New Black Panther Party

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New Black Panther Party
Full Name: New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Alias: New Black Panther Party
The New Panthers
Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Foundation: 1989
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas, United States
Commanders: Khalid Abdul Muhammed (former)
Hashim Nzinga (temporarily)
Krystal Muhammed
Malik Zulu Shabazz (former)
Agents: Samir Shabazz
Micah Xavier Johnson
Quanell X
Kémi Séba
Goals: Total separation of the white and black races (ongoing)

The New Black Panther Party is a US militant black supremacy group that takes their name from the original Black Panther group of the Civil Rights era - however they do not share any of the former group's philosophy and are renounced by the Black Panthers as a dangerous hate group who have forgotten that the aim of the original Black Panthers was to improve the lives of African Americans, not simply to "hate the white man".

The New Black Panther Party has also gotten in trouble for intimidating voters, one of their members was found holding a weapon at white voters and stating "you going to be ruled by a black man" - many African-American organizations also do not accept the New Black Panther Party as a legitimate organization, comparing them to white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

The NBPP has strong connections to the Nation of Islam, as many of its members are current or former members of the NOI.


The New Black Panther Party identifies with the original Black Panther Party and it claims to uphold its legacy. It also says that many others see the organization similarly. The NBPP is largely seen by both the general public and prominent members of the original party as illegitimate. Huey Newton Foundation members, containing a significant number of the original party's leaders, once successfully sued the group; their ultimate objective in doing so—to prevent the NBPP from using the Panther name—appears to have been unsuccessful. In response to the suit, Aaron Michaels branded the original Panthers "has-been wannabe Panthers", adding: "Nobody can tell us who we can call ourselves."

Although the NBPP says it sees capitalism as the fundamental problem with the world and revolution as the solution, the new party does not draw its influences from Marxism or Maoism as the original party did. Instead, it promotes the Kawaida theory of Maulana Karenga, which includes black unity, collective action, and cooperative economics. The NBPP says it fights the oppression of black and brown people and that its members are on top of current issues facing black communities across the world. Also, it notes that not all of its members are members of the Nation of Islam, although the group acknowledges universal spirituality practices within the organization.

Over time, many groups subscribing to varying degrees of radicalism have called for the "right to self-determination" for black people, particularly US blacks. Critics of the NBPP say that the group's politics represent a dangerous departure from the original intent of black nationalism; specifically, that they are starkly anti-white, and also antisemitic. The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the NBPP as a black separatist hate group and says that its leaders "have advocated the killing of Jews and white people."