the official broadcast of the New Black Panther Party’s “Black Power Radio,” Malik Zulu Shabazz has some surprising suggestions for his listeners.
Shabazz calls upon his fellow New Black Panthers to “Build up that army” and go “to the gun range.” During the radio program, he emphasizes the need for self defense against police and non-black panthers.
“And Mister Malcolm X… The most honorable Elijah Muhammad continuously teaches us self defense. The honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey teaches us self defense, and we know, our leader and our teacher the honorable Khalid Abdul Muhammad teaches us self defense. What am I saying? Right now it’s time to build up that army. Right now it’s time for us to build up those corps, those troops. It’s time to get strong. It’s time for lifting weights and working out and going to the gun range and all of that.”
Shabazz is the former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and is also the current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice.