Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Q&A with Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 2:35 PM

click to enlarge Elaine Brown at Philander Smith College - JAMES MURRAY
  • James Murray
  • Elaine Brown at Philander Smith College

Elaine Brown, former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, appeared earlier this month for a lecture as part of Philander Smith College's "Bless the Mic" series. Times contributor James Murray caught up with her to get her thoughts on the legacy of the Panthers, current social justice movements, the state of black America and a few Arkansas related topics.

Part One:

Part Two:

Tags: , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

  • City residency for employees back before Little Rock City Board

    August 27, 2016
    The Little Rock City Board agenda session Tuesday includes a proposal to provide a cash incentive for new city employees to live in the city. /more/
  • Philander opens African art collection

    September 3, 2015
    Optometrists' gift valued at nearly $1 million /more/
  • Kanis Bash 2015 and a Q&A with Black Horse

    May 18, 2015
    Kanis Bash is an annual fundraiser for Little Rock's Kanis Skate Park, featuring live music, art, merch, skateboarders and food. It started six years ago when finances became tight for a group of locals that had been volunteering their own money, time and services to maintain the free DIY community skate park. This year’s Bash attracted skaters, artists and fans from over a dozen states. /more/
  • North Little Rock cop highlighted by Killer Mike on CNN

    May 7, 2015
    Atlanta rapper Killer Mike appeared as a guest on CNN yesterday and held up North Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman (who he discovered on Instagram) as an ideal example of how officers can involve themselves positively in their respective communities. Norman appears in the segment as well to explain his approach and comment on recent events. /more/
  • Arkansas's new anti-gay law forgets history

    February 26, 2015
    It turns back the clock on civil rights. /more/
  • A Q&A with Talib Kweli

    January 26, 2015
    Talib Kweli appeared in Little Rock in November to give a lecture as part of Philander Smith College's Bless the Mic series. Times contributor James Murray spoke to him afterward to get his thoughts on voting, racism and current trends in hip-hop. /more/
  • A Q&A with Alexander Jones of Bombay Harambee

    January 16, 2015
    With a brand new cassette-only release and a full-length LP on the way, Little Rock band Bombay Harambee is about to have a busy year. Members include Spaceman Dave on bass, Jason Griswold on drums, Alexander Jones on vocals and guitar and Trent Whitehead on guitar and vocals. /more/
  • A Q&A with David Slade of American Princes

    January 5, 2015
    I’ve followed the musical career of David Slade since 1994, when I saw him in a band of young upstarts called Halo 8 at a Fresh Blood Night show at Vino’s Brewpub (before they even added the Brewpub part). I think they also opened for one of my first bands. He’s been one of the forces behind American Princes, along with Matt Quin, from their beginning in 2001. /more/
  • Philander Smith College names Roderick Smothers new president

    October 1, 2014
    Philander Smith College, a historically black college in Little Rock, has hired its 14th president. Roderick Smothers, currently vice president of advancement at Huston-Tilloston University, succeeds Johnny Moore, who resigned abruptly earlier this year. /more/
  • A Q&A with the creators of 'Choice: Texas,' a video game about reproductive justice

    August 8, 2014
    While the recently released PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles dominate video game news coverage, one of the most groundbreaking games of the year is a free-to-play browser game: "Choice: Texas." The game is a choose your own adventure story following five women handling unexpected pregnancies in Texas, the developers’ home state and a “Grade: F” state for women seeking access to abortion. /more/
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by James Murray

Readers also liked…

  • Staff Picks: Netflix and Chill, Benji's pasta fresca, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more

    The podcast Design Matters, published by Design Observer, is celebrating its 10th year and they are revisiting some of their best episodes from the last decade. I just finished this week's replay of the interview with the Scottish born illustrator Marion Deuchars. At the end of the wonderful interview, her two young sons are invited into the studio near where they pitch in some of their own thoughts on art and, in particular, drawing in the art books their mother created for children and adults.
    • Aug 28, 2015
  • Guest Mix: Rural War Room

    World wide weird duo Rural War Room (Donavan Suitt & Byron Werner) is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting and production here in Little Rock and abroad. RWR Radio on KABF 88.3 FM (10 p.m. Tuesdays or anytime on their website), features the duo alternating records in an effort to surprise one another.
    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Your new flags of Little Rock

    BRASHER: Hello Arkansans, this is the first piece from us, Brasher and Rowe and we are some dudes who work in downtown Little Rock and we eat lunch and just talk about all the exciting things around here.
    • Sep 18, 2015

Most Shared

  • World leaders set to meet in Little Rock on resource access and sustainable development

    Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
  • Tomb to table: a Christmas feast offered by the residents of Mount Holly and other folk

    Plus, recipes from the Times staff.
  • Fake news

    So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
  • Reality TV prez

    There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
  • Arkansas archeologist does his job, is asked to leave

    Amid Department of Arkansas Heritage project.

Visit Arkansas

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

Magness Lake, in Heber Springs, is a magnet for swans

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation