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Why The Leader Of Detroit's New Black Panther Nation Is Supporting A White Man For Mayor

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Rev. Jeffrey Baker of the St. Paul AME church in Delray, Mich., a supporter of a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, left, tangles with Rev. Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Movement after the Republican-led Senate Economic Development Committee defeated a measure to authorize the bridge Thursday Oct. 21, 2011 in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Dale G. Young) | AP

DETROIT, MI - A decade ago, Detroit activist Malik Shabazz would not have supported a white man running for mayor in a city that's 83-percent black.

"Hell no," he said, laughing.

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