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August 15, 2014

New Black Panthers Inflame Michael Brown Incident In Missouri

The leaders of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP), the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist Black militant group in America, traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, inflaming the already tense situation following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police.black-panther-nzinga-shabazz-ferguson-missouri

The NBPP’s leadership, including Chairman Hashim Nzinga, Chief of Staff Chawn Kweli, and former Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz arrived in Ferguson earlier this week and held press conferences, set up a “field legal office,” and interacted with the victim’s family, protesters and law enforcement.

Statements from NBPP leaders prior to and during their presence in Ferguson  have featured calls for violence against police. Shabazz wrote on Facebook yesterday that if the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown is not released, he will release the officer’s name and address to “give the demonstrators a clearer target.”

Kweli posted a statement on Facebook on August 10 that read: “IF NEED BE PUT AS MANY AGGRESSORS IN THE COFFINS THEY PICKED OUT FOR YOU IN SELF DEFENSE…IF YOU DIE, DIE LIKE A WARRIOR.”

Nzinga addressed the NBPP on the August 11 online broadcast of Black Power Radio titled “Murder In Missouri- Michael Brown And Blood Thirsty Pigs- The Battle Is On!” Nzinga claimed that white Americans are committing “genocide” against Black males: “The Black male is being exterminated…The ones who are not being exterminated, they’re pushing them to be gay and fags so they won’t be productive on reproducing babies. This is about genocide.”

Nzinga injected anti-Semitism into the discussion, blaming the recent incident on the supposedly Jewish-controlled media. “Jews’ media and the Jews’ TV, they have made it look like we’re the villains of America…” said Nzinga. He also blamed violence in Chicago on Mayor Rahm Emanuel who he described as “a Jew, and that Jew is a master at propaganda.”

Additionally, Nzinga described support the NBPP has received from St. Louis based media and real estate mogul Michael V. Roberts. “Our billionaire friend Mike Roberts, I’ve been on the phone with him all week. He will be bringing us in again,” said Nzinga.

Kweli, the host of the often racist and anti-Semitic Black Power Radio, expressed similar sentiments to Nzinga’son the August 11 broadcast, describing police actions in the aftermath of the shooting in Fergusonas “state-sponsored terrorism against our people” and as “a war.”

In the same broadcast, Shabazz suggested the next tactic for police in Ferguson is to set up concentration camps. “The SWAT team is out and all the plans and the plots of the concentration camps are out,” he said.

The NBPP commonly takes on racially-charged issues under the guise of championing civil rights as they also did in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin incident. 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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March 27, 2014

New Black Panther Summit Attracts Support from Diplomats, Academics

2014 NBPP SummitDespite the New Black Panther Party’s (NBPP) overt platform of anti-Semitism and racism, the group’s upcoming “Dignity Summit” has attracted support from diplomats, academics and business leaders, who reportedly will be speaking at the events.

The NBPP claims that among the foreign representatives speaking at the March 28-30, 2014 Summit in Atlanta are Gandy Thomas, the Consul General of Haiti in Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle, the Consul General of the Bahamas in Atlanta, and Daniel Agyekum, the former Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana (though the NBPP’s promotional materials do not indicate he is no longer Ambassador).

According to the program of events, there will also be presentations by Professor Leonard Jeffries of the City College of New York, Professor Akinyele Umoja of Georgia State University, Professor Jacob Savage of Alabama A&M University, real estate and media mogul Michael V. Roberts, and editor-in-chief of Hip Hop Enquirer Magazine Dennis Byron.

By tak­ing on racially-charged issues under the guise of cham­pi­oning civil rights, the NBPP, which is led by Hashim Nzinga, has received national atten­tion for its efforts, gar­nered some sup­port from promi­nent mem­bers of the African-American com­mu­nity, and attracted fol­low­ers. The group’s events often feature inflam­ma­tory big­otry coupled with calls for vio­lence, tar­nish­ing its efforts to pro­mote black pride and consciousness.

In recent installments of the NBPP’s online radio broadcast promoting the Summit, NBPP National Chief of Staff Chawn Kweli referred to Jews as the “Synagogue of Satan,” employing a phrase commonly used by the Nation of Islam (NOI) and the title of a viciously anti-Semitic book published by the NOI. Kweli praised NOI leader Louis Farrakhan for his “war on the Synagogue of Satan” and encouraged “anybody righteous” to engage in this war.

