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Black Separatist

The Black separatist movement is a reaction to centuries of institutionalized white supremacy in America. Black separatists believe the answer to white racism is to form separate institutions—or even a separate nation—for Black people. Most forms of Black separatism are strongly anti-white, antisemitic and anti LGBTQ. Some religious versions assert that Black people are the biblical “chosen people” of God.

Top Takeaways

The activity among Black separatist groups in 2019 did not change much from last year. As in years past, Black separatists had no influence on mainstream politics or policy, unlike the white nationalist movement. Despite a few incidents that garnered national news attention, these groups continued to operate on the fringe of society, and as a reaction to institutionalized white supremacy.

Key Moments

In January 2019, Black Hebrew Israelites were in the national news after confronting students from Covington Catholic High School and Nathan Phillip, a Native American activist and Omaha elder, during the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. The following May, Facebook permanently banned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, citing his antisemitic rhetoric.

What’s Ahead

With the onset of the 2020 presidential election season, it is likely Black separatist groups will become more active in both online and offline spaces. If the charged political environment produces more racist rhetoric from the Trump campaign, it will only add fuel to these groups’ recruitment pitches.

 2019 Black Separatist hate groups
View all groups by state and by ideology.
*Asterisk denotes headquarters.

Ambassadors of Christ
Brooklyn, NY
Army of Israel
Missouri*
Cleveland, OH
Black Riders Liberation Party
Los Angeles, CA*
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
Portland, OR
Great Millstone
New York, NY*
Birmingham, AL
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA
Denver, CO
Miami, FL
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Atlanta, GA
Valdosta, GA
Honolulu, HI
Des Moines, IA
Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Louisiana
Baltimore, MD
Detroit, MI
Mississippi
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis, MO
Charlotte, NC
Omaha, NE
Las Vegas, NV
Cleveland, OH
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
Milwaukee, WI
House of David
Brooklyn, NY
House of Israel
New York, NY*
Inglewood, CA
Washington, DC
Atlanta, GA
International Society of Indigenous Sovereigns
Atlanta, GA
Israel United In Christ
Mount Vernon, NY* 
Birmingham, AL
Mobile, AL
Little Rock, AR
Phoenix, AZ
Bakersfield, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Sacramento, CA
Denver, CO
Jacksonville, FL
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
Tallahassee, FL
Atlanta, GA
Savannah, GA
Honolulu, HI
Chicago, IL
Kansas City, KS
Louisville, KY
Lafayette, LA
New Orleans, LA
Brockton, MA
Upper Marlboro, MD
Detroit, MI 
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MS
St. Louis, MO
Concord, NC
Newark, NJ
Las Vegas, NV
Rochester, NY
Heath, OH
Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa, OK
Philadelphia, PA
Turtle Creek, PA
Columbia, SC
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Austin, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Lubbock, TX
San Antonio, TX
Newport News, VA
Seattle, WA
The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ
Baltimore, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge
Upper Darby, PA*
Phoenix, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA
Hartford, CT
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE
Jacksonville, FL
Tampa, FL
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY
Louisiana
Boston, MA
Baltimore, MD
Detroit, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Mississippi
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis, MO
Charlotte, NC
Durham, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Greensboro, NC
Greenville, NC
Winston-Salem, NC
New York, NY
Syracuse, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Oklahoma City, OK
Charleston, SC
Greenville, SC
Nashville, TN
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Richmond, VA
Milwaukee, WI
Israelite the Branches
Baltimore, MD
Israelites Saints of Christ
Richmond, VA*
Huntsville, AL
California
Detroit, MI
New Jersey
North Carolina
Lion of Judah - Jeshurun Lions
Chicago, IL
Lions of Israel
Mount Vernon, NY
Masharah Yasharahla - Government of Israel
Raleigh, NC
Mountains of Israel
Houston, TX
Nation of Islam
Chicago, IL*
Birmingham, AL
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
North Little Rock, AR
Pine Bluff, AR
Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Compton, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA
Rialto, CA
San Diego, CA
Denver, CO
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Miami, FL
Pensacola, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa, FL
Atlanta, GA
Brunswick, GA
Rockford, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Monroe, LA
New Orleans, LA
Shreveport, LA
Dorchester, MA
Springfield, MA
Detroit, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Kansas City, MO
St. Louis, MO
Charlotte, NC
Durham, NC
Greensboro, NC
Wilmington, NC
Winston-Salem, NC
Camden, NJ
Newark, NJ
Plainfield, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Willingboro, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY
Rochester, NY
Akron, OH
Cleveland, OH
Dayton, OH
Toledo, OH
Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa, OK
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Wilkinsburg, PA
Columbia, SC
Greenville, SC
North Charleston, SC
Chattanooga, TN
Memphis, TN
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
Norfolk, VA
Richmond, VA
Milwaukee, WI
Nation of Kings and Priests
Orlando, FL
New Black Panther Party
Houston, TX*
Atlanta, GA
Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans, LA
Shreveport, LA
Dayton, OH
New Black Panther Party for Self Defense
Atlanta, GA*
Denver, CO
Jacksonville, FL
Tampa, FL
Tupelo, MS
St. Louis, MO
Charlotte, NC
Memphis, TN
Seattle, WA
Northern Kingdom Prophets
Pueblo, CO
OneBody in Yahawashi
Dallas, TX
Revolutionary Black Panther Party
Hope, AR*
Louisville, KY
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Sicarii 1715
San Diego, CA*
Long Beach, CA
San Bernardino, CA
Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Seattle, WA
True Nation Israelite Congregation
Los Angeles, CA*
Phoenix, AZ
Augusta, GA
Trumpet in Philly
Philadelphia, PA
United Kingdom of Israel Congregation
Hampton, VA*
Chicago, IL
Baltimore, MD
War On The Horizon
Washington, DC
Watchmen for Israel
Baltimore, MD