“I Am Going to Kill You. I Am the Black Hitler.”


The original Black Hitler was Sufi Abdul Hamid, the original Al Sharpton.

In his stepladder speeches, he declared himself the only man who could stop the Jews, accusing them of spreading filth and disease, and called on his followers to tear out the tongue of any Jew they met. He boasted that he was the “only one fit to carry on the war against the Jews” and vowed an “an open bloody war against the Jews who are much worse than all other whites.” It was speeches like that which earned him the title, ‘Black Hitler’ and intimidated local businesses into hiring workers from his own private labor union.

What Hamid came up with was a combination labor union, employment agency, protection racket, Islamic cult and protest movement. With black unemployment in Harlem running as high as 50 percent, he offered to find jobs for black men who paid him a dollar. And to make sure they got hired, his men picketed businesses demanding that they get put on the payroll. Businesses which didn’t have a proper proportion of black employees were accused of racism and exploitation. Businesses which did were harassed anyway until they fired their black employees and hired Hamid’s men instead.

Sherman Gamble, the self-proclaimed new Black Hitler, doesn’t seem nearly as ambitious as Sufi Abdul Hamid.

Sherman Gamble had the good life, operating Cut Rate Construction, his own construction company, while officially living in a public subsidized housing project… and then illegally subletting the place for $850 a month via Craigslist.

And then the government caught up to him. And then a few years later, Sherman Gamble really went crazy.

A Manhattan live-in nanny was held captive and tortured for three days in an East Side apartment by her boss — who told her he was the “black Hitler,” police sources said on Wednesday.

Gamble was arrested that night and charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, strangulation, reckless endangerment and weapons possession.

A police source said Gamble choked the woman until she passed out, “beat her with a fist, pulled her hair out and beat her with a cellphone on the head.”

He also allegedly “rolled up a newspaper and shoved it down her throat, and shouted, ‘I am going to kill you. You don’t know who I am. I am the black Hitler.’ ”

“She was beat up really badly,” a police source said.

A relative of the victim said the young woman has done baby-sitting to earn money, but was unsure how long the victim had been working for Gamble or how they met.

Gamble, who owns a contracting company, Cut Rate Construction, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court early Thursday on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder, assault and strangulation. He was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail.

He has a prior arrest for allegedly assaulting one of his children in 2003 and one in 1998 for allegedly patronizing a prostitute in the Hunts Point section of The Bronx, law enforcement sources said. He has at least three other arrests that are sealed.

That’s a less glorious conclusion than the life of Sufi Abdul Hamid who died in a crash of his private plane.

His nickname migrated from the Black Hitler to the Black Mufti. He married Queenie St. Clair, who ran Harlem’s numbers racket. Their marriage however ended badly when Queenie shot him, but failed to kill him. Hamid married again and bought a private plane, an obscene luxury at a time when many of those he claimed to help didn’t have enough to eat. But Hamid frugally kept it low on gas. The plane ran out of fuel over Long Island and crashed. Hamid died, survived by his white secretary who suffered only a broken elbow.

His new wife, a candle shop owner and fortune teller named Dorothy Hamid, who styled herself Madame Fu Futtam, and improbably claimed to be Asian, attempted to keep Hamid’s mosque going with visits that he reportedly made to her nightly from beyond the grave. Her prediction that Hamid would return from the grave in sixty days did not come true. Not long after the mosque had become a dance hall featuring a one legged dancer. Today the site at 103 Morningside Avenue is the home of St. Luke’s Baptist Church.

Hamid however is remembered as a pioneering community organizer by many black groups.


  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    He was a community organizer? You don’t say…..

  • antioli

    The Blacks aren’t the only people that admire the wrong people for the wrong reason.
    The human brain seems to be wired for team spirit: “My team right or wrong no matter how much it hurts me.”

    Must have something to do with mirror neurons.

    • Richard O. Mann

      Kinda like so many blacks still support Obama, for no other reason that he has one black parent. Go figure.

  • tagalog

    A one-legged dancer; I’d like to have seen that.

  • Veracious_one

    sounds like he was into hate speech…..racial hatred too…

  • wileyvet

    Well it didn’t end any better for the Black Hitler than the real one. Funny though, he would style himself after someone who had nothing but contempt for blacks. And I noticed he didn’t have a moustache. Guess he really hadn’t thought it all the way through.

  • truebearing

    There is nothing wrong with either one of them that a firing squad couldn’t fix.

  • DDay

    I wish these shvees would stop yapping away it let’s get this thing started all ready. I got myself a brand new scary looking “assault” rifle I’m itching to use on more than just paper targets.

    • William_Bradford

      Be careful of what you ask for.

  • Alleged Comment

    You said he got low on gas in his airplane and crashed because of his “frugalness”???

    Negroes can be so funny sometimes. Reminds me of those two harmless looking mynah birds who use to say “WE BAD!”

    These Negroes are so full of hate of themselves they don’t know who to kill. I think that is why he always left his airplane half-filled.

    And to think we got one of them ruining running our country.

    • scook84

      Heckle and Jeckle??

    • http://www.amazon.com/Orgy-Blind-Dead-Derrick-Rasmussen-ebook/dp/B0048EL6KW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393789875&sr=8-1&keywords=orgy+of+the+blind+dead Coffin Joe

      God help anyone for stating that this man was “niggardly” in his approach to fueling this airplane.

  • Liberals are Bolsheviks

    Well, if

    – Gyorgy Schwartz
    – David Axelrod
    – Mark Potok (SPLC)
    – Noam Chomsky
    – Cass Sunstein
    – Peter Orszag
    – Jill Stein (Green)
    – Paul Krugman
    – Michael Bloomberg
    – Ezekiel Emanuel
    – Robert Reich
    – Bernadine Dohrn
    – Andrew Stern (SEIU)
    – Stephen Lerner
    – Karl Marx
    – Lev Bronstein (Trotsky)
    – Saul Alinksy
    – Fox-Piven
    – Lois Lerner

    are any indication, he may have had a point.

  • msbetz