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March 27, 2014 3

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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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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September 13, 2013 2

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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