Elaine Brown is a former leader of the Black Panther Party, as Minister of Information and Chairman. She is author of A Taste of Power (Pantheon, 1992) and The Condemnation of Little B (Beacon Press, 2002). A Taste of Power was optioned by HBO for its miniseries The Black Panthers, which is slated for 2015 production. Elaine is presently co-authoring For Reasons of Race and Belief, The Trials of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) with Karima Al-Amin (for 2016 publication by Lawrence Hill Books), and she is completing the non-fiction book Melba and Al, A Story of Black Love in Jim Crow America (for 2016 publication by Feminist Press). She is the editor of Messages to Our Brothers and Sisters on the Other Side of the Wall, a collection of autobiographical essays by black prisoners in New Mexico, published by the New Mexico Department of African American Affairs (2007).