The trial was not a fair trial. She should have been found guilty and certainly should not teach . She is not a moral person.

    • visitor

      Cassandra: Under our system of justice, verdicts are decided by juries. The fact that you, a nonjuror, think she "should have been found guilty" is irrelevant. And since we have freedom of speech and of association, a person's being permitted to teach is not dependent on her political views. It never ceases to amaze me how the most vociferous self-proclaimed patriots are so eager to jettison the democratic liberties on which our founding fathers predicated our country. What part of "land of the free" do you not understand? If a leftist can be denied free speech today, what protects a conservative tomorrow? Freedom of speech includes freedom for people whose views you don't approve of.

      • Al Zanco

        Another reverse-racist heard from.

        • visitor

          How precisely is it racist to say that under our justice system, a person found not guilty by a jury is not guilty? How is it racists to say that all of us should have freedom of speech regardless of our political views?

          • pagegl

            "How is it racists to say that all of us should have freedom of speech regardless of our political views?"

            Why is it when I express my opposition to Obama's policies I am accused of being a racist? People on the left love to bandy the term about in an effort to censor anyone who does not agree with them. From that idiocy I have to believe that, for leftists, freedom of speech applies only to them.

          • visitor

            I did not call anyone a racist, but I was called a "reverse racist" for saying that leftwingers have the same rights to free speech as anyone else. Isn't saying that Davis should not be allowed to teach "an effort to censor anyone who does not agree with them"? Sauce for the goose serves for the gander. I wish conservatives were as eager to uphold the First Amendment as they are to uphold the Second. The Bill of Rights is the jewel in the crown of our liberties.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "I wish conservatives were as eager to uphold the First Amendment as they are to uphold the Second. The Bill of Rights is the jewel in the crown of our liberties."

            They are. You're simply confused about the discussion and the facts.

          • Obama Guy

            What you said is not reverse racism, simply believing in equal opportunity for all is "reverse racism" to some of these conservatives. Angela Davis is a different topic.

          • Obama Guy

            It is not your opposition to Obama, it is how you say it. Tough to know until we see what you said.

          • Mary Sue

            The jury was NOT "unbiased"

            Nowadays people are excused from a Jury if they KNOW the defendant. Somehow this didn't happen in Angela Davis' case.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "How is it racists to say that all of us should have freedom of speech regardless of our political views?"

            You're application of the statement is illogical. We're not talking about limiting anyone's right to speak. We're questioning the judgment of anyone who would hire her over the doubtless number of more qualified candidates or frankly leaving the job open until there are candidates who aren't avowed enemies of the state.

            She can talk all she wants. It's not about that and if you are genuinely confused on that point, I can guess what kind of teachers you've been exposed to. Like her.

      • Eagle

        Tell me about all the conservatives who are granted free speech and have positions on college faculties., and remember the great OJ trial ,jury verdict, free speech oh sure!

        • visitor

          I think conservatives should have free speech and positions on college faculties in subjects they are qualified to teach, just as leftists, liberals, moderates, liberatarians, and anyone else. I am for more free speech, not less.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "I think conservatives should have free speech and positions on college faculties in subjects they are qualified to teach"

            Freedom of speech has nothing to do with qualifications. You're pretty dense. And the whole discussion is about whether this freak you support is qualified to teach. You don't care about her qualifications.

      • White Hunter

        So I suppose you "respect" the acquittals of undeniably guilty Klansmen of murder by carefully picked, all-white racist juries in Alabama and Mississippi in the 1950s and '60s…?

        • visitor

          Who precisely was excluded from the Davis jury on the basis of race? I am not an expert on her trial, but as a former resident of the stateI have the impression that the prosecution had ample opporturnity to exclude for cause and that California — unlike Alabama and Mississippi in the '50s and '60s — had a reasonably fair judicial system. Unfortunately for the prosecution, the evidence was not sufficient to convince the jury that Davis had advance knowledge of what young Jonathan Jackson was going to do with her weapons or that she conspired to abet him.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Cassandra: Under our system of justice, verdicts are decided by juries."

        With respect to criminal prosecution.

        "And since we have freedom of speech and of association, a person's being permitted to teach is not dependent on her political views."

