In an interview with the Daily Mail, Hawk Newsome, Chairman of Black Lives Matter’s Greater New York chapter, says the black rights group is ‘mobilizing’ its base.
“We have black Special Forces officers advising us, and we will teach and train people in our communities,” Newsome told the Daily Mail.
“We pattern ourselves after the Black Panthers, after the Nation of Islam, we believe that we need an arm to defend ourselves,” said Newsome.
He also said that “we don’t believe in equality. in the Daily Mail interview.
Andy Ngo, who has followed and reported on ANTIFA and Black Lives Matters, saying:
“There is & always was a reason BLM founders openly looked up to violent members of the Black Liberation Army & Black Panthers. They’ve been able to fool left, right & center into supporting a Marxist revolutionary cause under the guise of a simple slogan.“Andy Ngo via Twitter
Newsome was interviewed by Candace Owens, on 10 March 2019, in a far-reaching interview in which she asks why the Black community will not support conservative Blacks, like Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, who have “literally” come from nothing. Candace challenged Newsome on why the only time “police brutality” becomes a popular issue in the news cycle and is pushed by the media during election cycles. She noted as soon as the election was over in 2016, the media abandoned Black Lives Matters. The almost two-hour interview with Newsome can be found here.