Video of black panthers intimidating voters
Huey Newton Foundation members, containing a significant number of the original party's leaders, once successfully sued the group; their ultimate objective in doing so—to prevent the NBPP from using the Panther name—appears to have been unsuccessful.
In response to the suit, Aaron Michaels branded the original Panthers "has-been wannabe Panthers", adding: "Nobody can tell us who we can call ourselves." Although the NBPP says it sees capitalism as the fundamental problem with the world and revolution as the solution, the new party does not draw its influences from Marxism or Maoism as the original party did.
It also says that many others see the organization similarly.
The NBPP is largely seen by both the general public and prominent members of the original party as illegitimate.
A vote was held and Krystal Muhammad was elected leader of the group.
However, this move prompted a body of the group to gather for a meeting, where they elected Krystal Muhammad as their new chairperson.
These events prompted a split of the organisation into two competing factions.
He accused his interviewers of being part of a "Zionist" media complex bent on defaming African Americans and, by extension, the New Black Panthers.
In 2006, the New Black Panther Party regained the media spotlight by intervening in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal, organizing marches outside Duke University and making numerous media appearances to demand that the jury organized by then-District Attorney Mike Nifong convict the accused lacrosse players.