Richard Aoki is an example of a great man who deserves more respect and recognition than he has received thus far. I was recently able to watch a documentary on the man and became much more informed on the black panther party as a whole, as well as gaining information on the source of many of the arms in the beginning of the black panther movement, a gathering of friends (hint Japanese guy).
Aoki grew up in Oakland near Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. As a result of that and his natural disposition toward exuberance and action against social injustice, the three got along well, among others whose names I'm not completely sure of. Richard Aoki (which may mean blue tree, but could have a host of other meanings, ranging from relation to soul to a home or possibly ship or home ground trait) is a man worthy of study. I might take it up if I have the opportunity.