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Malik Zulu Shabazz in Pittsburgh
02/22/2005
On Thursday, February 18th, black seperatist Malik Zulu Shabazz of the "New Black Panther Party" spoke at CMU.

Members of the original black panther party denounce the New Black Panther Party[2]. According to the Huey Newton Foundation, there is no New Black Panther Party. According to a statement released by the foundation, the New Black Panther Party stands in opposition to everything that the original party stood for.

Shabazz drew a large crowd of attendees and was also met by a large protest.  Some protested Shabazz's anti-Israel stance, others wanted to affirm "unity and diversity" at CMU.

Rustbelt Radio covered the various events that day. 

[ rustbelt coverage | full audio (ogg vorbis) | transcript ]

Update: The following week, Ashanti Alston, black anarchist and a member of the original Black Panther Party spoke in Pittsburgh.  His lecture talked about liberation and anarchism, unlike the nationalist and religious rhetoric of Shabazz.

Ashanti Alston lecture | Q&A with Ashanti Alston ]


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