        There are no statutes opposing her, that's true. We're questioning the wisdom of those who would hire her. We're not looking to change the laws.

        "It never ceases to amaze me how the most vociferous self-proclaimed patriots are so eager to jettison the democratic liberties on which our founding fathers predicated our country. What part of "land of the free" do you not understand?"

        Criminals have a right to work and do what they want above and beyond anyone else. We can no longer discern whether or not it's appropriate to hire someone once the jury fails to deliver a guilty verdict.

        That's your logic. You're so smart. If she fails to get work as a teacher, this is proof not that more qualified people were hired but rather this is proof that right wingers have rewritten the constitution and created political prisoners out of innocent lamb terrorists.

        "If a leftist can be denied free speech today, what protects a conservative tomorrow?"

        Nobody was denied the freedom to speak. Even if she had been found guilty she still would have been allowed to speak. You're very confused.

        "Freedom of speech includes freedom for people whose views you don't approve of."

        Freedom of speech includes a whole lot of non-speaking activities in your mind.

  • Omar

    Why doesn't Hollywood produce a movie about Armando Valladares? Valladares is a Cuban dissident who was jailed from 1960 to 1982 for refusing to put a sign supporting the Castro regime at his workplace. That was an unjustified imprisonment. Valladares was a real political prisoner who became a democracy and human rights activist. After he was released, he came to the United States and worked as America's diplomatic team at the United Nations, where he exposed the Castro dictatorship's crimes against the Cuban people and its aggression against the people of the world. He also wrote a memoir, Against All Hope, which discusses about his time in prison in Cuba. To this day, the Castro dictatorship has denounced Valladares as a "liar" and a "terrorist", falsely accusing him of being a "Batista officer" (in reference to Fulgencio Batista, the autocrat of Cuba before Fidel Castro took over). That accusation is so erroneous, as the majority of Cuban political prisoners jailed by the Castro regime were also anti-Batista. But of course, Hollywood probably wouldn't care about Armando Valladares (they probably supported his incarceration) because he is pro-democracy and anti-Communist. The double standard continues.

    • Questions

      About your "double standard." In early 2011, there was a terrific movie called "The Way Home," about the true story of four escapees from a Soviet Gulag who walked 4,000 miles to their freedom. It was directed by Peter Weir ("Witness," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Master and Commander"). And Andy Garcia, a well-known Hollywood actor, directed "For Greater Glory" last year (about Mexico's Cristero War) and the anti-Castro movie, "The Lost City," in 2005.

      Maybe if you paid more attention to films, you wouldn't find this post necessary. By the way, Valladares is a hero of mine.

      • Omar

        Questions, The Lost City received mainly negative reviews from Hollywood because it is an anti-Castro film. The critics were making fun of Andy Garcia for not "showing" the role that the "poor" in Cuba "had" during the 1950s. Humberto Fontova wrote an article criticizing the film critics' bias. The link is here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/fontova/fontova56.html . The fact of the matter is that Hollywood pays little attention to the plight of Cubans living in Communist Cuba because the regime gets undeserved praise.

  • Howard Schwartz

    Just a bit of a correction. When Angela came back from Germany, she became a graduate student in philosophy at UCSD, where she studied under Marcuse, not UCLA. She got the job at UCLA a couple of years after that. She had the office two doors away from me in the basement of the Humanities library at UCSD. Two things I heard at the time: First, that she joined the CPUSA, which was at that time held in low regard by the Left and thought to be sclerotic, because it had the lawyers. Second, Marcuse was not impressed by her public pronouncements; he thought she sounded like a communist from the thirties.

  • Questions

    I long have despised Angela Davis, who from the start has been a Communist with a capital "C." I do, however, take strong issue with the title of the article. Sticking the word "Hollywood" in there may be an attention-grabbing, sock-'em-in-the-gut gesture, but it misrepresents the issue. First, the film is an independently-produced documentary, not a full-length mainstream studio feature. Second, the author gives a grand total of three celebrities who supports Davis — all of them, naturally, black. Will Smith/Jada Pinkett (married couple) and Jay Z, who's far more immersed in hip-hop than film anyway. Can anyone draw generalization based on this?

    By contrast, the new movie, "Olympus Has Fallen," none to flattering to the North Koreans (i.e., Davis' kind of people), gives a more accurate sense of today's films geared toward a broad audience.

