Former Black Panther Party Members Will Speak On the “Misunderstood History” of the Black Panther Movement

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Events Previews Former Black Panther Party Members Will Speak On the “Misunderstood History” of the Black Panther Movement STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:14 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy On Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Black Panther Party members Henry “Hank” Jones and Gene Washington will speak on what they feel is the misunderstood history of the Black Panther movement and the free programs the movement provided which benefited local communities.Jones had been a community organizer before he joined the Black Panther Party in San Francisco/Oakland. Washington joined the party in 1970 and worked with the liberation schools and black student unions in south L.A. They believed in the Panthers’ social programs; the Free Children’s Breakfast Program (something similar now exists in schools all around the nation), free medical clinics, free schooling, free clothing, and “decent” housing, which were all part of the Black Panther’s Ten Point Plan.The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was a revolutionary political organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966 in Oakland, California. The party was active in the United States from 1966 until 1982, with chapters in numerous major cities, and international chapters in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and in Algeria from 1969 to 1972.At its inception on October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party’s core practice was its armed citizens’ patrols (“copwatching”) to monitor the behavior of officers of the Oakland Police Department and challenge what they saw as police brutality in the city.In 1969, a variety of community social programs became a core activity.The Party instituted the Free Breakfast for Children Programs to address what it viewed as “food injustice,” and community health clinics for education and treatment of diseases including sickle cell anemia, tuberculosis, and later, HIV/AIDS.The Party’s history is controversial. Scholars have characterized the Black Panther Party as the most influential black movement organization of the late 1960s, and “the strongest link between the domestic Black Liberation Struggle and global opponents of American imperialism”.Other commentators have described the Party as more criminal than political, characterized by “defiant posturing over substance”.This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Hastings Ranch Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. For more information call (626) 744-7262 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/library. Community Newslast_img read more

West Babylon Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 83-year-old Lindenhurst woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in West Babylon on Monday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Amelia Couvertier was trying to cross Great East Neck Road when she was hit by a Toyota making a left turn from Montauk Highway at 3:20 p.m.Couvertier was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was later pronounced dead.The driver, 73-year-old Carol Lawrence of North Lindenhurst, was not injured.First Squad detectives impounded her car and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not been interview to call them at 631-854-8152.last_img read more

Millennials needed at front line of credit union movement

first_imgThe way in which the world accesses money is on the brink of change. By 2030, 2 billion people without a bank account today will store money and make payments on their phones, according to the 2015 Gates Annual Letter. During this shift, millennials (defined as anyone born from approximately 1980–2000) will carry the bulk of responsibility to accelerate the credit union movement. As early adopters, they are the ones evoking the “disruption” in the first place:A Scratch study found that 73% of millennials would be more excited about a new financial service offer from Google, Amazon, Apple, Paypal or Square than from their own bank.Fifty-two percent of millennials rank far above or above average as early adopters of technology.In addition, the world’s 2.5 billion millennials are currently experiencing some of the biggest transitions of their lives. Their financial needs are transitioning as they leave school, change employment or make larger purchases like a car or home. This generation will soon become the future financial services business’ largest source of revenue. For these reasons, millennials need to be at the front line of promoting credit unions’ unique ability to meet their transitional needs.But how can they if they don’t know what credit unions are?This is why World Council began a global networking initiative called weCU2, which connects millennials, technology experts and credit unions under one digital hub. Michael Mori, a millennial research fellow for the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, recently explained on a weCU2 interview that credit unions are a “natural” place for millennials to bank, but many don’t use them because:1)    They don’t know about credit unions;2)    They don’t understand their social value; and3)    It’s easy to use the same bank account their parents set up for them earlier in life.In other words, once millennials start careers, set up account(s) and become more financially stable, enticing them to switch becomes much, much harder. So, what’s the difference?“None of the big banks have made a public shift from selling credit to empowering human endeavor,” says Scratch Executive Vice President Ross Martin.Credit unions can empower young adults in ways never seen before; but they need to effectively communicate how they are different from banks. Investment in innovation and communicating the credit union difference to millennials must be top priorities. 130SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Timmins Sarah is a passionate communicator, sociology-driven digital fanatic. She’s a millennial who began her career after graduating from UW – Madison by developing online communication strategies for the TechStars company, … Web: www.woccu.org Detailslast_img read more

