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August 16, 2013

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

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

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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