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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, 2014 in Havana, Cuba. President Castro address the new relations between the Cuban and U.S. governments. 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

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

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

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

In Support of Jefferson City March

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man l... Full Story

videoChairman Omali Yeshitela at press conference in front of St. Pete police station

On December 4, 2014, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, spoke at a p... Full Story

Another killer cop walks free. Will Brooklyn burn? Should Brooklyn burn?

Build the African Peoples Socialist Party! Full Story

Build white solidarity with the African liberation struggle!

Join the African People's Solidarity Committee on January 11 and 12, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida for our national conference featuring a keynote presentation by Chairman Omali Yeshitela and APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess. Full Story

Uhuru Tours presents Chairman Omali Yeshitela 2015 Worldwide Tour

ST PETERSBURG, FL--Uhuru Tours and Speakers Bureau is launching Chairman Omali Yeshitela ' s 2015 worldwide tour targeting the U.S., Canada, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, with the slogan, ' Presenting African Internationalism to the world. ' Full Story

Ferguson reignites Black Liberation Movement inside U.S. borders!

Full of lies, deceit and disrespect for African life McCullough's statement pandered to every white nationalist clich that criminalizes African people and blames us for our oppression. Full Story

videoOmali Yeshitela sums up African resistance in Ferguson and the broader U.S.

ST. LOUIS, MO: Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party talks with Iran's P... Full Story

videoYejide Orunmila #FergusonDecision Interview with Press TV

WASHINGTON, D.C. - APSP member Yejide Orunmila is interviewed by Iran's Press TV about the grand jur... Full Story

Cleveland police murder 12-year-old Tamir Rice - "Fists Up! Fight Back!"

The most profound comment Tamir's father made came when he said "The police know what they're doing." He's right. Like Malcolm X said nearly 50 years ago, "As long as they've been doing it, they're experts at it." Full Story

videoFill the streets for black community control of police

Find out more about #Ferguson grand jury decision #TheDayAfter events in your area at Full Story

InPDUM St Louis-Ferguson digs in deep for Day After Verdict Protests - Pay Attention!

It would be wise for members of INPDUM to move with one another, whenever possible, since we are going out with protestors and demonstrators from other groups and interest sectors and do not know the tactics and methods they are planning. Full Story

Protest on the day after Ferguson Grand Jury decision! Fill the streets!

Join thousands around the U.S. and world in massive protests calling for justice for Mike Brown and African people everywhere, regardless of the grand jury s decision! Full Story

From the National Central Committee of the African People's Socialist Party

"at this moment the contradictions associated with the arrest of the Chairman at this period of imperialist crisis, when imperialism is reckless and desperate, outweigh the immediate benefits that his arrest might bring." Full Story

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine speak out on recent violence in Jerusalem

What is being called Har Nof was in fact built on the ruins of the village of Deir Yassin, ethnically cleansed in 1948 and hundreds of Palestinians slaughtered at the hands of the Haganah and Zionist terror organizations, as they expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land" Full Story

Masses rise up against neo colonialism in Burkina Faso

Sankara was the inspiration of the militant African masses that brought down Compaore. Full Story

The battle for Ferguson: The struggle for independence and autonomy

We have to also politicize the community and explain why voter registration drives are not delivering the real change we need because we're voting in leaders who are collaborators with the very system that is responsible for murdering Michael Brown. Full Story

video17-year-old black girl (Brittney Overstreet) slammed to the ground and beaten by police!

Chimurenga Waller of the African People's Socialist Party interviews Benny Green during Burning Spea... Full Story

Free all anti Szwartz Piet Demonstrators - End Colonial Santa Claus Parade

All Black Piets in the parade are White people dressed with fake locs, faces painted black and lips red. Full Story

Ferguson update! Fill the streets the day after the verdict!

