#OmaliTaughtMe Sunday Study: Revolutionary Violence is Necessary for Our Freedom

Chairman Omali Yeshitela continues reading from the Political Report to the 2017 Plenary of the African People’s Socialist Party: “Putting Revolution Back on the Agenda.” The Chairman will begin reading on page 48, at the subhead, “Revolutionary violence is necessary for our freedom.” Access the study materials here>>

Witnessing the Selling Out of Juneteenth Right Before Our Eyes

Ahjamu Umi President Biden hands a pen to Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) during the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press) For those active and aware of the African (Black) experience of struggle over the last 500+ years, Juneteenth, along with…

The African Woman: The Invisible Soldier

All African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) Bissau, Guinea Bissau (March 8, 2019) – Women from the PAIGC party in Guinea Bissau gather for an event on International Women’s Day, two days before legislative elections where a new law required that 36 % of candidates be women. A society without women can be compared to humans…

The Hidden History of Juneteenth

Gregory P. Downs “We knowed what was goin’ on in [the war] all the time,” said Felix Haywood, dismissing the notion that his fellow Texas slaves were ignorant of the Emancipation Proclamation. “Ending slavery was not simply a matter of issuing pronouncements, but of forcing rebels to obey the law.” One hundred fifty years ago,…

Juneteenth: “The Day is Ours”

Nicholas Brady It seems inevitable our own holiday will be sold back to us by the same corporations that profit from exploiting black lives. “The actions of the nation are empty, but the actions Black people take to empower themselves truly matter.” Congress’s decision to make June 19th a federal holiday marks the momentum gained since…

Kenneth Kaunda, the Internationalist

Mikaela Nhondo Erskog Kenneth Kaunda with United National Independence Party supporters after a meeting with Iain Macleod, Colonial Secretary, March 1960. The often unsung legacy of Kenneth Kaunda was the pivotal role he played in establishing newly-independent Zambia as a central hub for pan-Africanist and internationalist activities and processes. With an African kitenge crossed over…