Allah Divine, Candidate for the New Black Panther Party, Burns American Flag

Allah Divine is a candidate for City Council in Trenton, New Jersey, for the New Black Panther Party. He is a regional rep and chapter leader of Trenton, New Jersey’s New Black Panther Party. He has made it into a runoff for the North Ward city council seat.

However, news has just been uncovered that he attended a rally in Harlem and burned an American flag.

The acts of desecration took place during a protest against white oppression, last July 5 in Harlem, N.Y., after members of the New York-Trenton-Newark chapter of the new Panther party marched along Frederick Douglas Boulevard to 125th Street in New York City.

A voiceover in the documentary (shown on YouTube) explains, “The new Black Panther Party burns the flag to show their hatred for the U.S. government. They are calling for a new system of government for and by blacks … For the New Black Panthers, the flag is nothing more than a symbol of oppression.”

And after the hand of Divine Allah can be seen setting fire to the flag on the sidewalk with a white cigarette lighter, he can be heard proclaiming:

“As a conscious person, I’m supposed to bust down idols. You’re not supposed to hold anything up as idols — this here is an idol, from a country that has been oppressing my people for hundreds of years.”

He and others in the crowd had shown “disdain” by walking on the flag. “The red on that flag represents the blood of the people … the white represents the white man, the devil, the devil who brought you over here …” said the voiceover.

In campaigning this spring for Trenton’s North Ward Council seat, Divine Allah — originally known in Trenton as Brian Keith Bethea before he changed his name — used signs that showed him in front of the black star of the Panther flag, proclaiming, “IT’S OUR TIME!!!”

And in the May 11 election, he finished second to a former Trenton City Council member, Marge Caldwell-Wilson. He will compete in a runoff election with the older, white woman on June 15.

Caldwell-Wilson finished with 34 percent of the vote.

Allah Divine issued a press release in response, which said in part:

In an effort to stir up the already heightened racial tensions in the United States, surrounding the election of President Barack Obama, National Geographic documented The New Black Panther Party at a community ‘Rally Against Government Oppression’ – in Harlem, New York. The footage shown was taken in JULY 2008 and released in JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2009 shortly after the presidential inauguration. What was never documented and shown were the Summer-Long community activities and events that were held by the New Black Panther Party in various cities/chapters on the east coast, particularly here in the City of Trenton. So the intent [seemingly] was to portray unorganized ‘Black’ anger, hatred, radical sensationalism, and rage.

Allah Divine’s opponent in the runoff is an older, white, female, incumbent.

17 thoughts on “Allah Divine, Candidate for the New Black Panther Party, Burns American Flag

  1. Trent Hill Post author

    That’d likely depend on your definition of political party. They don’t really run candidates, if that’s what you mean, except in Democratic primaries and in non-partisan races (I think that’s what this is).

  2. NewFederalist

    Gee, I bet Allah Divine is not his “real” name! What do ya think? Attention seeker, maybe?

  3. Melissa Severe

    Its whatever. Has the young man done anything else for his community besides setting apiece of cloth on fire? What are his plans if he were to win a seat in the Council? Whoever is doing his press needs to offer more then just flagburning and talking about how consciuos he is.

  4. Cody Quirk

    The LP should burn US flags at natcon as a pulicity stunt. It’d work.

    = LOL, I’d like to see that!

  5. Gene Berkman

    the name “Allah Divine” would indicate an affiliation with the 5% Nation of Islam known as the Nation of Gods & Earths – a very un-Islamic (blasphemous) split off of the Nation of Islam.

  6. Jack

    Oppression from the white man huh? I guess trillions of dollars in social welfare and state sanctioned racism against white people, known as Affirmative Action isn’t enough. Nothing will ever be enough for the black community as long as white people tell them that nothing is their fault, it’s the white mans fault. Maybe this jackass should concern himself with problems within the black community like a 70% out of wedlock birth rate or a 50% high school drop out rate. The robbery, rape and murder of whites at the hands of blacks is always ignored even though it happens many, many more times often than a white person chosing a black as a victim. Our society isn’t fair to blacks, it NEVER holds them accountable for their actions.

  7. Gene Berkman

    mdh, Cody – Libertarians are NOT going to burn American flags at our convention or anywhere else.

    I have only ever seen one person burn an American flag, and he is now a member of The Republican National Committee.

  8. Trent Hill Post author

    “the name “Allah Divine” would indicate an affiliation with the 5% Nation of Islam known as the Nation of Gods & Earths – a very un-Islamic (blasphemous) split off of the Nation of Islam.”

    That is correct.

  9. Roger

    White Americans are oppressing blacks? Hmmm…Blacks only make up about 15 percent of this country’s population so I’m pretty sure it was a bunch of white folk who elected a black man as president, leader of the free world. Pretty racist, huh? Seems to me minorities are the only ones even talking about race anymore. Keeping that sore raw as hell to use it as an excuse for everything. “Equal rights” does not mean special rights.

  10. MARGE NO INCUMBENT

    Marge is NO incumbent. She has NEVER held a council seat legitimately. We all know how she stole votes from old, blind and handicap elders in 1998. A long time cheat, liar, and theft. At least this Divine Allah guy has said he is past that in the article he wrote. He even apologized. What did Marge did, get a promotion to the Election Board. WOW!!

  11. MOMA DOGG

    I GOT MUCH RESPECT FOR THE NATOIN ISLAM I GOT RESPECT PERIOD I AM NO LIER I GOT 10 YEARS AND I DO THANK ALLAH FOR IT ALL ALLAH IS THEREASON WHY I GOT MEGAN WILLIAMS AND YOU ALL DID NOT OR REF– USE TO HEAR US OUT ON THE AFTER CARE AND PEOPLE TALKING ALL THET BULL AND I REF– USE IT ALL SO STOP THE PRESS I AM A WOMAN DONE MINES AND PLUS COME TO COLUMBUS,OHIO AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM KNOW THE FACTS FROM THE FICTION AND YOU ALL IS IN THE MOVEMENT DO NOT REACT BROTHERS AND SISTERS NO PANTHERS STEP UP TO THE PLATE OR THE UP DATED ON THE SIX I DID I EVEN RAISE 2,000 FOR MEGAN OR SHE BE FACING 1-10 YEARS IN PRISON SO TAKE THE BLAME OFF THE REAL LEADER ME MOMA DOGG THANKS,ANDI HUNG AROUND CARMEN WILLIAMS WAS COOL WITH ME UNTIL MEGAN LIE ON HER TO COME TO COLUMBUS OHIO BUT PEOPLE AND FOLKS IS NOW LOOKING AT ME WHEN THEY DID NOT GIVE THE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE COLUMBUS,OHIO CHAPTER ANDFAR AS POTTS HE IS FULL OF SHIT HE TOOK MEGAN STORY AND RAN WITH IT THEN DOG MEGAN SHE WAS THE ONE WHO GAVE POTTS THE OKAY AND THEN HE RAN AND LEFT MEGAN STUCK IN THE HOSPITAL HE WAS THE ONE WITH MOTIVE HE DO NOT KNOW MEGAN MENTAL STATUS AND I GOT KICK OUT FOR HELPING WITH NO APPEAL THANKS

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