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Aja Zola wins Biko Lumumba Comrade of the Quarter Award

Nominated by Aisha Fields, All African People's Development and Empowerment Project & African People's Socialist Party and Omowale Kefing, African People's Socialist Party and Uhuru News. Here is an excerpt of what Aisha Fields and Omowale Kefing had to say: Full Story

Our Generation Needs Liberation Music, Not Protest Songs

Eleven months before the release of dead prez's Let's Get Free, Amadou Diallo's body had abs... Full Story

videoWatch: Black People's Grand Jury Ferguson - Day 2, Part 2

This historic exercise of black State power, held January 3 and 4, 2015 in Ferguson, MO, exposed the... Full Story

videoWatch: Black People's Grand Jury Ferguson - Day 1, Part 2

This historic exercise of black State power, held January 3 and 4, 2015 in Ferguson, MO, exposed the... Full Story

Diasporic Music: Artists help us celebrate the life of African martyr Malcolm X

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) was assassinated 50 years ago on Feb. 21, 1965 because of his attempt to internationalize the struggle of African people inside the United States. Full Story

videoOmali Yeshitela: "They call it crime"

Chairman Omali Yeshitela explains how the police come into African communities looking for "trouble"... Full Story

videoMother of Cary Ball, shot 21 times by St. Louis cops, testifies at Ferguson Black People's Grand Jury

Mother of Cary Ball, shot 21 times by cops in St. Louis, testifies at the Ferguson Black People's Gr... Full Story

African women's healthcare under colonial white power

We are vital to the functioning of our communities. As mothers, teachers, activists and leaders, our presence and well-being are essential. Full Story

Gil Scott and Jimmy Ruffin

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On the death of MOVE member Phil Africa - Long Live Phil Africa!

Phil Africa was "first minister of defense" for John Africa, who founded MOVE in 1972. John Africa died in the 1985 fire. Full Story

videoMike Brown's uncle's breaks down in tears at the Ferguson Black People's Grand Jury

Bernard Ewing, uncle of Mike Brown, testifies at the Black People's Grand Jury in Ferguson on Januar... Full Story

videoPenny Hess speaks on the roots of racism and Zionism

Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee, speaks at a community forum ... Full Story

videoOmali Yeshitela speaks on the roots of racism and Zionism

Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement and Chairman of the African Socialist International... Full Story

videoOmali Yeshitela speaks on condemning the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine

Omali Yeshitela, leader of the worldwide Uhuru Movement and Chairman of the African Socialist Int... Full Story

videoPenny Hess: "I am not Charlie"

Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee, read the statement, "I am... Full Story

videoJesse Nevel speaks on the roots of Zionism

Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM), speaks on the roots of Zionism on Sund... Full Story

"Break the Silence! Refuse to be Complicit!" Uhuru Solidarity Movement builds for National Convention on March 7-8, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida

On March 7-8, 2015, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) will host its National Convention, "Break the Silence! Refuse to Be Complicit!" in the city of Gainesville, Florida. Full Story

AAPDEP's Newest Executive Committee Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.--We are excited to announce the newest members of our International Executive Committee, Aja Zola (Houston, TX) and Hadyah El (Philadelphia, PA). Full Story

Cribgate: Foster Care Sharecropping

Dorothy and Lawrence Dunning have been in a horrific 6-year battle for custody of their two grandchildren who were stolen from them through U.S. Government Policies and Programs. Full Story

International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement - Sweden condemns the attacks on mosques in Sweden

There have been three attacks in one week alone.One mosque has been attacked twice, burning the mosque. Full Story

"I am not Charlie"

Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee, read the following statement-"I am not Charlie"-at the annual Conference of the African People's Solidarity Committee held in St. Petersburg, FL on Jan. 11 and 12. Full Story

Scotland struggle for "independence" exposes decay of imperialism

LONDON--As the crisis of British imperialism deepens, the September 18th referendum on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom ranks as a clear indicator of just how much in trouble British capitalism is in. Full Story

videoOmali Yeshitela gives Black People's Grand Jury instructions before deliberation

Omali Yeshitela speaks to the Black People's Grand Jury, explaining why Darren Wilson should be indi... Full Story

videoFerguson white cop Darren Wilson indicted! Black People's Grand Jury brings in first degree murder indictment

St. Louis, MO - On January 4, 2015, the Black People s Grand Jury voted 11 to 1 to indict former ... Full Story

A Tribute to Pauline Opango Lumumba

LONDON, UK--Pauline Opango, the wife of Patrice Lumumba passed away on 23 December in Kinshasa. Full Story

Get Focused! The demand of the movement at this time must be "Black Community Control of the Police"

Hundreds of demonstrations continue to sweep the U.S. since the police murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. These demonstrations, punctuated by acts of civil disobedience of varying degrees of disruptive power, have escalated since the St. Louis grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, the police murderer of the 18-year-old Brown. Full Story

Harriet's Daughters from The Burning Spear newspaper: Makda Yohannes speaks at Black is Back in London, UK

Editor's Note: The following is a presentation from Comrade Makda Yohannes, Europe Representative, African Socialist International (ASI) And International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) leader in Sweden. Full Story

"I m a 20th Century escaped slave" An Open Letter from Assata Shakur

My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government's policy towards people of color. Full Story

Black People's Grand Jury subpoenas Darren Wilson and other officials for murder of Michael Brown! Register now!

Prosecutors for the Black People's Grand Jury subpoenaed policeman Darren Wilson last week in the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Full Story

"The Interview" - A review of reactionary white power arrogance

You don't need to suffer through all two hours of the Sony-produced film The Interview to understand why the people and government of North Korea would detest such a piece of vulgar propaganda. Full Story

"Wings on Pigs" - Our struggle for black freedom and the deaths of two New York City cops!

