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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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March 27, 2012 0

Hashim Nzinga, New Black Panther Party Chief of Staff, Arrested on Weapons Charge

 

Update— August 30, 2013: The gun charges against Hashim Nzinga have been dropped.

Hashim Nzinga, long­time mem­ber of the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) who has a his­tory of advo­cat­ing mil­i­tant action, has been arrested and charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon, accord­ing to the DeKalb County, Geor­gia, Sheriff’s Office.

Accord­ing to the arrest war­rant, Nzinga was detained after try­ing to pawn a semi-automatic hand­gun at pawn shop. He had been con­victed last month for felony deposit account fraud.

On March 25, Nzinga announced on CNN that his group was offer­ing a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man, the man who report­edly shot and killed Trayvon Mar­tin, an African-American teenager in Florida, last month.

Nzinga reg­u­larly encour­ages mil­i­tant action as a legit­i­mate response to the ills plagu­ing the African-American com­mu­nity. Dur­ing a Jan­u­ary 2009 radio inter­view, he asserted that African-Americans must defend them­selves against per­ceived exploita­tion and oppres­sion, even if it entails resort­ing to vio­lence. “I got the right to defend my house I got the right bear arms and I got the right to pro­tect myself,” he said.

Nzinga has 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.

Nzinga’s con­spir­a­to­r­ial view of the world is appar­ent in other the­o­ries he has advanced in speeches and inter­views.  For exam­ple, he has asserted that Jews had fore­knowl­edge of Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks dur­ing a Sep­tem­ber 2005 appear­ance on Han­nity & Colmes. He has also accused “white-run” U.S. gov­ern­ment agen­cies of infil­trat­ing and plot­ting to “destroy” the NBPP.

Nzinga’s tenure with the NBPP can be traced back to 1994, when he met Khalid Muham­mad. At that time he became Muhammad’s per­sonal assis­tant, and was later appointed Chief of Staff.

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March 27, 2012 3

Online Racism and Anti-Semitism in the Aftermath of Trayvon Martin Shooting

The fatal shoot­ing of Trayvon Mar­tin, who was killed by a neigh­bor­hood watch vol­un­teer, George Zim­mer­man, has led to a flurry of racist and anti-Semitic remarks from extrem­ists try­ing to exploit the inci­dent to fur­ther their own hate­ful views. The remarks have been directed at both the vic­tim and the shooter.
White suprema­cists are furi­ous that Zim­mer­man, whose mother is report­edly Latino, is being described as a white man by the main­stream media.
An exam­ple of a Stormfront

In an arti­cle posted to the white suprema­cist Coun­sel of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens (CofCC) Web site, the author asserted, “Each time you see a ‘main­stream’ news out­let rant about the Zimmerman/Martin case…ask your­self why the media is called Zim­mer­man a white man instead of a Latino. Ask your­self if you think the story is really news or is it agitation/propaganda designed to advance a polit­i­cal agenda.”

Sim­i­larly, posters to the white suprema­cist Inter­net forum Storm­front, expressed both racist and anti-Semitic views. For exam­ple, “Thule Seeker” asserted, “[Zim­mer­man] can do us another favor by get­ting his jew-bean ass thrown in prison. Every­one always blames Whites for being racist but now the shoe is on the other foot. It will be nice for jews, beans and/or jew­beans to see one of their own go to prison for the very thing that us Whites are always accused of.”

Another Storm­front mem­ber, using the name “Richard Nixon,” wrote: “The anti-white Jew media will still try to spin this in an anti-white angle. And, of course, Blacks will find an excuse to riot, loot, a [sic] wreak over­all havoc.”

On yet another white suprema­cist forum, Van­guard News Net­work, “Craig Cobb” wrote, “Ha ha the lying media calls a pos­si­ble jew spic mix a ‘white’ just like the annual DOJ UNi­form Crime Report files do! Prob­a­bly in about 10 more years George Zim­mer­man will be as White in Amer­ica as it gets–like our elite ver­sion of an Ice­landic pale blue eyed plat­inum blonde.”

Some white suprema­cists, while describ­ing Zim­mer­man in racist terms, lauded him for killing a black teen. On Storm­front, “Thin White Duke” argued, “Zim­mer­man should be praised as much as any mes­tizo in Amer­ica should. Putting white nation­al­ism aside for a moment, this man removed a vio­lent per­son from a neigh­bor­hood vol­un­tar­ily. If only we had more whites patrolling our neigh­bor­hoods and keep­ing the negroes in check like this mes­tizo did.”

Another Storm­front mem­ber, “Ref­er­ence,” asserted, “Let’s don’t get bogged down in Zimmerman’s eth­nic­ity. Zim put down negri­tude while his neigh­bor ran into the house, locked the doors and called 911 — a com­pletely use­less neigh­bor IMO.”

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