“Sell Out” Is Sometimes Too Mild A Phrase
The Huey P. Newton Foundation seeks to keep alive the teachings of the deceased Black Panther Party co-founder by reprinting his writings and promoting the Party’s platform online. Former Party leader David Hilliard and Newton’s widow, who run the foundation, have come up with particularly unsavory way to profit from the name of a dead man. They intend to release a “Revolutionary Hot Sauce” bearing Huey’s likeness. They also want to trademark the phrase “Burn Baby Burn” and use it as a marketing slogan. That sound you hear is Huey (a communist who spent several years in exile in Cuba) spinning in his grave.