Video of black panthers intimidating voters
Instead, it promotes the Kawaida theory of Maulana Karenga, which includes black unity, collective action, and cooperative economics.
The NBPP says it fights the oppression of black and brown people and that its members are on top of current issues facing black communities across the world.
The rally ended in scuffles with the New York Police Department as Muhammad urged the crowd to attack officers who had attempted to confiscate firearms.
Chairs and bottles were thrown at the police, but only a few in the clash suffered injuries.
Michaels rose to widespread attention in 2003 when he called on blacks to use shotguns and rifles in Dallas to protest against the chairman of a school board who had been taped calling black students "little niggers".
These events prompted a split of the organisation into two competing factions.
The New Black Panther Party became involved in a melee outside Congresswoman Cynthia Mc Kinney's campaign headquarters after she lost a Democratic primary election to her opponent, Hank Johnson.
The NBPP's Chief of Staff, Hashim Nzinga, had been acting as security detail for Mc Kinney when he physically attacked reporters, calling them Jews and insisting that they must focus on Hank Johnson rather than on Mc Kinney, since Johnson, he alleged, was a "Tom." In a subsequent appearance on the Fox News Channel program Hannity & Colmes, Nzinga defended these actions.
The Million Youth March was subsequently named an annual event.
King Samir Shabazz, a former Nation of Islam member and head of the New Black Panther Party's Philadelphia chapter, has a long history of confrontational racist behavior.
In 1987, Michael Mc Gee, an alderman in Milwaukee, threatened to disrupt white events throughout the city unless more jobs were created for black people.