Sunday, March 19, 2006
'Afrikan Liberation Movement' Comes to New Orleans
The New Black Panther Party is coming to New Orleans on Friday to represent the black "masses" who have been "displaced, murdered and abandoned" by a negligent government at war with its people, the group said in a press release.
The leader of the New Black Panther Party, attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, said his group will launch a "weekend of mobilization that will give rise to a never-before-seen stage in the Afrikan Liberation Movement."
The press release describes the event as a self-help program for black people in the city where "the plot to destroy the Black civilization has continued in such a blatant and arrogant manner."
The group said its main mission is to restore the economic, educational, social and political freedom and independence of black people, and to prevent the "white takeover" of New Orleans.
"The New Black Panther Party leadership, membership and supporters have not and will not sit idly by, while our people continue to have a list of inadequately met needs," the press release said.
It also accuses the government of spreading masses of black people across the nation to unfamiliar places - a strategy intended to prevent the "aggrieved from creating coalitions and creating progressive change."