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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 notes that its members hold black supremacist religious views.
The Million Youth March was subsequently named an annual event.
King Samir Shabazz, a former Nation of Islam member and head of the New Black Panther Party's Philadelphia chapter, has a long history of confrontational racist behavior.
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.
He stated his beliefs that the rich white families of Duke had placed political pressure on the investigation and forced the charges to be dropped.
S.-based ethnic political organization founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1989 which promotes Black Nationalism.
As of 2009, the NBPP claimed a few thousand members organized in 45 chapters, while independent estimates by the Anti-Defamation League suggest that the group is much smaller but is nevertheless able to attract a large turnout of non-members (some of whom may not even realize what this group actually stands for) to its events by focusing on specific issues of local interest.
The New Black Panther Party provoked a melee outside Congresswoman Cynthia Mc Kinney's campaign headquarters after she lost a Democratic primary election to her opponent, Hank Johnson.
The NBPP's Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, had been acting as security detail for Mc Kinney when he physically attacked reporters, calling them Jews and insisting that they must focus on Hank Johnson rather than on Mc Kinney, since Johnson, he alleged, was a "Tom." In a subsequent appearance on the Fox News Channel program Hannity & Colmes, Nzinga defended these actions.
He accused his interviewers of being part of a "Zionist" media complex bent on defaming African Americans and, by extension, the New Black Panthers.
Despite its name, the NBPP is not an official successor to the Black Panther Party.