The New Black Panthers’ much-heralded “National Day of Action and Unity” came to pass this Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. As the Party’s spokesman Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz (aka Paris Lewis) said: “We must have justice, or else!” According to their website, these marches and protests were planned for “Over 60 cities in America, Africa and Worldwide…” They elaborated:
April 23rd, 2011 we are taking vigilantly to the streets, police stations, projects, courthouses, State Capitols, houses of racists, morgues, jails and anywhere our people can be found and the fight can be found for justice! We will rattle the enemy and those who are asleep to show and prove the world we are wide-awake!
We are grassroots activists, youths, residents, union members, community residents, spiritual people, revolutionaries and freedom fighters who have decided to take a stand together April 23rd. The call of Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz has resonated with the disillusioned all over the earth…
Therefore, our demand is an immediate, non-negotiable demand for Power, Human Rights, Freedom, Justice, Equality and Self Determination for Black Peoples. Our demand is for a Nation and world of our own, with Africaas our Free and Independent motherland. All of the above must be achieved by any means necessary.
This was apparently an incredible event. Speeches by famous black radicals marked the event Nationwide, inspiring chants from the teeming proletariat there to share their outrage.