NBPP HISTORICAL BRIEFING

AARON MICHAELS NBPP FOUNDER

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New Black Panther Party History From The Founder-2014:

In September 1987, after the “crack cocaine” epidemic had become rampant in

black neighborhoods across this country; a group of individuals from the

community came together in Dallas, Texas to take back a family home from drug

dealers in south Dallas. Thomas Muhammad (a community organizer) who was

a former member of S.N.C.C. (The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee,

as a young man) and a resident of south Dallas, decided to become personally

involved with helping the elderly grandmother to re-take the family home from her

grandson and drug dealers who had taken the home to sell drugs, and put her

outside to live.

Muhammad called on then City of Dallas Councilwoman Dianne Ragsdale, and

some of the members of the T.P.O.A. (Black Police Officer’s Association); he


also called on Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price-Host of “Talk Back-

Liberation Radio” and his producer and On-Air Personality Aaron Michaels to


help out with the occurrence and the planning phases of how they would deal

with the event.

After a few days of conducting surveillance on that area of the community;

Muhammad, Ragsdale, Price and Michaels decided on direct confrontation with

the drug dealers, which would include the help of city services. The City of

Dallas nor the Dallas Police Department (at that time) would comply with helping

the residents of that community unless they had direct evidence that these

individuals were involved; which meant that the community was still on its own in

terms of getting rid of the drug dealers.

Everyone decided to ask all those involved too take a chance and confront the

drug dealers to see what would happen... This direct action became the template

for ongoing of what would become known as the weekly “Drug and Thug Patrols”

which were created for south Dallas County, every Friday night and Saturday

morning this group of individuals would go down and take back their community,

thereby reducing drug dealing in that community. Code Enforcement and several

other “take back the community organizations”, especially southern Dallas

County Neighborhood Watch Groups, working together.

After dealing with drug dealers in south Dallas, the efforts of the group started to


focus on other institutions (especially Media Outlets) that portrayed African-

American’s in poor taste and with biased opinions were targeted.


It was at that time, the same individuals started to take on the ABC Affiliate

(WFAA Channel 8) for their negative portrayal of African-American women giving

birth at the County Hospital. Aaron Michaels who had been doing research on

the “Black Power Movement” of the 60’s and the FBI’s Counterintelligence

Program (code named COINTELPRO) for the “Talk Back-Liberation Radio Show”

began to ponder the question of “WHAT IF”... What If the Black Panther Party


Movement, had never been interrupted by the COINTELPRO Program and had

been allowed to evolve into the new millennium?

Aaron sought out many of the former “Black Panther Party for Self-Defense”

members, and was instructed on what had happened to their movement from the

60’s... Aaron took this information and began to formulate the idea that the

ideology of the “Party”, should have at least survived the may-lay and that with a

fresh outlook on the new identity of black people in this country, he would help

re-write the basic platform and resurrect the now defunct Black Panther Party.

The year was 1988, and we were having great success with the picket’s at the

local news media outlets and decided that the Dallas police officers who were

assigned to come to those pickets were being very disrespectful and were

attacking and being abusive on a weekly basis to those picketer’s; so Aaron

decided to create the Black Panther Party and recruit member’s from the picket

lines that everyone had been attending over the past year.

By 1995 the NBPP had garnered so much attention from the press concerning

their tactics for carrying rifles and shotgun’s at the “drug and thug patrols”, and

for threatening to defend themselves from police brutality and attacks that like

their predecessors they became the new target of the FBI and many other U.S.

Intelligence agencies.

Later a member of the Nation of Islam, named Khallid Abdul Muhammad was


expelled from the “N.O.I.”; because of his open views issues in the African-

American community, the Pope and several other white European’s.


Muhammad was introduced to Aaron Michaels, after his expulsion from the

N.O.I. 

Khallid loved the approach that the NBPP was using too thwart its enemies with

the possible use of heavy artillery !!!

So he asked Michaels to start doing his personal security whenever he would

come to town; Muhammad loved the NBPP so much and what they were doing

that he began to talk all over the country concerning what these ladies and

gentlemen were accomplishing.

After Khallid Muhammad went to California and spoke at an open event in

Riverside, and an attempted assassination occurred to him in Riverside; after this

event in Muhammad’s life there seemed to be tension between he and the Nation

of Islam at that time... So Muhammad came to Dallas, Texas to recuperate after

he was shot by staying at friends home’s and wanted Aaron Michaels and the

New Black Panther Party to make sure that no one knew where he was and

another attempt on his life would not occur (at least not in Dallas, Texas).

DR KHALID ABDUL MUHAMMAD

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Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad BLACK POWER GENERAL National Chairman New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) 1998-2001 

 

 

Born January 12th, 1948 Houston, TX Ascended February 17, 2001 Marietta, GA 

 

• THE EARLY YEARS 

 

Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad, born Harold Moore, Jr. by his parents, blessed this earth on January 12th, 1948 in Houston, Texas. He was the second? of six children to the late Harold Moore, Sr. and Lottie B. Moore. His Aunt Momma Carrie Moore Vann in Houston, Texas reared him. 