In last week’s radio broadcast, Kweli also alluded to the NOI’s Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, stating “the so-called Jews…don’t want their hands to be exposed in terms of their role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade,” and continued, “They don’t want you to talk about your enslavement…and how the blood-sucking capitalist jewelers and others have benefited from our mishaps.”

Kweli then interviewed Ashahed Muhammad, Assistant Editor of the NOI’s Final Call newspaper and author of The Syn­a­gogue of Satan, which claims that the world is being manip­u­lated and cor­rupted by Satanic pow­ers led by Jew­ish elites. The book, which has been heav­ily pro­moted by the NOI since 2005, features a foreword by Malik Zulu Shabazz, then National Chairman of the NBPP.

After profusely praising Muhammad and his book, Kweli asked Muhammad what motivated him to write the book to which Muhammad responded with the following reasons: “the battle with the so-called Jews on campus,” Jewish organizations’ “awesome control of public knowledge,” and the “controlled media” that allegedly portrays the African-American community in a negative light.

Continuing to invoke anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about supposed Jewish control, Muhammad described African Americans as being “hoodwinked and bamboozled by the Zionists” who “have to be exposed and uncovered because as long as they are allowed to continue to lie and influence so many people with their lies, they stop us from unifying.”

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September 13, 2013

New Black Panther Party Rally Features Elected Officials, Anti-Semitism

The 15th Anniversary of the New Black Pan­ther Party‘s (NBPP) Million Youth March rally in Harlem on September 7 featured public figures as well of its usual brand of racism and anti-Semitism.malik-zulu-shabazz-john-liu-million-youth-march

In publicly available videos of the weekend’s events, NBPP National Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz used at least one anti-Semitic slur and singled out supposedly Jewish-owned stores for a boycott. In typical Shabazz fashion, he stated, “If I had it my way, we would blackout and boycott every bloodsucker on 125th Street and start with these so-called Jewish owned diamond stores.” He then went into a call-and-response with the audience where he called out repeatedly, “Shut ‘em down!”

Shabazz also spoke out against integration (saying he doesn’t want to see Black and white youth holding hands), stop-and-frisk, gentrification in Harlem, sexual abuse within the Black community, and the George Zimmerman verdict, engaging in another call-and-response with the audience, in which he asked what Zimmerman’s sentence should have been, and the audience responded over and over: “Death!”

In an unannounced appearance, NYC Comptroller and then mayoral candidate John Liu was welcomed to the NBPP’s stage where he did not object to being introduced as a “supporter of the Million Youth March.” Liu told the audience that it was “great” to see so many in attendance and that it “means a lot.”

While it is not clear if Liu was aware of the NBPP’s history of egregiously anti-Jewish rhetoric and calls for violence against white people, the LGBT community, law enforcement, and other groups, Liu concluded his stump speech with more praise for the movement. He said, “This Million Youth March is not just for today. It’s for everyday because every day we got to think about the changes that we need, and what each and every one of us individually can add to the movement that will one day, hopefully soon, bring about the change we need.”

During Liu’s remarks, he also mentioned that he was the only mayoral candidate to attend the NBPP’s August 26th “NY Mayoral Candidates Forum,” and that he was embarrassed, not for himself, but for the other candidates who did not show. In promotional materials, the NBPP claimed Liu, Anthony Weiner, Bill Thompson, and Bill De Blasio were all confirmed to attend, but apparently it was only Liu who attended.

NYC Councilman Charles Barron, who openly maintains close ties to the NBPP and other hate groups, also made an appearance at the Million Youth March. While he focused his remarks on U.S. intervention in Syria, he also employed harsh anti-Israel rhetoric, alleging, “Israel uses gas and chemical weapons on the Palestinians. You want to bomb somebody, bomb Israel.”

The Million Youth March had endorsements from other public figures. These included such notables as Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi, entertainer Nick Cannon, and St. Louis real estate and media mogul Michael V. Roberts, but it does not appear that any of them attended.

The Million Youth March, advertised simultaneously as the “National Black Family Convention,” a rally for Trayvon Martin (“Millions for Trayvon”), and a protest against U.S. intervention in Syria, appears to have been largely a bust. Promoted for months as a “massive rally” which the party claimed would include “at least 50,000” supporters marching through the streets of Harlem, the rally received almost no media attention and appears to have attracted only a few hundred supporters and onlookers.

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