To locate where Day After actions are happenning in your area go to Black is Back Coalition Facebook page. Full Story

Drum and Spear - Letters to the Editor

The power of the week-long boycott reminded the State that their power to oppress prisoners and the people more often than not depend on our consent. Once we withdraw that consent their sense of security and control becomes much less certain. Full Story

AAPDEP Houston Branch 5th Ward Community Garden teach-in for students of YES Prep School

As an organization dedicated to developing community based projects which focus on improving the quality of life of African people worldwide, AAPDEP has a three- fold mission focusing on health, agriculture, and education. Full Story

Reverand Pickney convicted with no evidence

Pinkney and other members of the Benton Harbor community group, BANCO (Black Autonomy Network Community Organization), have led multiple petition drives to recall local officials as one strategy of their campaign to promote democracy, civil rights, and economic justice in the county. Full Story

Diasporic Music - Jalali Pens tribute to Milton "The Voice" Blake

The Fort George St. Ann Bay, Jamaica-born Blake would have been 70 years old on September 25th. I lost a part of myself when Blake succumbed to colon cancer on October 18, 2007. It was like losing an arm, a leg or an eye. Full Story

COINTELPRO

When the FBI makes these kinds of noises in public, you can be sure that a national counter-intelligence operation is already fully in motion. Full Story

Cabral's Culture Corner Poetry

African Internationalism unites the many to defeat the few. Divisive, false borders and labels are our oppressor's tools. Full Story

Support Burning Spear Media - our own black stories, our own black voices!

Only the media that WE OWN tells the truth about our lives, our experiences and our struggles. Burning Spear Media is your media and needs your support! Full Story

"Win the African working class beyond fighting against the issue of the moment"

The Tactics and Strategy paper was given by me as a presentation to a black organizers ' ' conference at Amherst University in 1977 that included the participation of the venerable Ella Baker, and Robert Williams, who was a notable figure in the African Liberation Movement. Full Story

videoZenzele Consignment Online Holiday Auction - Nov 24-Dec 10

AAPDEP newest economic initiative - Zenzele Consignment - launches an online Holiday Auction. Your ... Full Story

Scientist say Ebola brought to Africa

Because of the widespread loss of life, fear, physiological trauma and despair among Liberians and other West African citizens, it is incumbent that I make a contribution to the resolution of this devastating situation, which may continue to recur, if it is not properly and adequately confronted Full Story

Harriet's Daughters - Edited by Yejide Orunmila

The following article from Waleeah Brooks, International Chair of InPDUM, explains the struggle to be a revolutionary and how the problems confronted by revolutionary organization are, in fact, directly connected to her condition as a single parent. Full Story

Online Holiday Auction to Raise Start Up Funds for AAPDEP Institution

Zenzele Consignment will be conducting an online auction! Full Story

videoInPDUM Launches Geared for Revolution campaign

InPDUM Apparel is an economic development project of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Mov... Full Story

Black is Back on track

The following are two poems written by poet extraordinaire Raymond Nat Turner. Full Story

Ferguson fights on! Forward ever! Backwards Never!

After years of witnessing and being subjected to police murder and brutality, the assassination of Mike Brown with his hands up was the "straw that broke the camel's back." Full Story

videoBlack is Back Coalition's Lawrence Hamm calls for "Next Day" action on Ferguson grand jury decision

Lawrence Hamm, Chairman of the People's Organization for Progress and member of the Black is Back... Full Story

videoBlack is Back Coalition speakers call for "Day After" action when the Ferguson grand jury vindicates Mike Brown's killer

Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Revolution calls for "Next Day" actions throug... Full Story

"Peace Through Revolution": Black is Back March and Rally Nov 1 and 2

"The Black Is Back Coalition held firmly to its founding principles of unity in struggle against imperialism, white supremacy and the rule of the rich." Full Story

Vote for Zaki Baruti for ST. Louis County Executive!

The following video is an endorsement by Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the write-in candidacy of Zaki Baruti for the office of St Louis County Executive in the upcoming November 4, 2014 general elections. Full Story

Press Release: March and Rally Will Happen Rain or Shine!

