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August 29, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
In a fiery and emotional mix of religious and political fervor, Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton was eulogized Monday as complex man whose life should inspire the struggle for freedom and equality and whose death should inspire a battle against hopelessness and drugs. At a funeral service attended by about 2,000 mourners, ex-Panthers and preachers alike railed against characterizations of Newton as a drug-addicted criminal.
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January 19, 1995 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Old radicals don't die, they just get recycled as pop imagery. In the 1970s, the bearded and bereted Che Guevara graced a poster that was de rigueur for campus lefties' dorm rooms. More recently, the mark of Malcolm X turned up as the logo on a baseball cap. Now, with the Melvin and Mario Van Peebles film "Panther," at least two stage works and a number of books and articles on the Black Panthers due out this year, Huey P.
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NEWS
April 6, 1986 | United Press International
Huey P. Newton and two officers of an inner-city youth program launched 13 years ago have been named in a civil complaint alleging assets of the organization were diverted for personal use. State Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp filed the complaint in Superior Court, naming the former Black Panther leader, his ex-wife, Gwen Newton Swackhamer, and Mark Alexander--all former officers and directors of Educational Opportunities Corp.
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October 10, 1991 | Associated Press
A 27-year-old Oakland man described as a small-time drug dealer was convicted Wednesday of killing Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton to gain standing with a prison gang. Tyrone Robinson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Newton, who was shot in the head three times near a West Oakland crack house on Aug. 22, 1989. Sentencing was set for Nov. 25.
NEWS
November 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Oakland Municipal judge, rejecting a claim of self-defense, ordered Tyrone D. Robinson to stand trial in the Aug. 22 curbside killing of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. The ruling by Judge George Nelson came at Robinson's preliminary hearing, where the alleged prison gang member claimed that he killed Newton in self-defense.
NEWS
September 26, 1989
Ex-convict Tyrone Robinson, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton on Aug. 22. Oakland Municipal Judge Horace Wheatley set Nov. 17 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether Robinson will be bound over to Alameda County Superior Court for trial. Alfons Wagner, Robinson's lawyer, told reporters that he was having difficulty getting information on Newton's violent past.
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | From Times wire services
About 1,000 mourners jammed a Baptist church for funeral services "of celebration" today for Huey P. Newton, black radical of the 1960s who police believe was slain by a young crack dealer in a street confrontation. "We celebrate his homegoing not as a thug, not as a criminal but as a member of the Allen Temple Baptist Church," a speaker said to vigorous applause from the audience as he introduced the Rev. J. Alfred Smith, who presided over the service.
NEWS
August 22, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN and VALARIE BASHEDA, Times Staff Writers
Huey P. Newton, a leading proponent of African-American militancy in the 1960s and a co-founder of the radical Black Panther Party for Self Defense, was shot three times in the head and killed early this morning in a West Oakland neighborhood plagued by violence and crack cocaine.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1995 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Old radicals don't die, they just get recycled as pop imagery. In the 1970s, the bearded and bereted Che Guevara graced a poster that was de rigueur for campus lefties' dorm rooms. More recently, the mark of Malcolm X turned up as the logo on a baseball cap. Now, with the Melvin and Mario Van Peebles film "Panther," at least two stage works and a number of books and articles on the Black Panthers due out this year, Huey P.
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Admirers of Huey P. Newton filed slowly though a mortuary Sunday and paid respects to the Black Panther leader slain in a drug-ridden neighborhood. "He instilled the blackness in black," said Norma Corman, 38, one of hundreds of people who waited quietly in a three-block line under sunny skies to attend the daylong public wake for Newton.
NEWS
November 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Oakland Municipal judge, rejecting a claim of self-defense, ordered Tyrone D. Robinson to stand trial in the Aug. 22 curbside killing of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. The ruling by Judge George Nelson came at Robinson's preliminary hearing, where the alleged prison gang member claimed that he killed Newton in self-defense.
NEWS
September 26, 1989
Ex-convict Tyrone Robinson, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton on Aug. 22. Oakland Municipal Judge Horace Wheatley set Nov. 17 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether Robinson will be bound over to Alameda County Superior Court for trial. Alfons Wagner, Robinson's lawyer, told reporters that he was having difficulty getting information on Newton's violent past.
NEWS
September 1, 1989 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
More than 5,000 demonstrators protesting the slaying of a black teen-ager in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn and the killing of former Black Panther leader Huey Newton in Oakland closed the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday, but were thwarted by police when they tried to march on City Hall. As the marchers, carrying twin coffins and chanting: "No Justice, No Death," were met at the Brooklyn end of the bridge by a massive outpouring of police, violence broke out.
NEWS
August 29, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
In a fiery and emotional mix of religious and political fervor, Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton was eulogized Monday as complex man whose life should inspire the struggle for freedom and equality and whose death should inspire a battle against hopelessness and drugs. At a funeral service attended by about 2,000 mourners, ex-Panthers and preachers alike railed against characterizations of Newton as a drug-addicted criminal.
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Admirers of Huey P. Newton filed slowly though a mortuary Sunday and paid respects to the Black Panther leader slain in a drug-ridden neighborhood. "He instilled the blackness in black," said Norma Corman, 38, one of hundreds of people who waited quietly in a three-block line under sunny skies to attend the daylong public wake for Newton.
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | From Times wire services
About 1,000 mourners jammed a Baptist church for funeral services "of celebration" today for Huey P. Newton, black radical of the 1960s who police believe was slain by a young crack dealer in a street confrontation. "We celebrate his homegoing not as a thug, not as a criminal but as a member of the Allen Temple Baptist Church," a speaker said to vigorous applause from the audience as he introduced the Rev. J. Alfred Smith, who presided over the service.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Three armed ex-convicts, including a reputed cocaine dealer, were arrested near where Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton was killed, but Oakland police Thursday steadfastly denied a published report that the men are suspects in the shooting. The men were arrested within 14 hours of Newton's slaying early Tuesday on suspicion of being ex-convicts in possession of firearms, but Oakland Police Sgt. Dan Mercado said they had not been linked to the former black militant's death.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | Associated Press
A 27-year-old Oakland man described as a small-time drug dealer was convicted Wednesday of killing Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton to gain standing with a prison gang. Tyrone Robinson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Newton, who was shot in the head three times near a West Oakland crack house on Aug. 22, 1989. Sentencing was set for Nov. 25.
NEWS
August 26, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC and MARK STEIN, Times Staff Writers
A man arrested Tuesday night during an unrelated traffic stop has admitted shooting Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton to death during an argument over cocaine, police said Friday night. Investigators said Tyrone Robinson, 25, who has an extensive criminal record that includes a robbery conviction in 1985, killed Newton early Tuesday in an effort to advance his position in the Black Guerrilla Family, a narcotics distribution gang.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Three armed ex-convicts, including a reputed cocaine dealer, were arrested near where Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton was killed, but Oakland police Thursday steadfastly denied a published report that the men are suspects in the shooting. The men were arrested within 14 hours of Newton's slaying early Tuesday on suspicion of being ex-convicts in possession of firearms, but Oakland Police Sgt. Dan Mercado said they had not been linked to the former black militant's death.
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