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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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