Huey P. Newton Gun Club

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Huey P. Newton Gun Club
Co-FoundersBabu Omowale
Yafeuh Balogun
Rakem Balogun[1][2]
FoundedAugust 20, 2014
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
IdeologyBlack empowerment
Black nationalism
Gun rights

The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is a group[2] named after Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton.[3]

The group teaches self-defense and has staged armed protests in favor of African American gun rights[2] and against police brutality.[4] The club was founded by Yafeuh Balogun[5] and Babu Omowale.[6][7]

The group garnered national attention in August 2014 for its open carry patrols. Balogun expressed the hope that the club would continue to grow and eventually become a mainstream gun-rights organization.[8]


In August 2014, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club staged their first openly armed patrol through a predominantly black neighborhood in South Dallas, where police killed an unarmed black youth named James Harper in 2012.[9][10] Since then, Balogun reported that donations to the club have poured in from around the country, and their membership has more than doubled. The club staged another protest in October of the same year.[8]

In 2016, the coalition held a counter-protest at the Muhammad Mosque in South Dallas in response to a demonstration by the anti-Islamic Bureau of American Islamic Relations (BAIR). BAIR organized the protest against the Nation of Islam, which runs the mosque. Both parties were armed and police were present during the protest, which ended shortly without any violence.[11][12][13]

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  1. ^ "On the ground with America's Black Power soldiers". BBC Online. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Subramanian, Courtney (11 July 2016). "Are US black separatist groups on the rise?". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  3. ^ "Police Shootings Highlight Unease Among Black Gun Owners". The New York Times. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Huey P. Newton Gun Club leads open-carry rally in South Dallas". Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  5. ^ "Dallas Shooter Followed Black Militant Groups". Sky News. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. ^ Atkinson, Khorri (9 July 2016). "Black Gun Owners in Texas Decry Racial Bias". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  7. ^ Steele, Tom (10 July 2016). "Black militia says Dallas shooter 'shall be celebrated one day'". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  8. ^ a b Smith, Aaron Lake (5 Jan 2015). "Huey P. Newton Gun Club in Dallas Are Responding to Police Brutality with Armed Community Patrols". VICE Media. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  9. ^ Rajwani, Naheed (20 August 2014). "Huey P. Newton Gun Club leads open-carry rally in South Dallas". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  10. ^ Chadde, Sky (2014-08-21). "Armed Huey P. Newton Gun Activists and Black Panthers Marched Through Dallas Yesterday". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  11. ^ "Armed clash over black mosque triggers anger in South Dallas". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Planned Anti-Islamic protest causes confusion". Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Racial Showdown In Dallas: Black Panther Muslims and White Anti-Mosque Activists Face Off with Guns in Texas". International Business Times. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.

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