On Saturday, December 20, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, two members of the U.S. domestic colonial occupying military called police, were shot down in Bedford-Stuyvesant while sitting in their car, doing what police do. Full Story

Black People's Grand Jury to convene in Ferguson, MO

FERGUSON, MO - The decision by the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) to conduct a Black People's Grand Jury on January 3 and 4, 2015 to determine the case of the August 9, 2014 murder of Mike Brown by white cop Darren Wilson has been greeted with enthusiasm by Africans in the St. Louis area as well as other locations where the information has reached. Full Story

Police murder another 18-year-old African in St. Louis-Ferguson-Berkeley area

Although it is the City of Berkley policy that all cops wear body cameras, the cop who shot and murdered Antonio claims that his camera was either not on or that he had forgotten it in his patrol car. Full Story

Response to Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

In an effort to address the grave conditions of existence of African people in resource-rich Sierra Leone, we have established a number of clean water, community health and education initiatives throughout the country, where we have worked since 2005. Full Story

Build African Martyrs Day 2015!

Go to Institutionalize February 21 as the Day of the African Martyr! or the 1981 APSP resol... Full Story

Spear manager facing seven years in prison on bogus charges

The county employees, who accused me of being cruel to my dog, JJ, harnessed him, dragged him out of my house, tossed him in a truck, and took him somewhere and caged him, until they killed him by lethal injection. Full Story

Cuba President Raul Castro speaks on Cuba - U.S. relations

Editors Note: The following is a statement by Cuban President Raul Castro made on December 17, 20... Full Story

videoBlack People's Grand Jury in Ferguson Jan 3rd & 4th

In the wake of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict killer cop Darren Wilson in... Full Story

Police murder black man in Reading, U.K.

Aston wanted to explore different countries and raise his two children; instead his life was cut short by the police. Full Story

Burning Spear Media Telethon successful!

Four new programs, to be aired on Uhuru Radio, were launched, during the Telethon,: (a) Great Moments in African History (b) Report from Sweden with Makda Yohannes and Sia Aqli (c) Common Ground with Alex Jordann Darby and (d) Revolutionary Health and Fitness with John Thomas. Full Story

Mobutu, Ali-Foreman and the music in 1974

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga was one of the worst African leaders who ever lived. Mobutu had a hand in the deaths of Patrice Lumumba (A Great Son of Africa), Maurice Mpolo and Joseph Okito on January 17, 1961. Full Story

Conference to consolidate the African National Women's Organization!

One major issue that will be discussed is the impact that colonialism has had on the African family unit. In the U.S. nearly 72 percent of African children are born to single parents, with a majority of them being raised by single mothers. Almost half of African children in Britain are being raised by single parents. Full Story

Stop and frisk puts Chicago InPDUM member in jail and in mug shot magazine

We want the right to free speech and political association, a guarantee of the right to work for the betterment and emancipation of black people without fear of political imprisonment and loss of life, limb, and livelihood. Full Story

videoSt. Petersburg InPDUM forum mobilizes for black community control of the police

In light of the ongoing police murders across the U.S., and particularly the murder of Michael Br... Full Story

Electoral politics and the African vote: Zaki Baruti's run for St. Louis County executive

Baruti was among the first to go to Canfield Drive where 18-year-old Mike Brown s corpse lay face down, decomposing in 100 degree plus heat for four and a half hours after being gunned down by colonial police Darren Wilson. Full Story

videoAaron O'Neal says Protest to Continue Unless Colonialism is Overturned

Aaron O'Neal from the African People's Socialist Party USA says the problem is not "race" and color,... Full Story

videoAisha Fields says Obama has been jolted out of delusion by his "Post Racial" Society

Comrade, Aisha Fields, says people are building a people's movement through protest. She finds it ir... Full Story

videoChairman Omali Yeshitela debates white man on issue of black justice on Press TVs Black Record

Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party debates Michael Lane, President... Full Story

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From , aired Dec 23, 2012
Talk live with African Socialist International Chairman Omali Yeshitela and a live panel discussing current events, including the killing of 20 children at an elementary school in Connecticut, and the recent exposure of more drug-dealing on the part of major imperialist banking institutions. As reported in Uhuru News, "HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation) was founded in 1865 as Britain's main drug pusher in Asia, which, along with the trade in African people and the colonial domination of much of the world, is the basis for the wealth of Britain, the U.S. and world capitalism today. While one out of every eight people incarcerated in the entire world is an impoverished African in the U.S., the HSBC bank simply paid $1.9 billion to the cash-strapped U.S. government and charges were dropped. The $1.9 billion is just a drop in the bucket of HSBC's 173 billion dollars in shares on the stock market and assets of 2.6 trillion dollars. "
audioLive discussion on unrest in Burkina Faso, crisis in Ivory Coast, imperialist attack on Libya. Looking at why the U.S. government killed MLK
From , aired Apr 3, 2011
Live discussion with Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary-General of the African Socialist International (ASI) on unrest in Burkina Faso, crisis in Ivory Coast and updates on the imperialist attack on Libya. Host Nyabinga Dzimbahwe also takes a look on this anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. at why the U.S. government killed him.
audioHands off Libya! Stop U.S. imperialist attacks!
From , aired Mar 20, 2011
Host Nyabinga Dzimbahwe interviews African Socialist International (ASI) Secretary-General Luwezi Kinshasa on the imperialist assault on Libya occurring now. ASI Chairman Omali Yeshitela also joins the discussion by phone.

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