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. 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
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