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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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July 15, 2013 0

New Black Panthers Claim Support From Nick Cannon, Others In Entertainment And Business

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New Black Pan­ther Party posts videos of alleged sup­port from Nick Can­non and Mic­a­hel V. Roberts for Sep­tem­ber “Mil­lions For Trayvon” march.

The New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP), the largest orga­nized anti-Semitic and racist black mil­i­tant group in Amer­ica, has posted video clips of well-known pub­lic fig­ures in the enter­tain­ment and busi­ness worlds appar­ently express­ing their sup­port for their upcom­ing Mil­lion Youth March in Harlem.

Through its web­site and social media plat­forms, the NBPP is pro­mot­ing videos of enter­tainer Nick Can­non and St. Louis real estate and media mogul Michael V. Roberts invit­ing peo­ple to the Sep­tem­ber 7 march.

While it is unclear if Can­non or Roberts real­ize the event is spon­sored by the NBPP, Can­non tells view­ers “It’s going down in Harlem Sep­tem­ber 7th, the Mil­lion Youth March is com­ing together…Let’s go.” Roberts states, “I’m here to sup­port the Mil­lion Youth March. It’s com­ing up very soon and it’s going to be extremely important.”

Can­non is shown being inter­viewed by NBPP’s National Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, who has a long his­tory of anti-Semitism.

Addi­tion­ally, the NBPP is claim­ing the sup­port of Leon Goodrum, a busi­ness­man who owns a num­ber of McDon­alds fran­chises in Atlanta. The group even uses the McDon­alds logo with Goodrum’s pic­ture on its list of sup­port­ers, which is ironic since the NBPP’s National Chair­man Malik Zulu Shabazz has referred to such com­pa­nies as “blood­suck­ers” that the NBPP will seek finan­cial endorse­ments from and “then when they help us, we still gonna turn on them like a Black Dober­man Pinscher.”

Another suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man the NBPP adver­tises as a sup­porter is Comer Cot­trell, the entre­pre­neur who founded Pro-Line Haircare.

The Sep­tem­ber rally will com­mem­o­rate the 15 year anniver­sary of the first Mil­lion Youth March, which ended with a melee between New York City police offi­cers and demon­stra­tors when police attempted to shut down the rally at the 4 p.m. deadline.

In the after­math of the ver­dict in the George Zim­mer­man trial, the NBPP has begun pro­mot­ing the Sep­tem­ber 7 rally as “Mil­lions for Trayvon,” call­ing the event a “Mas­sive Post Ver­dict National rally to Sup­port Trayvon Mar­tin and Black Youth” that will “shut down New York.” The rally is part of a larger week­end of events that the NBPP is refer­ring to as the “National Black Fam­ily Con­ven­tion” (Sep­tem­ber 5–8).

In 2012, the New Black Pan­ther Party infa­mously offered a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man with a wanted poster with a photo of Zimmerman’s face in the crosshairs.  The NBPP’s Florida rep­re­sen­ta­tive has called Zim­mer­man “a wicked white beast” and claimed “his father is a Jew, he’s a no good Jew.”

By tak­ing on racially-charged issues under the guise of cham­pi­oning civil rights, the NBPP has, at times in the past, received national atten­tion for its efforts, gar­nered some sup­port from promi­nent mem­bers of the African-American com­mu­nity and attracted fol­low­ers. The group’s demon­stra­tions, con­fer­ences, and other events often blend inflam­ma­tory big­otry with calls for vio­lence, tar­nish­ing its efforts to pro­mote black pride and consciousness.

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July 1, 2013 0

New Black Panthers Respond To King Samir Shabazz’s Arrest

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Photo from Shabazz’s Face­book profile

Fol­low­ing the arrest of New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) National Field Mar­shal King Samir Shabazz for allegedly car­ry­ing a loaded, unli­censed firearm and ille­gally wear­ing body armor, the NBPP is claim­ing that Shabazz’s arrest is part of an “onslaught of attacks against the New Black Pan­ther Party…to derail the upcom­ing Mil­lion Youth March 15 year Anniversary.”

The “mas­sive rally,” planned for Sep­tem­ber 7 in Harlem, is part of a larger event (Sep­tem­ber 5–8), which the NBPP is call­ing the “National Black Fam­ily Convention.”

On July 1, the group plans to hold the “Stop the Attack on the Mil­lion Youth March: Free King Samir Shabazz Sup­port Rally” at Sylvia’s restau­rant in Harlem. Accord­ing to the NBPP web­site, the event will fea­ture New York City Coun­cil­man Charles Bar­ron and Pro­fes­sor Leonard Jef­fries of the City Col­lege of New York as keynote speakers.

In a recent online radio broad­cast, National Chair­man Malik Zulu Shabazz told Jerry Jack­son, Chief of Staff of the NBPP’s Philadel­phia chap­ter, to refrain from rhetoric call­ing for vio­lence after Jack­son, in a dis­cus­sion about King Samir’s arrest, stated, “it’s a good day to slap a cracker. It’s a good day to put a cracker in your trunk!”

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Photo from Shabazz’s Face­book profile

Despite Malik Zulu’s Shabazz’s attempt to have NBPP lead­ers “say less than what you think,” he has not made any effort to curb their egre­giously racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric. In the very next NBPP online broad­cast, National Chief of Staff Hashim Nzinga claimed that Jews con­spire to pro­mote a neg­a­tive image of Black youth through their sup­posed con­trol of the media.

Nzinga stated, “We don’t own the Jews’ news, and the Jews are not the friends of the African in Amer­ica.” He con­tin­ued, “the Jews’ news…shows us before the world look­ing like damn fools.” Nzinga explained that this will be a theme for the rally in Sep­tem­ber, dur­ing which the NBPP will call on its sup­port­ers to boy­cott the com­pa­nies that “con­tinue to help the Jews’ news make our youth look like buf­foons before the world.”

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