CONTACT: Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, 224-572-9887 or 727-821-6620 Full Story

Nov. 1 "Black is Back" march on the White House gains momentum

The list of endorsers and participants for the November 1 and 2 "Peace through Revolution" mobilization sponsored by the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations (BIBC) continues to grow daily. Full Story

Supporters fight for freedom of Ta'Von Grayson shot 8 times by Orlando police then put in jail

The Free Ta von Committee presented evidence, at the October 21 press conference and demonstration, proving that the police violated their own protocol when they shot Ta Von. Full Story

Houston AAPDEP set to hold hands-on training for students

Volunteers of AAPDEP and members will be present to engage the students at different stations arranged in the garden so the students will learn specific aspects of gardening at each station stopover. Full Story

U.S. cannot win in the Mid-East as it's every ally pursues its own interests

The beheading of two white men, one from Britain and one from the U.S. was used to promote imperialist violence and terror and to win white people to support their governments' wars of aggression in the Middle East. Full Story

Remembering Peter Tosh: Stepping Razor

Black musicians have always practiced African internationalism. Duke Ellington's band was Pan-African. Moreover, Cuba and Black America have had a special relationship. Full Story

Drum and Spear - Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the newspaper. It was inspiring. I love to hear about the true Freedom Fighters of the people. Full Story

Denzel Washington's role as "The Equalizer" reivewed

"As an industry that produced great wealth while massaging the public consciousness, film had long received the keen attention of labor and capital alike." Full Story

Ta'Von Grayson Must be set Free

"What happens inside the courtroom is determined by what happens outside the courtroom!" "Mobilize for Court hearing on Tuesday, October 21, 2014!" Full Story

Ebola is U.S. biological warfare against African people!

"Poverty is imposed on Africa so there is little or no nutritional food and this is also a factor that makes the people susceptible to Ebola and a host of other illnesses that kill us too soon." Full Story

Ferguson: Yes, Black is Back!

Police murder of African people, especially young African men, is normal, and it is routine throughout the length and breadth of the United States. Full Story

Annual Health Fair and Competion set for Florida gym

St. Petersburg, FL - The TyRon Lewis Community Gym is holding its Annual Health Fair, featuring a weight lifting competition, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Full Story

Former neocolonial dictator of Haiti Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier dead at 63

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier recently died of a heart attack in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince at the age of 63. Full Story

Omali Yeshitela to speak at Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg, Florida

On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement holds its Day in Solidarity with African People event. The program takes place at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave S. in St. Petersburg, FL. Full Story

Oakland Day in Solidarity with African People opposes colonial violence

OAKLAND--The 2014 Day in Solidarity with African People Campaign kicked off on October 5th at the ... Full Story

videoBurning Spear Editor Attacked by Tampa police!

Life Malcolm, managing editor of The Burning Spear newspaper and long-time activist against police t... Full Story

The national question: "We are Africans because we say we are!"

We can say, therefore, that the African nation is one born of its historical ties to its African national homeland, with a core sense of sameness that includes a common culture, history and physiognomy. Full Story

Another 18 year old African murdered by police in St Louis

"Walking home from the store could very well be fatal if you are an African in the police occupied streets of any city here in the land of the 'free police.' Better known as America!" Full Story

Evo Morales highlights role of indigenous and farmers in Bolivian government

And in this short time we have demonstrated that the agricultural and indigenous movements also serve to govern and that's why we are going to win on October 12," the date set for the elections, as cited by PL. Full Story

Police violence adds urgency to black coalition rally and march on the White House

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Senegal liberalism and the betrayal of the old "left parties" in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal "It is very clear that the outcome of the presidential, legislative and local elections in Senegal reveal the political immaturity of our revolutionary movement, and the need for political education among the masses. Full Story

Namibia, Drones, and Obama

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AAPDEP on the "African way of planting, producing, and providing"

Houston "On Saturday, September 13, 2014, members of the All African People's Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) Houston branch followed up with the next steps of gardening tasks. Full Story

Good Riddance Eric Holder

Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BAR, and is widely reprinted elsewhe... Full Story

Uhuru Halloween Haunted Night

When: Oct 31, 2014 6:00pm Where: Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. South Contact: APEDF, 727-821-243... Full Story

Protesters demand freedom for Tavon Grayson - Shot 8 times by Orlando police

ORLANDO, FL "On Monday, September 29 the Committee to Free and Defend Tavon Grayson held a militant demonstration in front of the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, FL., the site of a "Violation of Probation Hearing" for 24-year-old Tavon Grayson. Full Story

Reparations groups protest at Norfolk Southern Rail Yard

CHICAGO, IL-- On Tuesday, September 23rd, representatives from 25 organizations, armed with ... Full Story

The Congressional Black Caucus Shamed for their Support of Israel

WASHINGTON, DC: On Wednesday, September 24th from 9-11am individuals and organizations such as the... Full Story

