BREAKING NEWS -- Who are the Black Hebrew Israelites? A fragmented collection of sects with a presence in the U.S. and abroad, Black Hebrew Israelites believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. The group has prominent chapters in big cities along the Eastern Seaboard and in San Diego, but it is unclear exactly how many supporters subscribe to the group's beliefs. The group includes factions that have been designated as "hate groups" by watchdogs including the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Anti-Semitic Black Hebrew Israelites believe that white people are agents of Satan, that white Jews are "impostors" and that blacks are God's true “chosen people." Some sects believe that blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans are the true descendants of the 12 Tribes of Israel.