I like Barack Obama.
I always tried to raise money for the Black Panthers through business schemes.
The first African-American leader was Dr. Martin Luther King.
Fox News never calls up Bobby Seale to articulate a stance in opposition to right-wing conservatives. To me, giving the New Black Panthers a platform on Fox is a subtle tactic to scare people.
I have quite a few good friends in Philadelphia who were police officers.
I’d have no trouble being the barbecue kingpin of America. I’d just add it to all the other things I am: jazz musician, carpenter, architect, engineer and revolutionary.
I’m a progressive. The progression has to be manifested in a new direction in policies and legislation.
The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn’t want to give a long dissertation.
I’m going to have to call up Spike Lee. I did a cameo for him in ‘Malcolm X,’ and I’m trying to get him to do my life story and the history of the Black Panther Party.
You can’t call yourself a university and exclude whole ethnic groups.
I think the American Dream should be about a greater progressive legislation that allows for what I call a necessary future world of cooperational humanism.
I am not a hoodlum. I’m a community organizer.
Electoral politics was always an objective of the Black Panther party, so Barack Obama is a part of what we dreamed and struggled and died for.
To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital.
I’m still a political revolutionary. The fire never went out of me, but perceptions and realizations change.