Saturu Ned, then known as James Mott, joined the Black Panther Party in May of 1968 in Sacramento California while attending Sacramento City College. Saturu was a member of the ‘Lumpen’, the Black Panther Party singing group. A book was written by Professor Ricky Vincent called “Party Music” the untold story of the Lumpen and their influence on the Black Power Movement. Dr Saturu was a teacher at the award-winning Oakland Community School and Learning Center that was started and run by Black Panther Party Members. He has appeared on numerous television and video productions, radio, print, and online publications. He continues to work in the interest of the community as an Educator, Innovator, and a Survival Program Architect.