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The death of Baby Kendrea: A lynching in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS-Six-year-old Kendrea Johnson was found in her bedroom, hanging by a jump rope tied into a "sophisticated noose," on December 27, 2014. Full Story

Philadelphia's killer cops prove the necessity of Black Community Control of the Police

"Integrated city halls and diversity in police hiring have not altered the core police mission in Philadelphia or anywhere else in the United States." Full Story

African historian, Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan dead at 96

Yosef ben-Jochannan, one of the last of the Harlem activist-intellectuals of the 20th century-those fiery, independent scholars who taught classical African history and shaped it into a sword against white supremacy-died Thursday after a long illness. He was 96. Full Story

Party member and Spear staffer fight back against the State and win!

African People's Socialist Party (APSP) member Bakari Olatunji was arrested on bogus charges in Oakland, CA and Spear staffer LIFE Malcolm was framed by the police department and arrested in Tampa, FL. Full Story

African Internationalist Conference on African Women set to convene in London March 28-29

The U.K. African Internationalist Conference on African Women takes place Saturday, March 28, 10:30a-5:30p and Sunday, March 29, 10:30a-5:30p, in London at the Unity Centre, 103 Church Road. Full Story

The Black People's Grand Jury is a contest for State power!

"It is not good enough to come here and pretend that we are not accustomed to white men killing black people and going free for having done that." Full Story

Program set for conference on African women - March 21-22, Washington, D.C.

"African women and men should attend this conference to be empowered to take our contradictions head-on and overturn our relationship with the current social dynamics." Full Story

Resolution/Position Paper of the African Internationalist Conference on African Women

"We cannot have liberation for our people with half our nation obscured in mundane tasks that prevent us from participating in our own liberation." Full Story

Ferguson police chief resigns; Africans must manage our own communities

Press TV has interviewed Yejide Orunmila of the African People s Socialist Party in Washington to discuss the resignation of the police chief of Ferguson in the US following a justice department report on systematic discrimination against Africans in the city. Full Story

Special Black is Back Coalition Conference set for St. Louis-Ferguson calls for "Black Community Control of the Police"

The Black is Back Coalition is an organization of organizations and individuals whose mission in this instance is to bring a coherent message to this mass movement coming out of Ferguson and spreading throughout the country. Full Story

Shared News

Debate: Police violence against blacks in US

In this edition of the Debate, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party in Tampa, and Peter Sinnott, an independent scholar from New York, comment on the issue. Full Story

Wisconsin students protest police shooting of unarmed Madison teenager

Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People's Socialist Party is interviewed to explain this struggle. Full Story

VonDerrit Myers Jr.'s memorial desecrated by cowards!

ST. LOUIS, MO.--A text came through to my phone,at 10:03 a.m. on an abnormally warm Tuesday morning: "Some coward just set VonDerrit Myers, Jr.s memorial on fire." It was a text placed by Syreeta Myers, VonDerrit's bereaved mother. Full Story

A look at the life of legendary piano man, Herbie Hancock

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The struggle in West Papua

The people of West Papua have been fighting for independence from the illegitimate and sordid rule of the Indonesian government for 51 years. Full Story

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma frees Eugene DeKock, admitted white assassin of more than 100 black freedom fighters

Eugene Alexander de Kock, 66, was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment plus 212 years in 1996 after admitting to more than 100 crimes of murder and other crimes of torture and fraud in the late 1980s and 1990s. Full Story

Los Angeles police shoot down another unarmed brother

LOS ANs AGELES-A group of cops responding to a dispatcher call sending them to the 500 block of San Pedro St., an area of Longeles known as Skid Row, on Sunday March 1, 2015. Shortly after their arrival they shot and killed an unarmed, 39-year-old black man known in the community as Africa. Full Story

Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford challenges Obama and Justice Department's solutions to police murder and violence: Calls for "Black Community Control of the Police!"