 Upon graduating high school, our bold and shining Black prince won a scholarship Dillard University in Louisiana to pursue his degree in theological studies. At this time he ministered at Sloan Memorial Methodist Church. While at Dillard University young Khallid first heard Minister Louis Farrakhan, the National 

Muhammad was appointed National Spokesman and Representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan, following in the footsteps of Minister Farrakhan and Malcolm X. At other points he also served the posts of Southern Regional Minister, Minister of Mosque #7 in Harlem, New York City, and National Assistant. A true Pan Afrikanist, Minister Khallid Muhammad has traveled on research and fact-finding missions to Kemet (Egypt), Jerusalem, South Afrika and throughout the African sub continent. He made his sacred pilgrimage to the Holy City, Mecca, numerous times. He has earned the title El Hajj Khallid Abdul Muhammad. 


Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad was the creator and founder of The New African Cultural Holiday alternative to Thanksgiving called "GYE NYAME (G-NY-MAY). Black youth and "gang" members loved Dr. Khallid. You have heard this dynamic soldier on rap albums from Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Sista Souljah, X-Clan, Public Enemy, Scar-Face, Shaquille O'Neill, Erica Badu, Lauren Hill, Dead Prez, Capone N' Noriega and the Black Lyrical Terrorist. Dynamic fiery, explosive, electrifying, spellbinding! He has fired up and inspired audiences at over 100 universities in the United States, Africa, Europe and the world. He spoke at many churches and served as a minister at the 1st Afrocentric Temple in Atlanta, Georgia before his transition to the ancestors.  

 

DR KHALID MUHAMMAD & THE NBPP

 

1998 Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad led an armed militant group of New Black Panther members into Jasper Texas to chase out the Klu Klux Klan who were making a mockery of the beheading and dragging death of brother James Byrd. On Sept 5th, 1998 He was the convener of the Million Youth March Black Power Rally, held on Malcolm X Blvd in New York. With the help of the December 12th Movement, the Million Youth March won historic legal battles against the racist Guiliani administration over free speech "constitutional rights". The Million Youth March went forward the streets of Harlem were flooded with throngs of Black youth and people who supported this massive Black Power revival. In 1998 Dr. Khallid Muhammad was chosen to serve as The National Chairman of The New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, chapters have sprouted 

nationwide. The New Black Panther Party is alive and well with chapters thriving throughout the country. Dr. Khallid's vision of a Black Power Movement shall live on!!! 

 

• BLACK POWER OBITUARY 

 

Today we gather to celebrate the courageous life, and fighting spirit of a true soldier and warrior. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad was a general, a mentor, a teacher, and a strong Black man who epitomized the tenacity of our liberation struggle. Minister Khallid Abdul Muhammad represented to many of us as a father, brother, comrade, trainer and uncompromising leader who lived and gave his life for the liberation of African people all over the world. He stands in the great revolutionary line of divine with courageous African Ancestors like Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth, Denmark Vessel, Kwame Nkrumah, Queen Nzingha, Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Kwame Ture, Louis Farrakhan and many others who organized to free our people from a wicked and cruel enemy. He was proud, strong, dignified, and a man of great character, with a beautiful heart. He loved his people and fought day and night to move us closer to victory over our enemies. He will be remembered as a great field marshall, captain, trainer of men, and one who would not turn heels and run from our enemy- even when under fire. LONG LIVE OUR PAN-AFRICANIST BLACK POWER GENERAL THE HON. DR. KHALLID ABDUL MUHAMMAD 

KRYSTAL MUHAMMAD NBPP NATIONAL CHAIR

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KRYSTAL MUHAMMAD   

 New Black Panther Party 

National Chair 2013- Present

 

Krystal Muhammad became an activist in the movement for Black Liberation in 1993 as a death penalty abolitionist in Texas as an organizer for the Shaka Sankofa “Gary Graham” Justice Coalition.   

 

Krystal Muhammad joined the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense in March 2002 and chaired the Houston, Texas chapter. Krystal Muhammad was appointed NBPP Southern Regional Representative in 2004 and has been on the frontline organizing movements such as The NBPP Hurricane Katrina Search and Rescue Mission in 2005 in New Orleans, La, The Jena 6 justice movement in Jena, La., The Black Cross Relief Initiative for Haiti 2010 from Houston, Tx. to Haiti, The Chad Holley Justice movement in 2011 in Houston, Tx and the movement for Justice for Alfred Wright in Hemphill & Jasper, Tx.  Justice for the modern victims of lynchings in Mississippi - Oris Byrd 2015, Willie Jones Jr 2018, Justice for victims of ethnic cleansing and genocide by the police  - Alton Sterling, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin and more

 

Krystal Muhammad was elected by an overwhelming majority as the National Chair of the New Black Panther Party on December 1, 2013 at the NBPP National Summit in Atlanta. Ga. 

 

Krystal Muhammad is a mother, a freedom fighter, a revolutionary and a human rights organizer.