  • BS77

    Interesting how all the super leftist "heroes" and "activists" never vote with their feet and go live in their Communist utopias like North Korea, China or Cuba….no, they stay here, live like pampered pets in academia, shopping at the mall, driving nice new cars….living like the phonies they are.

  • Dennis X

    What bullsh-t! The Black Panther Party was founded for self defense. The original name of the party was the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. They never advocated hate againts whites or anyone else, save for the racist Oakland pd.

    • Mary Sue

      however they started out, just remember, the Southern Poverty Law Center calls them a Right Wing Hate Group.

      • Dennis X

        Can I get some of what your smoking? I think your refering to the so-called new black panther party. Which the original party sued over the use of the name. Hate group, maybe, ( meaning the new group) , but right wing? Do your homework on the original Black Panthers history. They were not the first, there were groups like the Deacons for Self Denfense that were older. Notice the idea of self defense.

    • Omar

      Really? The BPP was founded for "self-defense"? Then why did they commit so many street crimes during the night? Why did they engage in so much violence and destruction? And why did they support Communist totalitarianism? Did you know that there were some BPP members who eventually rejected the group's extremist ideology. You should read the story of Tony Bryant, a Panther member who was arrested in Cuba and served 10 years in the Communist prison. When he got out, he became a Cuban dissident. That shows how horrible Communist Cuba is. As for the rest of the BPP, their goal was never civil rights. The BPP's main goal was to impose Communist totalitarianism in the United States.

      • Dennis X

        You have no clue of what your talking about. Read the original BPP history. They were not communist!!!!!! Any violence they were engaged in was directed toward the police in a manner of self defense. One members experience Cuba has noting to do with the partys platform. I'm sure you've read , right. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE. Sounds like tea baggers nowadays.

      • EarlyBird

        True fact about the Black Panthers: their organizing and openly carrying weapons was prosecuted by certain law enforcement groups, but the BP's rights as a "militia" were upheld by the USSC, and created the basis for a lot of current, modern gun laws. Put another way, the Black Panthers paved the way for a lot of our 2nd Amendment rights today.

        This Atlantic article provides a very interesting background on the matter:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/

      • EarlyBird

        True fact about the Black Panthers: their organizing and openly carrying weapons was prosecuted by certain law enforcement groups, but the BP's rights as a "militia" were upheld by the USSC, and created the basis for a lot of current, modern gun laws. Put another way, the Black Panthers paved the way for a lot of our 2nd Amendment rights today.

        This Atlantic article provides a very interesting background on the matter:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/

      • EarlyBird

        True fact about the Black Panthers: their organizing and openly carrying weapons was prosecuted by certain law enforcement groups, but the BP's rights as a "militia" were upheld by the USSC, and created the basis for a lot of current, modern gun laws. Put another way, the Black Panthers paved the way for a lot of our 2nd Amendment rights today.

        This Atlantic article provides a very interesting background on the matter:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/

      • EarlyBird

        True fact about the Black Panthers: their organizing and openly carrying weapons was prosecuted by certain law enforcement groups, but the BP's rights as a "militia" were upheld by the USSC, and created the basis for a lot of current, modern gun laws. Put another way, the Black Panthers paved the way for a lot of our 2nd Amendment rights today.

        This Atlantic article provides a very interesting background on the matter:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/

      • EarlyBird

        True fact about the Black Panthers: their organizing and openly carrying weapons was prosecuted by certain law enforcement groups, but the BP's rights as a "militia" were upheld by the USSC, and created the basis for a lot of current, modern gun laws. Put another way, the Black Panthers paved the way for a lot of our 2nd Amendment rights today.

        This Atlantic article provides a very interesting background on the matter:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/

      • EarlyBird

        True fact about the Black Panthers: their organizing and openly carrying weapons was prosecuted by certain law enforcement groups, but the BP's rights as a "militia" were upheld by the USSC, and created the basis for a lot of current, modern gun laws. Put another way, the Black Panthers paved the way for a lot of our 2nd Amendment rights today.

        This Atlantic article provides a very interesting background on the matter:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/

    • Lan Astaslem

      Tell that to Betty Van Patten, oh no, you can't – she was murdered by the savage panthers.

