Black Panther Power was envisioned by CEO and founder, former member of the original Black Panther Party Saturu Ned, aka James Mott, during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, CA.
Black Panther Power, a Black Panther apparel and retail company, will address conditions of the community and create a stable foundation for development by putting 100% of sales revenue into the Knowledge to the People Fund. This fund will support the basic needs of the people who reside in communities that are without an economic infrastructure or foundation. We call these projects modern day Survival Programs. This is an unprecedented launch of a socially responsible company whose sole purpose is to stabilize and rebuild communities.
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Promoting positive Community Self-Sufficiency and Economic Growth
Saturu Ned, also known as James Mott, joined the Black Panther Party in May of 1968 in Sacramento, CA while attending Sacramento City College. Saturu remained a member of the Black Panther Party from 1968-1983 to usher in a new era of community self-reliance thru the implementation of 63 model programs (Survival Programs) based on the 10 point platform and program of the Black Panther Party. These programs developed a foundation of stability by meeting the basic needs of the community through the participation of its residents that would eventually lead to economic stability and freedom within their own neighborhoods. The Breakfast and Lunch for school children, the W.I.C. program (women and infant children) the First Senior Housing in America, Free Health Clinics, mass grocery giveaways, the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation are some of the 63 documented community survival programs.
Saturu was also a member of the Black Panther Party singing group called the “Lumpen”. A book was written by Professor Ricky Vincent called Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music about the untold story of the Lumpen and their influence on the Black Power Movement. Saturu was a teacher at the award winning Oakland Community School and Learning Center that was started and run by Black Panther Party Members. The School won an award in 1974 for “educational excellence” from the California State Legislature in Sacramento.
Saturu has appeared on numerous television, video, and radio productions and in print and online publications. He is currently working on his autobiography Full Circle.
As co-founder and CEO of the Knowledge to the People Fund, a fund designed to meet the needs of members of the community, Saturu continues to work in the interest of the people as an Educator, Innovator, and A Survival Program Architect. The goal is to reestablish the connection of the proven process and application of creating self-sufficiency, self-determination and economic freedom for ourselves, families, friends and our communities. This embodies the ideology and practice of Real Power to the People implemented by the original Black Panther members.