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October 17, 2013

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

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

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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