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Morning Start: The Black Panthers’ central guiding principle was an “undying love for the people”

Your morning start for Monday, June 8, 2020

Good morning party people! It’s supposed to rain all week. Happy Monday!

Fun Fact of the day: The Black Panthers’ central guiding principle was an “undying love for the people.”

The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, otherwise known as the Black Panther Party (BPP), was established in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The two leading revolutionary men created the national organization as a way to collectively combat white oppression. After constantly seeing black people suffer from the torturous practices of police officers around the nation, Newton and Seale helped to form the pioneering black liberation group to help build community and confront corrupt systems of power.

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In case you missed it: Former Kelowna Rocket speaks out about racism in Canadian hockey, society

Amid worldwide discussions on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, a former Kelowna Rockets goaltender took to social media to share his experiences with the racism embedded in the culture of Canadian hockey.

Michael Herringer was a goaltender for the Rockets of the Western Hockey League from 2014 to 2017 before moving to the University of Regina. Born in Haiti, Herringer was adopted at 14 months old by a family in Courtenay, B.C., and currently lives in Victoria.

On Friday, June 5, Herringer shared a personal account of the racism he’s experienced in Canadian hockey and broader society in a post to Instagram.

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Daniel Taylor
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