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August 16, 2013 0

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Lends Support To New Black Panther Party

Jack­son, Mis­sis­sippi, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is the lat­est pub­lic fig­ure to lend sup­port to the New Black Pan­ther Party’s (NBPP) upcom­ing Mil­lion Youth March in Harlem.

On the New Black Pan­ther Party’s (NBPP) online radio pro­gram on July 31 pro­mot­ing the march, Lumumba men­tioned that he learned from Dr. Khalid in the past, pre­sum­ably refer­ring to Khalid Abdul Muham­mad, the vehe­mently racist and anti-Semitic for­mer leader of the NBPP.

An image of Lumumba claim­ing he “proudly sup­ports the Mil­lion Youth March” is being pro­moted by the NBPP on their web­site and social media as well.chokwe-lumumba-new-black-panther-party-mayor-jackson

Lumumba has been involved in NBPP events over the years, includ­ing as a speaker at NBPP con­fer­ences in Atlanta in 2009 and 2010, as a speaker at an event titled “A Call for Rev­o­lu­tion” in New Orleans in March 2006, and as co-convener of the NBPP’s Mil­lion Youth March in New York in 2003.

The NBPP, the largest orga­nized anti-Semitic and racist black mil­i­tant group in Amer­ica, is also pro­mot­ing sup­posed endorse­ments from other pub­lic fig­ures, celebri­ties such as Nick Can­non and Erykah Badu, as well as some busi­ness leaders.

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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