Black Panther Party Launches Label, Clothing Company

The Black Panther Party has launched a record

label, Black Panther Records, which focuses on putting out socially conscious

rap music.

The party aims to spread their message via rap

Oakland rap group F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S, who released their album All Of Us. F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S

stands for The Future Under the Guidance of True Individuals Who Visualize Every


The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland

during the turbulant 1960's The Panthers by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. The

group served as a revolutionary counter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message

of non-violence.

In addition to the record label, the Black Panther

Party has a clothing with Panther slogans and images as well as a software company,

that is compiling almost 13,000 pages of Panther newspapers into volumes.

Seale, the co-founder of the group, recently

moved back to Oakland and is working on a revised edition of his cookbook, "Barbeque'n

with Bobby Seale," as well as taping a cooking show for public television.