By Doshon Farad
On Monday night,New Black Panther Party leader Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz shocked thousands when he announced that effective immediately, he would be resigning as National Chairman, a post which he has held since the passing of former National Chairman Khallid Abdul Muhammad in 2001. He made the announcement during a radio address on his organization’s blog talk radio show, “The Black Power Hour”.
Shabazz said that taking his place will be NBPP National Chief of Staff Hashim Nzinga. He also mentioned that he will be forming a transitional team to ease the changing of leadership during this time.
Although Shabazz does not plan to hold any other leadership positions within the organization, he stated that he will still remain affiliated with the group and serve as its legal and spiritual adviser.
Addendum: Other notes about Shabazz –
Shabazz is an attorney, educated at Howard University. He is also the national president of Black Lawyers for Justice. He was born in 1966 as Paris Lewis. In 1998, he was recognized as the “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the National Bar Association.