It's important now to remember that black communities are still being left behind. What the Black Panther were doing was providing meals, education, and health services to under served communities. They were policing the police, making sure that cops in their neighborhoods couldn't randomly kill black people out on the streets. They were making their own communities better by standing up for equality and freedom and what was right.
Of course, for this they were demonized. Nobody wants to hear about the good you're doing if you're disrupting the status quo. Disinformation campaigns, arrests, and murders did their job in shutting it down. But you can't stop a movement forever.
Our world's grown smaller. Social media has joined us is a way never before possible. We can all see what's happening to our neighbors, and we can all stand up for what's right. It doesn't just have to be the Black Panthers by themselves. It doesn't just have to be Lemonade. This is about all of us, and if you don't see it, yet, you will. This boat is too small to pretend we're in it alone.