Not only was the group known for their military style stance, it also instituted community health programs and fed 10,000 kids a day as a part of their Free Breakfast for Children movement. And keep in mind, this isn’t the only militia to challenge the government–take a look at this year’s un-protested Oregon standoff over fair sentences for arson. So what, might you ask, is wrong with Queen B’s support of the long-dissolved Black Panther alliance?
The event page tries to explain their reasoning with questions. “Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement?” Absolutely not, if the law enforcement in question practices equality. “Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified?” While the organization did go against the government’s ways in the 1960’s, it was in response to inequality. Their agenda was for fair treatment.