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Good Hair Gone Bad
Martin Luther King, Jr.




This project is a tribute to the people and movements that make Oakland one of the most interesting places in the United States. It provides information, locations, video, audio, and links for a number of historical and educational sites that represent self-determination throughout Oakland.


We use the revolutionary evolution of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense as the underpinning of our Oakland tour. The Oakland founded group had many community successes and were part of a rich multi-ethnic legacy of Oakland residents who demanded better [or other] for themselves and their community..and in a number of cases achieved their objective[s].

Our tour is not a typical one. It digs deep into the past and present to unearth the eclectic cultural and artistic spirits that surround you as you walk the many neighborhoods of Oakland. The locations are not those of celebrity and fame. They are the everyday locations where history was [and is] being made by everyday people who chose [and choose] to do extraordinary things.


Though there is an organization currently using the name of the Black Panthers, they are in no way associated with the original party in spirit nor in action. Click here to see a CNN interview with Black Panther Party for Self-Defense co-founder Bobby Seale who explains the drastic difference between the groups and that the "new" BPP dishonors the work and motivations of the original organization. The new BPP refused to be interviewed with Mr. Seale during this interview although they were invited. You should also take note that the new party doesn't have the full name nor the same 10-point platform. In addition, please read the formal statement from the Huey P. Newton Foundation disavowing any connection between the New Black Panther Party and the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

"We don't hate nobody because of their color. We hate oppression." Bobby Seale [1967]
"All Power to All the People"
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

It is our proud pleasure to have promotional support from Marcus Book Store. They are providing space for us to have an on-site display to help promote this effort in Oakland. As they are the oldest Black owned book store in the country, we couldn't be more excited to be connected with such a legendary establishment. Please support them and your local book store.

If you live in a community that doesn't have a book store, organize a book sharing program yourself, or maybe through your local community center, school, or block association. Ask others, they might have information and/or ideas that could help.

"A community that reads is a community that thinks."

We are supported by Gifts From Deez Hands, which is a small, independent company that sells a wide variety of products representing positive Black cultural images and education. We'd love for you to support her, the other people mentioned on this tour and all companies/organizations that presents and supports positive Black culture.
click here to go to the Gifts From Deez Hands page


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