African Socialist International Presents: Make Belgium Pay Reparations

“Make Belgium Pay Reparations” is a forum hosted by the African Socialist International to expose the genocidal history of Belgian and U.S. colonial domination of African people in Congo, from the brutal reign of King Leopold II to the assassination of Patrice Lumumba by CIA and Belgian forces, and continuing today through neocolonialism. The African…

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…

White Lies Shattered

Episode 1: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans brought civilization to the world” On the premiere episode of “White Lies Shattered,” a special series hosted by Reparations in Action, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee explores the genocidal origins of capitalism and uproot the lies white people tell ourselves about slavery, colonialism…

Umar Johnson Isn’t Pan-Africanism

Ahjamu Umi I have belonged to the All African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) for 37 years.  Before that, I spent four undergraduate years and one graduate college year as a leader in campus Pan-African Student Unions.  That means I’ve spent 42 of my 59 years on earth involved in Pan-African thinking and work.  I certainly…

Afro-Pessimism and the [Un]Logic of Anti-Blackness

Annie Olaloku-Teriba | ISSUE 26(2): IDENTITY POLITICS The Problem In the late afternoon of 10 February 2015, local police in Chapel Hill responded to a report of fired shots. They entered a Finley Forest condominium to find the lifeless bodies of three young Arabs. The first, Deah Barakat, lay dead in the front doorway. The…

The Unknown Relationship between Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X

Ahjamu Umi February 21, 2021 marked the 56th commemoration of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz aka Malcolm X in Harlem, New York. The 24th marked the 50th commemoration of the CIA (Criminals In Action) sponsored coup that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah’s democratically elected government in Ghana. The close historical proximity of the downfall…