New Afrikan Black Panther Party

Not to be confused with the New Black Panther Party or the Black Panther Party.
New Afrikan Black Panther Party
Founded 2005 (2005)
Political position Far-left

The New Afrikan Black Panther Party or the NABPP is a revolutionary socialist organization. The group is largely based in prison[1] and commonly referred to as the New Afrikan Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter or the NABPP-PC. The party is built as a modern-day continuation of the Black Panther Party prison chapter developed by George Jackson and W.L. Nolen.[2]


The party largely developed out of a correspondence program with prisoners that supported Amerindian spirituality. Over time Tom Big Warrior, the program's leader, developed it into a revolutionary group that branched out to create another group focused on African-American culture. Eventually many factions developed in the group, and one came out to be the Marxist splinter group the New Afrikan Black Panther Party. The Party helped organize the other splinter groups and create two subgroups in itself to organize prisoners of all races, the "White Panther Organization" and the "Brown Panther Organization". The party ran a newsletter and often corresponded to prisoners, all run by a single party member. The party still distributes literature in prisons, although it may be censored at times.[3] Co-founder of the party Kevin "Rashid" Johnson has filed several lawsuits achieving prison reforms while in the party, and published several political novels and artworks.[4][5] Rashid himself has been the victim of violence by prison guards while in prison.[6]

See also


  1. "Interview with John 'Mac' Gaskins, New Afrikan Black Panther Party". Steve da Silva. BASICS Community News Service. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
  2. "New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter's 10th Anniversary". Kelvin Khaysi Canada. San Francisco Bay View. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. "The New Afrikan Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter : Our Origin, Where We've Been, Where We Aim to Go". Kevin Rashid Johnson. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  4. "Kevin "Rashid" Johnson & the New Afrikan Black Panther Party-Prison Chapter".
  6. "From bad to worse". San Francisco Bay View. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
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