(L-R) NBPP Nat'l Minister of Culture Zayid Muhammad, Olinka Green holding the mic and seated is Krystal Muhammad, another hard driving sister who leads the Houston chapter of the NBPP.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Her Name is Olinka Green, and she is a leader in the Dallas, TX chapter of the New Black Panther Party. She is an organizer, communications officer, field marshal, fundraiser, and a straight up sister soldier! This revolutionary sister is someone you should know. If something goes down, you want her on your side. And if something has gone down, she is down to ride! She is a representative of the emerging new leadership of the Black liberation struggle and I spoke with her May 24 at the 2009 Black Power Conference.
Ashahed M. Muhammad: In your view, looking back on history, what has been learned from the Black Power Movement of the ‘60s that is now being re-visited and with this Black Power Movement be different?
Olinka Green: I think what is going to be different is that we have a blueprint for what to do and what not to do. The situations that those brothers and sisters were dealing with back then were different from what we are dealing with. They did not have the technology, they did not have Twitter or FaceBook, or e-mail, blogs and cable television. If something is happening in our community, we now have the ability to shoot it across the wire. Back then if something happened to Huey (Newton) in Oakland, it didn’t get to other places until later on. So technology is totally different.
Ashahed M. Muhammad: I see…
Olinka Green: Police brutality has not changed, but we are doing something that our brothers and sisters did not have the technology to do. Another thing that we have that they did not have, we have strong Black bold lawyers like Atty. Malik Zulu Shabazz, who is not only articulate but he will tear them a new one. We had people like Thurgood Marshall, he was good but he wasn’t a warrior. We have more resources, we have more educated Black people. We just have the whole gambit.
Ashahed M. Muhammad: Go further into that.