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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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