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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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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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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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