Govt to sell Jiwasraya assets, including Jakarta mall, to pay back creditors

first_imgArya added that personal assets from those who allegedly took part in the Asuransi Jiwasraya corruption case would not be available for sale unless there was a court ruling to that effect.“If the suspects lose at the District Court, maybe they will appeal to the Supreme Court, and this process may repeat itself several times,” he said. “It can take two to three years to reach a court ruling.”The government, therefore, had decided to sell Jiwasraya’s assets in advance to repay customers’ claims because a legal decision would take a long time, Arya said.Read also: Jiwasraya’s losses from investing in questionable stocks reach Rp 13tPreviously, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seized Rp 13.1 trillion worth of assets from six suspects in the alleged corruption case of PT Asuransi Jiwasraya. The AGO has confiscated jewelry, land certificates, vehicles, coal and gold mines and even captive Arowana fish from the six suspects.The suspects include PT Asuransi Jiwasraya’s former finance director, Harry Prasetyo, its former director, Hendrisman Rahim, and its former investment and finance head, Syahmirwan. (eyc)Topics : The State-Owned Enterprises (SEO) Ministry plans to sell State-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya’s assets, including a shopping mall and a collection of mutual funds in an effort to pay clients’ claims.The ministry’s spokesperson Arya Sinulingga said it would start selling the assets once the Jiwasraya taskforce in the legislature agreed to the plan.“We are going to make an insurance holding company, and it can buy Jiwasraya’s office so that the assets stay within SOEs,” he said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com. Cilandak Town Square (Citos), a shopping mall in South Jakarta, is also going to be offered for sale. Arya said that the mall would be sold for between Rp 2 trillion (US$136.2 million) and Rp 3 trillion but that no bidders had yet appeared.Read also: No talks on a bailout for Jiwasraya, audit agency saysHe added that the ministry would prioritize other state-owned enterprises in buying the assets. However, interested state-owned enterprises would need to offer competitive prices as the ministry would not sell the assets below market price.Jiwasraya was investigated for corruption and asset mismanagement after the insurer failed to pay out more than Rp 16 trillion to its customers in matured insurance policies as of January.last_img read more

Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians

first_imgThe Gunners chief will be joined in north London by his footballer son (Picture: Getty)Arsenal appear to have signed technical director Edu’s son, Luigi Gaspar, from Corinthians after the Brazilian sent the teenager a message on Instagram all but confirming the move.The 15-year-old has been part of the youth set up at Corinthians since he was eight years old, though does not have a contract with the Brazilian side and is free to join Arsenal for nothing.Corinthians will, however, be entitled to 1% of future transactions involving Luigi, as per FIFA’s rules regarding the transfer of young players. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 31 Jul 2019 12:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.3kShares Edu will be delighted that his son is joining him at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)He is now expected to join up with Arsenal’s academy and becomes the second Brazilian to swap South America for North London this summer, with Edu having also snapped Gabriel Martinelli in a £6m deal from Ituano.Arsenal have had a busy summer transfer window, signing William Saliba and Dani Ceballos on loan, while they are expected to announce the £72m arrival of Nicolas Pepe imminently and also want a centre-back and left-back.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians Advertisementcenter_img Comment Luigi confirmed he was leaving Corinthians on social media (Picture: Instagram / @luigi.gaspar)Luigi posted a lengthy farewell message in Instagram, saying: ‘It was a pleasure to play for Corinthians, where I’ve won many titles.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’ve grown as person to be who I am today. My heart is black and white.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEdu replied to the message, writing in response: ‘Now it is time for a new challenge. I am waiting for you, I am sure you will be a hit here!’Luigi has built a good reputation at Corinthians in the youth teams and scored a vital, table-topping goal earlier this summer as the Under-15 side beat Santo Andre 2-0 back in June. Advertisementlast_img read more