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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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April 9, 2012 2

Terry Jones Latest Extremist Threatening to Join Fray Around Trayvon Martin Case

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Terry Jones, pas­tor of the Dove World Out­reach Cen­ter, a vir­u­lently anti-Muslim, anti-gay apos­tolic church based in Gainesville, Florida, has joined the grow­ing list of extrem­ists who are enflam­ing the sit­u­a­tion sur­round­ing the shoot­ing death of Trayvon Mar­tin by George Zim­mer­man in San­ford, Florida.

Jones announced in a press release that he would hold a rally in front of the Semi­nole County Cour­t­house on April 21 in sup­port of “the Con­sti­tu­tional Rights for George Zim­mer­man and Treyvon [sic] Mar­tin” because “Amer­ica is being cor­rupted, con­trolled, and manip­u­lated.” Martin’s fam­ily and their sup­port­ers are demand­ing that police arrest Zim­mer­man, who is allegedly in hid­ing due to threats made against him after the shooting.

Other extrem­ists have also announced that they will go to San­ford in the wake of the shoot­ing. In a post­ing to their Web site, the National Social­ist Move­ment (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi group in the coun­try, claims that they will carry out armed patrols in San­ford to pro­tect local white cit­i­zens from alleged “racial vio­lence” tak­ing place there. San­ford police, how­ever, have denied that the neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets there.

The NSM asserted in the same Web post­ing that they are tak­ing action in response to the activ­i­ties of the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP), which offered a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of Zim­mer­man. The NBPP has also pro­moted a num­ber of other activ­i­ties in San­ford since the shoot­ing, includ­ing a “National Day of Action” and com­mu­nity patrols “to protest against racial vio­lence and attacks.”

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