UPDATE: Reparations ‘By Any Means’ Group Connected to Nation of Islam, New Black Panther Party
Big League Politics can report that Black Empowerment, the group photographed holding signs demanding slavery reparations “by any means” and seeming to threaten “an eye for an eye and a life for a life”, is connected to the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party, and Black Lawyers For Justice.
On Black Empowerment’s website, most of its promotional materials contain the logos of the three radical groups, including on its poster advertising the slavery reparations protest.
Next to Black Empowerment’s logo on the promotional poster for the event is the logo for the Black Lawyers for Justice, a radical law firm that represented Khalid Abdul Muhammad, a radical black nationalist who called Jews “blood suckers” and the Pope a “no-good cracker”. Muhammad repeatedly denigrated Jews, Catholics, and homosexuals, and was condemned by resolutions in the House and Senate. Muhammad was considered so radical he was disavowed by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, prompting Muhammad to become involved in the New Black Panther Party.
Interestingly, the founder of Black Lawyers for Justice is Malik Zulu Shabazz, who also led the New Black Panther Party until 2013.
To the right of the Black Lawyers for Justice logo is the New Black Panther Party logo. The New Black Panther Party, though no longer led by Shabazz, previously used the term “a life for a life” when offering a $10,000 bounty for the citizens arrest of George Zimmerman in 2010. Party members were also accused of participating in voter intimidation and shouting racial epithets outside polling stations in 2008.
Additionally, Micah Xavier Johnson, who ambushed and shot multiple police officers in Dallas in 2016, had liked several New Black Panther Party social media presences and engaged with their content.
The Nation of Islam, a radical black nationalist organization that shares a similar ideology to neo-Nazi organizations, is seen on the bottom right corner of the poster. The Nation of Islam and its leader, Farrakhan, have repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments, with Farrakhan comparing Jews to “termites” during a public speech last year. Farrakhan has also previously praised Adolf Hitler, calling the dictator “a very fine man.”
Interestingly, Shabazz, The New Black Panther Party, and the Nation of Islam are all supposed to be separate groups with their own goals. In fact, the New Black Panther Party started after a schism with the Nation of Islam over Muhammad’s horrifically anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and homophobic comments, yet all three were essentially listed as sponsors of this protest group.
It should also be noted that multiple Hollywood celebrities and various Democrat presidential candidates are all calling for slavery reparations, while apparently ignoring the anti-Semitic protesters joining in their call using slogans that seem to have strikingly violent undertones.
Big League Politics contacted Black Empowerment for comment on its seemingly violent slogans and did not receive a response.