Remembering the Golden Age Of Hip Hop. Spoken word collective The Last Poets release their debut recording. Mixing politically conscious poetry with music, it later is lauded as an early progenitor of hip-hop.
This excellent documentary just aired on Independent Lens last night. It mentions that 245 of the 290 COINTELPRO actions were against the Black Panthers. You can watch the whole film here for a limited time.
It is unfortunate about what has happened to innocent citizens trying to follow a law and maintain order. However, protestors are now starting to talk about police brutality and are commenting on their force and how they treat protestors. Some of the nonviolent protestors have recently spoke up about their experiences and are trying to protest against it. I think that this would be beneficial in stopping these actions happen.