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The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP) is the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist Black militant group in America. Since October 2013, Hashim Nzinga, who previously served as the group’s Chief of Staff, has led the group.
By taking on racially-charged issues, the NBPP has received national media attention for its efforts, garnered some support from prominent members of the African-American community, and attempted to attract followers. The group's demonstrations, conferences, and other events often blend inflammatory bigotry with calls for violence, tarnishing its efforts to present itself as a responsible voice that addresses concerns in the African-American community.
The group often attracts attention for its threats against police, which the NBPP views as culpable for Black suffering in the U.S. Most recently, the group made several threats against local law enforcement in response to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
The NBPP's divisive positions have been condemned by members of the original Black Panthers. Co-founder Bobby Seale believes that the NBPP has “hijacked our name and are hijacking our history.” David Hilliard, a former Panther and executive director of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, has said that the racism that the group “espouse[s] flies directly in the face of the Black Panthers' multicultural ideology and purpose.” The NBPP continues to use the Panther name and logo in spite of a permanent injunction prohibiting them from using either, which the original Panthers obtained in May 1997.