    • mlcblog

      I was there. They did advocate violence against Whitey constantly. They pushed hatred and acted hateful.

    • mlcblog

      I was there. They did advocate violence against Whitey constantly. They pushed hatred and acted hateful.

    • mlcblog

      I was there. They did advocate violence against Whitey constantly. They pushed hatred and acted hateful.

      • Dennis X

        you were not there and your a liar.

        • Ghostwriter

          There are reasons you like the Black Panthers,Dennis X. Most of them hated white people and moderate blacks. I wasn't even born when the Black Panthers were around,but a lot of them were involved in criminal activities. Read the REAL history before you spout more nonsense.

        • mlcblog

          I think I know where I was (yes, among Black Panthers in the Bay Area in the 1960's) and the War Resisters League and many other gatherings). Where were you?

          I know what I heard.

  • watsa46

    Hollywood can now safely move to Gaza. Extra benefits are available: They will be paid handsomely for making movies (Qatar has billions of oil and gas $ to waste) and will get free for everything else. Can't get a better deal. Then they will have an audience of more than 1.3 Billion ready believers!

    • Questions

      Did you see the anti-Islamic "Zero Dark Thirty?" "The Kingdom?" Filmmakers are doing fine here in America. Thanks for the advice, though.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Did you see the anti-Islamic "Zero Dark Thirty?"

        How was that anti-Islamic? It served the MB agenda nicely. The violent jihadis are the (expendable) pawns of jihad. The bishops, knights and royalty are far more dangerous.

  • Moishe Pupick

    M., 04/15/13

    I remember reading about the horrific murder of Judge Haley in his own courtroom 43 years ago. Angela Davis is an evil woman who has made a career of stiring up anti-American sentiment. She is a "professor" of evil Marxist b.s.

  • EarlyBird

    By God, with the help of such freedom figthers like Arnold Ahlert, and the patriot-readers here at Front Page Magazine, we might just finally some day whip those Soviets and win this Cold War!

  • theleastthreat

    If Godzilla were a Socialist, he/she/it would be cast as a hero. Hollywood is a ridiculous stereotype factory, not an intellectual enclave.

  • theleastthreat

    Insight is apparently not a Leftist virtue. And Hollywood is not an intellectual enclave.

  • edgineer1

    A- You will end up a slave unless you recognize the Communist threat.
    B-You cannot reason with Communists..

  • Joker

    A much overlooked fun fact about Angela Davis: Her brother whose name is Ben Davis was playing football in the NFL at the height of her notoriety.

  • Steven Hauptman

    Im soooo sick of people like Smith saying that we have an "African-American President"….he is (like my son) BI-RACIAL!!! He (Obama) could have used that fact to unite people. Instead he uses color as a wedge, pitting race against race. Pathetic!

    • EarlyBird

      Oh shut up, Steven. Both whites and blacks have called anyone noticeably of African descent, no matter how little, as "black" okay? Obama is hardly "pitting race against race" in any context, let alone this one.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Oh shut up, Steven. Both whites and blacks have called anyone noticeably of African descent, no matter how little, as "black" okay? Obama is hardly "pitting race against race" in any context, let alone this one."

        The POTUS is meant to represent the best in us and lead. The POTUS is not supposed to be just another cynical class warrior. In this case, he's much worse than that.

        Steven makes a very good point. Barry implied that he was a bridge builder but he's actually a class warrior. He burns bridges that he could have built stronger instead.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Oh shut up, Steven. Both whites and blacks have called anyone noticeably of African descent, no matter how little, as "black" okay? Obama is hardly "pitting race against race" in any context, let alone this one."

        The POTUS is meant to represent the best in us and lead. The POTUS is not supposed to be just another cynical class warrior. In this case, he's much worse than that.

        Steven makes a very good point. Barry implied that he was a bridge builder but he's actually a class warrior. He burns bridges that he could have built stronger instead.

  • Anthony Lee

    Pure garbage…Angela Davis was and is someone who cared about a people and their oppressed plight, which was absolutely true. She put their cause above her own safety and pursued change in a system that slaugher, via institutionalized, racism countless people of color. Called her and the Black Panthers what you want. To me, they were and always will be shining stars.