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July 15, 2013 0

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 0

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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June 25, 2013 2

King Samir Shabazz, NBPP National Field Marshal, Arrested On Weapons Charge

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King Samir Shabazz

Update: New Black Pan­thers Respond To King Samir Shabazz’s Arrest

New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) National Field Mar­shal King Samir Shabazz was arrested on June 20 in New York City for car­ry­ing a loaded, unli­censed firearm and the ille­gal wear­ing of body armor.

Shabazz, who has a tat­too on his face that reads “Kill Whitey,” is cur­rently being held on $75,000 bail and will appear in Man­hat­tan Crim­i­nal Court on June 26. The NYPD stopped Shabazz on his way out of a NBPP meet­ing about the group’s planned “Mil­lion Youth March” 15th anniver­sary rally, which is sched­uled take place in Harlem on Sep­tem­ber 7.

Two days after Shabazz was arrested, the NBPP held a “Stop the Attack on the Mil­lion Youth March: Free King Samir Shabazz Sup­port Rally” at Sylvia’s Restau­rant. Accord­ing to the NBPP web­site, the rally included New York City Coun­cil­man Charles Bar­ron and Pro­fes­sor Leonard Jef­fries of the City Col­lege of New York as keynote speakers.

Known for his rants that call for vio­lence, Shabazz has pub­licly stated that NBPP mem­bers should press their uni­forms so the crease could “cut that cracker’s throat in half and watch his head roll down the street.” In an August 2012 NBPP online radio broad­cast, he went on a vicious tirade describ­ing white nurs­eries and churches as legit­i­mate tar­gets for bombing.

The NBPP describes Shabazz’s arrest as an “attempt to stop the major orga­niz­ing efforts of the Mil­lion Youth March 15 year anniver­sary and slow down the progress of the pro­duc­tion of Black nation­al­ism.” They call on all “oppressed dark peo­ple of the planet” to “fight the efforts of the white dev­ils and Black Sam­bos by any means.”

Shabazz, whose real name is Maruse Heath, was pre­vi­ously arrested and released in 2008 for dis­or­derly con­duct after he and oth­ers inter­rupted a rally in Atlantic City. In 2009, Shabazz was impli­cated in a U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice suit after a voter intim­i­da­tion inci­dent  while he was head of the NBPP’s Philadel­phia chapter.

Shabazz is not the first NBPP leader to be arrested for weapons charges in recent years. In March 2012, Hashim Nzinga, NBPP Chief of Staff, was arrested and charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon after try­ing to pawn a semi-automatic handgun.

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