The Mass Black Incarceration State is incapable of meaningful reform. What's needed is Black community control of the police. Full Story

Houston's successful 2nd Annual African Martyrs Day and 50th anniversary commemoration of the assassination of Malcolm X

Despite the scattered showers throughout the day, about 200 people braved the rain to attend. Full Story

African women in Europe announce African Internationalist Women's Conference set for London

SWEDEN--The African People's Socialist Party will host a Conference on African Women with the goal of consolidating the African National Women's Organization (ANWO). This conference will be held in Washington, DC on March 21 and 22 as well as in London, UK on March 28 and 29, 2015. Full Story

Chicago celebrates African Martyr's Day 2015

CHICAGO On Feb 21, 2015, The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), held th... Full Story

Burning Spear Audio/Visual Team shines at Black People's Grand Jury in St Louis

AJ Ali of St. Petersburg and Wil Lockett of Chicago joined the BSM Multi-Media team that worked around the clock. They operated the sound system and video projector so that all in attendance could clearly see and hear the evidence presented and the prosecutors' arguments. Full Story

Police murder of Cary Ball takes toll on family

These grieving parents had to seek and find answers for themselves amidst an actual campaign of terror and harassment by the police. Full Story

Hands off Panzi Hospital in Congo: Stop the violence against African women!

Panzi Hospital, with its 450 beds, is not a private business run to generate profits, but to respond to the needs of the people living under military occupation. Full Story

Cova da Moura police invasion

PORTUGAL-Thursday, February 5, 2015-In Cova da Moura, one of the many ghettos in Portugal, six black youths were victims of police brutality. Some of them are members and volunteers of black organizations who are active in the community. Full Story

Haitian lynched in the Dominican Republic

Let Haiti use its enormous natural resources - gold, oil, lands - to feed its own people without the wealthy nations stealing and containing Haiti in poverty. Full Story

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Foster care fraud - the selling of African children in the 21st century could be appalling to man... Full Story

Black People's Grand Jury indicts Darren Wilson for 1st degree murder of Mike Brown!

St. Louis, MO - On January 4, 2015, the Black People's Grand Jury voted 11 to 1 to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on charges of first degree murder in the August 9, 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black civilian. Full Story

videoWatch: Omali Yeshitela on why African women need to join our Revolution

Register now for the African People's Socialist Party USA Women's Conference, March 21-22 in Washing... Full Story

videoWatch: Omali Yeshitela: "We have created life and resources for everybody except for Africa and African people"

Omali Yeshitela: "We have created life and resources for everybody except for Africa and African peo... Full Story

videoWatch: African Internationalist Women's Conference in Washington, D.C. and London England

Register Now for the African People's Socialist Party USA Women's Conference March 21-22 in Washingt... Full Story

French Imperialism's hypocrisy and irreversible downward spiral exposed in Charlie Hebdo crisis

At the outset, the white imperialist world press, led by one of the most unpopular French president's in history, Francois Hollande, was in motion condemning the killings with the most acrimonious language imaginable. Full Story

Reparations Movement converges in Gainesville! Powerful program set for Uhuru Solidarity Movement's National Convention, March 7-8, 2015

This year's convention will take place in the city of Gainesville, Florida, an area where the African People's Socialist Party has deep roots going back to the Black Revolution of the Sixties. Full Story

Charlie Hebdo and a white world whose ideological expressions reflect dying relations of parasitic capitalist production

Hundreds of French Jews from the largest Jewish population in Europe are said to be rushing off to Occupied Palestine or Israel in search of protection from Muslims. Full Story

There is No Such Thing As Women "In General"

Editor's Note: The following excerpt was taken from the Resolution for the African Internationalist Conference on African women. This section destroys the notion of women as a general term, which is often used to classify all women's struggles into one struggle. Full Story

St. Louis police union president incites white riot at City Hall meeting

ST. LOUIS, MO--On Thursday, January 29, 2015, African people came out to a meeting to demand the e... 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

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

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

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

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

Black People's Grand Jury Ferguson, Day 1, Part 1 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gil Scott and Jimmy Ruffin

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videoPenny Hess: "I am not Charlie"

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

Foster care fraud: Selling African children in the 21st Century

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

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

"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

Uhuru Communique

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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