December 05, 2023

The Black Panther’s Secret North Korean Fetish

Did you know that the Black Panther Party had a deep and long-running affection for Kim Il Sung and North Korea's 'Juche' ideology? No, neither did we...

Broken wine bottles and hypodermic needles are very effective. Pork chop and chicken bones can even be utilized as weapons. This is ‘Juche’ relying on what you have, to sustain your resistance.

Or so reads a Black Panther newspaper article from February 1970. A year earlier, the Panthers discovered the Juche Idea after Eldridge Cleaver and Black Panther Party’s (BPP) deputy minister of defense, Byron Booth, visited North Korea as delegates to the eight-day World Conference of Anti-Imperialist Journalists.