Sieze The Time is Bobby Seale’s, a longtime activist and co-founder of The Black Panther Party, riveting first-person account on the evolution of The Party as a. From the Introduction: “Seize the Time was first published more than twenty years ago. I [Bobby Seale] tape-recorded and wrote most of this book under the. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. Excellent book, provides good detailed description of key events in the Panter’s history. Written by Bobby Seale, thereby .

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I tried to fuck around and modify it. Colonel King, the commanding officer of the squadron, happened to be related to the people who owned the zeize agency, and he was threatening to put me in jail if I didn’t pay my bills.

People were living in poverty and semi-poverty. They wanted to be slick, they wanted to be pimps, they were trying to get them a piece from some of the sisters all the time.

Huey says’ Ain’t you ever heard of the 14th amendment of the Constitution of the United States? Seie of this, there are points when Seale tends to ramble a bit.

There weren’t any strings attached to the money. He didn’t know what to do.

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton by Bobby Seale

Huey had a thing about going to school. So you send four or five regular officers off the beat, young ones and old ones, and we’ll go from there. We lived in very crowded conditions with my mother’s twin sister and her son. They talked all that shit ths us stealing money and swayed the jive college intellectuals to think that we were stealing money. You have a right to observe gobby officer carrying out his duty as long as you stand a reasonable distance away Huey was running down that the law says that every man has the right to arm himself, by the Second Amendment of the jive-ass Constitution of the United States.

I said, “Yeah, there’s three or four more spots open down there. The poem was a catchy little thing, but a lot of cats were never able to explain that poem in terms of the political, social, and economic repression of black people. It was an entertainment to his mind. Sometimes I caught cats playing cards and I’d have to make them stop.


Account Options Sign in. And that’s what Kenny Freeman was trying to do, fuck over the fact that Huey will give things out. I was out with the government then and I had become very hip. Apr 20, Finooola rated it it was amazing Shelves: Allen,” I said, “because the way police departments work, half of the stuff that they get is trumped up.

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Through a knothole I saw my cousin making love with his wife. The very first day, I got tkme the cats in the room and seuze first thing I did was run down a little Black History to them. So the same thing came up on the stand, and Huey asked Olsen on the stand, “Dean Olsen, why didn’t you have me placed under arrest if you thought I had stolen the books?

It was hard, but I was able to encourage them to go and sit in the writing and reading classes that went along with the program. This is where Huey and I got this thing about cultural nationalists. The thing is to define what the f is the water.

I made a mistake in overloading myself, and I got behind three payments on the drums. Huey said, “Now, what’s the first thing we want? Some of them are wrong, some of them do illegal things maybe, deize I don’t see any reason for you railroading them.

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His father used to beat him, and one day my father left and wouldn’t work for his father any more. He shocked them because he had nerve enough to fight all of them. He was also saying, “The dude’s high, man.

Jun 11, Ian Nisbet rated it really liked it. The only people hanging on to it were Huey P. Also, since it was written differently, that means it required me to read it differently, which was difficult to get used to.

The Black Panther Party was the first group to really fight seiize modern day gun rights, particularly for African Americans in the era of Civil Rights. I hate the day. But he explained the A’s. You get one hour for lunch. This is a jive criminal investigation, and you’re not going to use them to do it! A lot of people were discussing with three or four cats in the Afro-American Association, which was developing the first black nationalist philosophy on the West Coast.


The next thing he knew, he was seeing stars. One of the things that hurt that poverty operation was that they were always trying to get the kids to do things by pulling that authoritarian stuff. We were going to kick ass that day. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. I suggested that we go up to the Cal campus because up around there they have more LP’s of T-Bone Walker, Howlin’ Wolf, and all the brothers, than they have in the regular black record shop.

One thing documented here is how the Black Panther Party was taken down by the government mainly by going after its leadership. They would come outside and think they could get around him, or start sneaking around him to try and deck him, obbby the next thing you knew, Huey would come out with a fourteen- or fifteen-inch machete and he’d be righteously trying to whip heads and cut up some ass, and he would have niggers running everywhere.

But he always had this vast ability to do things along with a proper perspective, and he could run it down and get things going. When Huey went to college, he never took over eight or nine units a semester, and he’d always make it a point to make A’s or very good grades, but he didn’t get the grades just because he was vobby for a grade in college.

What i find interesting or revealing is his struggle sekze live a revolutionaries ideal especially in terms of his cussing.