The black supremacist wing of the Hebrew Israelite movement is spreading and its leaders are growing increasingly militant. Star of David emblems swing from their necklaces and are embroidered into their fabrics. One priest holds a staff. Around them, security guards wear black headscarves, black T-shirts and black military-style pants tucked into combat boots. They grip cell phones and billy clubs. On their belts are sheaths and holsters, some empty, others holding blades and guns.
Black Hebrew Israelites , byname of the Original African Hebrew Israelite Nation of Jerusalem , African American religious community in Israel , the members of which consider themselves to be the descendents of a lost tribe of Israel. Black Hebrew Israelites hold religious beliefs that differ from those of modern Jewish communities in Israel. Black Hebrew Israelites permit polygamy and forbid birth control. Leaders decide who will marry and whether marriage annulments will be permitted, and they perform wedding ceremonies. Black Hebrew Israelites are vegans , avoiding the consumption of meat, dairy, eggs, and sugar.
Jump to navigation. Founder : Various leaders for different sects. There is no primary leader today. First started in the United States before the Civil War. Headquarters : Various major cities across the United States with state chapters.