Episode 14 - I'm The Black God: The Story of Yahweh Ben Yahweh

Miami, Florida. Early 1980s.

Tensions are at an all time high after the Liberty City Race Riots. Arthur McDuffie, a black salesman and former Marine, was beat to death by the police, who faced no consequence. From the anger and pain of the incident rose a new religious sect, The Nation of Yahweh, led by Yahweh Ben Yahweh.


Yahweh Ben Yahweh website

United States v. Beasley - UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Robert Louis BEASLEY, Jr., a/k/a “Dan Israel,” Rufus Pace, Sr., a/k/a “Ahaz Israel,” Ernest Lee James, a/k/a “Ahinadad Israel,” Richard Ingraham, a/k/a “Job Israel,” Linda Gaines a/k/a “Judith Israel,” Walter Lightburn, a/k/a “Amri Israel,” Yahweh Ben Yahweh f/k/a “Hulon Mitchell, Jr.,” a/k/a “Hulon Shah,” & “Moses Israel,” Defendants-Appellants. Decided: January 5, 1996.

Sect Leader's Devotees Get Long Prison Terms - New York Times article by The Associated Press. August 18, 1992.

14 SEIZED IN CULT KILLINGS IN FLORIDA - Washington Post article by George Lardner Jr. November 8, 1990.

Yahweh Ben Yahweh, 71, Miami cult leader - SunSentinel article by Robert Nolin. May 9, 2007.

Yahweh sect leader, 16 followers indicted, grand jury links group to 14 deaths - Miami Herald article by Sydney P. Freedberg. November 8, 1990.

'Temple of Love' Black Supremacist Cult Leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh Dies at 71 - Fox News article. May 8, 2007.

Cult Leader Convicted of Murder Conspiracy : Crime: Yahweh ben Yahweh and six of his followers are found guilty in a Miami trial marked by testimony of beheadings, mutilation. - Los Angeles Time article by Mike Clary. May 28, 1992.

Yahweh Ben Yahweh - Civil Rights Digital Library article. Obituary from the New York Times. May 9, 2007.

4 Things You’ll Learn About the Murderous Nation of Yahweh on People Magazine Investigates: Cults - People article by Jeff Truesdell. June 22, 2018.

MIAMI (LIBERTY CITY) RIOT, 1980 - BlackPast article by Coley Veitenhans. November 14, 2009.

Yahweh ben Yahweh, Leader of Separatist Sect, Dies at 71 - New York Times article by Douglas Martin. May 9, 2007.

Politics, religion slowed probe of sect - Miami Herald article by Sydney P. Freedberg and Christine Evans. November 16, 1990.

Deaths and disappearances under investigation - Miami Herald article by Miami Herald Staff. July 8, 1990.

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Intro Music:

She-Wolf In My Heart (bonus) by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under a Attribution License.

Outro Music:

Trio for Piano Violin and Viola by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.