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Black Power militant wins Democrat primary for mayor of Jackson, MS


Chokwe Lumumba

Outspoken black racial separatist poised to be mayor of a major US city.

Chokwe Lumumba is currently the Jackson, MS city council member for ward 2. He won his city council seat in 2009 with 61% of the vote. His victory was huge news in all the black power publications and websites. Now he has won the Democrat primary to be the party’s mayoral candidate.

The primary was divided by race. Polls suggest that most black Democrats voted for Lumumba, and most white Democrats voted for black businessman Jonathan Lee.

Chokwe Lumumba is the chairman of New African Peoples Organization. This is a Marcus Garvey style group and seeks to create an independent black nation in the deep south. He is co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. This group was a co-sponsor of the recent “Occupy the Justice Department” rally in DC. At least two of the speakers called for violence and murder. The phone number for the Jackson, MS chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is the same phone number for the Lumumba city council campaign. Lumumba has referred to himself as a “citizen of the Republic of New Africa.” He was a member of something called the “Black Legionnaires of RNA” in the 70s.

In 2010 Chokwe Lumumba spoke at the New Black Panther Party “Black Power Conference” in Atlanta. The NBPP is paramilitary splinter group of the Nation of Islam. They claim to be conducting military drills and building a “black army.” The group’s theology states that all white people in North America will be exterminated in the near future.

Lumumba is also a major “reparations” activist. “We’re seeking reparations for abuse. We’re seeking reparations for abuse as a nation of people. Our statute of limitations has not run out. The statute of liberation is running right now at this very moment today.” – Chokwe Lumumba

Chokwe Lumumba at a meeting of black power radicals in the Jackson area.
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