Power to the people no delay

from Public Enemy – Fight The Power Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The slogan “Power to the People” has been used in a wide variety of political contexts, though Chuck is probably thinking here of its use by the Black Panthers

Original Panther leader Bobby Seale looked back on the group’s legacy in 1996 and explained the central place “power to the people” had in the group’s thought:

They came down on us because we had a grass-roots, real people’s revolution, complete with the programs, complete with the unity, complete with the working coalitions, we were crossing racial lines. That synergetic statement of “All power to all the people,” “Down with the racist pig power structure” — we were not talking about the average white person: we were talking about the corporate money rich and the racist jive politicians and the lackeys, as we used to call them, for the government who perpetuates all this exploitation and racism

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