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October 17, 2013 0

New Black Panther Party Announces New Chairman, Same Hateful Message

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Hashim Nzinga (right) at 2013 Mil­lion Youth March in Harlem, NY

Malik Zulu Shabazz announced that he is step­ping down from his posi­tion as National Chair­man of the racist and anti-Semitic New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) to focus on his career as a lawyer with the Black Lawyers for Jus­tice, an orga­ni­za­tion he founded in 1996.

Shabazz made the announce­ment on the NBPP’s online radio broad­cast on Mon­day. He noted that despite leav­ing his posi­tion as National Chair­man, he will con­tinue to serve the NBPP as a “spir­i­tual guide.”

His replace­ment is Hashim Nzinga, who pre­vi­ously served as the NBPP’s Chief of Staff and has been involved with the NBPP since 1994 when he met Khalid Muham­mad and served as his per­sonal assistant.

Like Shabazz, Nzinga has a long his­tory of racism and anti-Semitism. In a June 2013 online radio broad­cast, for exam­ple, Nzinga claimed that Jews con­spire to pro­mote a neg­a­tive image of Black youth through their sup­posed con­trol of the media, stat­ing, “The Jews’ news…shows us before the world look­ing like damn fools” and called for a boy­cott of com­pa­nies that “con­tinue to help the Jews’ news make our youth look like buf­foons before the world.”

In Jan­u­ary 2010, Nzinga accused Jews of hav­ing dis­pro­por­tion­ate power over the media and enter­tain­ment indus­tries, which he asserted was achieved by exploit­ing alliances with Blacks dur­ing the Civil Rights era. Jews, he argued, “used us as can­non fire while they directed our lead­ers, they directed Dr. King, they directed the NAACP, they directed those who they control.”

Nzinga fur­ther protested what he sees as a Jew­ish monop­oly on suf­fer­ing, stat­ing, “If we men­tion our Holo­caust even the Jews get mad, but you say some­thing about their Holo­caust, they call you anti-Semitic.” Nzinga also claimed that Jews had fore­knowl­edge of Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks dur­ing a 2005 appear­ance on Han­nity & Colmes.

Malik Shabazz also announced that National Spokesman Chawn Kweli will take over Nzinga’s for­mer role of NBPP Chief of Staff. King Samir Shabazz, noto­ri­ous for rants in which he calls for vio­lence against whites and oth­ers, will remain in his posi­tion of National Field Marshall.

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April 3, 2012 0

New Black Panthers Organizing “National Day of Action” in Florida

The New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP), which offered a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man, the man who shot and killed an African-American teenager Trayvon Mar­tin last month, is plan­ning addi­tional activ­ity in Florida.

The largest orga­nized anti-Semitic and racist black mil­i­tant group in Amer­ica, the NBPP released a flyer on its web­site with a photo of Zimmerman’s face in the crosshairs. The flyer pro­motes a “National Day of Action and Absence” on April 9, call­ing for “a gen­eral strike and mass action by broth­ers and sis­ters in unity.”

Last week, the NBPP released a wanted poster with Zimmerman’s pic­ture, say­ing “wanted dead or alive.”

In a radio inter­view with the syn­di­cated radio pro­gram The Mus­lim Street, Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP National Chair­man, said his group is also plan­ning a “county-wide and state-wide defense train­ing and com­mu­nity patrols to protest against racial vio­lence and attacks” in San­ford prior to the day of action.

The events are being orga­nized under the ban­ner of Black Lawyers for Jus­tice (BLJ), Shabazz’s legal advo­cacy group. Like the NBPP, BLJ com­bines big­otry with mil­i­tant mes­sages of Black Nation­al­ism under the guise of cham­pi­oning civil rights and pro­mot­ing black pride and consciousness.

The NBPP’s Tampa chap­ter Chief of Staff, Michelle Williams, spoke on the group’s web radio pro­gram on April 2. “I am for vio­lence if non-violence means we con­tinue to post­pose a solu­tion to the Amer­i­can Black man’s prob­lem just to avoid vio­lence,” she said.

Williams added, “This could not have hap­pened in LA, because them broth­ers up there, ain’t scared to riot. This could not have hap­pened in St. Peters­burg, Florida, where the Black man over there ain’t scared to kill a cracker…If some­one put their hands on you, you bet­ter send that god­dam cracker to the ceme­tery grave.”

The Tampa chapter’s web­site describes the reward as: “NBPP $10000 Bounty for George Zim­mer­man JUSTICE!”

On the same radio pro­gram, Mikhail Muham­mad, the NBPP’s Florida rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said the group has 20 new recruits in the city of San­ford. Muhamamd pre­vi­ously told CNN, “I don’t obey the white man’s law, I don’t fol­low the Amer­i­can law…we decided to craft lan­guage to put pres­sure on the united snakes, — because these are snakes, gov­ern­ment – to arrest him because when the peo­ple find him, he may not be alive.”

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