In "The Land of Disney" police shoot 23 year old Tavon Grayson 8 times

ORLANDO, FL-On Tuesday, July 19, 2014, 23-year-old Tavon Grayson was gunned down in a downtown Orlando, Florida parking lot. Five Orlando cops have been implicated in the near fatal shooting of Grayson who was hit a total of eight times, including once in the head. Full Story

videoPeace through Revolution March and Rally on the White House - Nov. 1, 2014

Join the "Peace Through Revolution" March on the White House November 1st. A National Conference of ... Full Story

Ebola: Imperialist biological warfare against the African nation

Ebola is an imperialist virus. Without imperialist domination of Africa, there is no Ebola, AIDS, cholera or any other curable and preventative diseases imposed on our people. Full Story

Ray Rice Aint Nothing But a Punk

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens star was recently cut from the football team and suspended indefinitely from the NFL in light of new video evidence that show him knocking unconscious his then fianc e - now wife- Janay Palmer. Full Story

Two Africans in North Carolina set free after serving 30 years

LUMBERTON, N.C.-Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown were finally exonerated on September 2, 2014 in the 1983 rape and murder of Sabrina Buie, an 11-year-old African girl, after more than three decades of being falsely imprisoned in North Carolina. Full Story

AAPDEP Houston's 5th Ward Community Garden members come together, clear land for fall/winter crop

HOUSTON-On Saturday, September 6, members of the Houston's All African People's Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) spent the entire day preparing to plant this year's fall crop. Full Story

Robert Saleem Holbrook held in solitary confinement without cause

Editors Note: Below is press alert from the Human Rights Coalition-Fed-Up concerning the illegal lockdown in solitary confinement of Robert Saleem Holbrook and other inmates in the Pennsylvania Penal System because they demand that their human rights be respected. Robert Saleem Holbrook has written many articles for The Burning Spear newspaper and Uhuru News. The Uhuru Movement demands his freedom also. Full Story

Middle East in Turmoil

It is necessary to revisit the 1991 invasion in order to understand the suffering imposed on the people of Iraq today by the U.S. genocidal ruling class. Full Story

Syreeta Wright-Muhammad Remembered

Singer-songwriter Syreeta was an African born in America, best known for her work with ex-husband Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston and ex-Spinner and Temptation G.C. Cameron. Full Story

Dreams Sold Separately

Cabral Culture corner Full Story

A Book Review of Richard Williams' (Serena and Venus' dad) Black and White: The Way I See It

TORONTO-After reading Richard Williams, new memoir Black and White: The Way I See It, I thought about Black Uhuru's song, "Sponji Reggae." Williams is the "genuine character" that Michael Rose, their lead singer sang about. Full Story

Days in Solidarity with African People inside the U.S. and around the world

ST PETERSBURG, FL-The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM), the organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP), is building a mass international campaign for "Days in Solidarity with African People" (DSAP) inside the U.S. and around the world. Full Story

Black Coalition conference salutes Ferguson resistance; Calls for November "Peace Through Revolution" white house rally, demonstration

PHILADEPHIA, PA --"Ferguson must become the battle cry of African people everywhere in this country!" This powerful call to arms, spoken by Omali Yeshitela, the Chair of the Black is Back Coalition, summarized the mood of the nearly 100 African people who gathered in Philadelphia, PA on August 16-17, 2014 for the BIB Coalition's Annual Conference, "Resist U.S. Wars and Occupation in the U.S. and Abroad! Reparations Now!" Full Story

videoChairman Omali Yeshitela in front of the Ferguson Police Department

Chairman Omali Yeshitela in front of the Ferguson Police Department on August 30 at national demonst... Full Story

videoChairman Omali Yeshitela rushed off Stage at August 30 National March on Ferguson

In this video you will see Chairman Omali being grand rushed from the stage for delivering the word ... Full Story

Peace through revolution! Rally and march on the White House

Call for November 1-2, 2014, Black is Back Coalition mobilization against imperialist war at home and abroad! Full Story

Party's successful cadre training school puts black revolutionaries in the streets

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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...
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audioSchool shooting in U.S.; Drug-dealing HSBC banksters go free
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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