10/31/2020

Americans Militia The Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC)

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The Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) is a paramilitary organisation in the United States. It has been described by news outlets as a Black militia. While it has been linked to the New Black Panther Party, it denies any connection to the Black Panther Party or Black Lives Matter.

The NFAC is a militia comprised of Black members whose core is believed to be largely ex-military. The group, for the most part, is well run, with all of its public actions being coordinated with law enforcement and local governments, which has resulted in no known violence. The first public appearance of the NFAC was at a KKK rally in Dayton, Ohio, in 2019. Grandmaster Jay told The Atlanta Black Star that the group stood guard to prevent a repeat of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which five people in North Carolina were shot and killed by Nazis and Klansmen as citizens gathered for the start of an anti-racism protest. Last month, an organization stylized as NFAC UK participated with thousands of protesters who held an anti-racism rally outside the U.S. Embassy in London as Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place in cities across the U.K.

According to Grandmaster Jay, the reasoning for the group’s formation is simple. “We live in a world where racism is appearing to rear its ugly head again the way it did back in the Jim Crow days,” he tells Complex via Zoom. “We didn’t create that. It recreated itself. So it proved to be fertile ground for the creation of the NFAC, the same way it was fertile ground in the ’60s to create the Black Panthers.” The organization is roughly three years old, according to Grandmaster Jay, but only recently has the NFAC reached the nationwide discussion about race and police brutality, with a number of demonstrations in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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