Their origin is within the NOI, which resides in the FBI's rectal region, so don't be surprised if there's more Fed involvement with the NBPP than is obvious.<quoted text>
I doubt that they're on the payroll of the Feds. Maybe they've an FBI infiltrator somewhere.
I doubt the Feds have much interest in them one way or another.
Now if they were a REVOLUTIONARY party like the original Black Panthers, and with POPULAR support in the Black community (and even some outside), THEN the government would be concerned.
They certainly are not a movement any more than the Family Values Institute or any of those conservative groups whose representatives appear on Fox News.