• Reparations Tuesday

    A Global Day of Reparations to the Black Community on Dec. 3

24-hour #GivingTuesday Webathon for Black Power Blueprint

24-HOUR GivingTuesday WEB-A-THON!
DECEMBER 3
7:00 – 8:00 am: OVERVIEW. What is Giving Tuesday? What is Reparations Tuesday? What is the Uhuru Solidarity Movement? What is the Black Power Blueprint?8:00 – 9:00 am: Matching Funds at 8! Donate Now / CULTURE OF REPARATIONS panel

9:00 – 10:00 am: No Way to the NGA! Black Community Resists Spy Agency Construction:

10:00 – 11:00 am: REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC HOUR (Part 1)

11:00 – 11:20 am: Tour the Uhuru Furniture Store!

11:20 am – 12:00 pm: Black Power will Save the Environment

12:00 – 1:40 pm: Tales from the Campaign Trail. Stories from the 2017 and 2019 campaigns to elect Uhuru Movement and African People’s Socialist Party members to office on platforms of reparations to the black community

1:40 – 2:10 pm: USM IN EUROPE. Interview with USM member Josh McDonald organizing in London

2:10 – 3:00 pm: Uhuru Foods and Pies: History, Mission, and LIVE PIE TASTING

PRIME TIME 3 – 8 pm EST
3:00 – 3:30 pm: OVERVIEW. Welcome back to St. Louis. What is the Black Power Blueprint?

3:30 – 4:00 pm: St. Louis University and the Struggle for Reparations

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Interview with African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) Midwest Members: President Kalambayi Andenet, Malika Alexander and Abdullah Alexander

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Interviews with APSP Deputy Chair Ona Zene Yeshitela and Director of Agit-Prop Akile Anai

6:00 – 7:00 pm: INTERVIEW WITH CHAIRMAN OMALI YESHITELA

7:00 – 7:30 pm: Interview with Black Power Blueprint volunteers

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Poetry block feat. Fo Feet

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Colonialism in India: Interview with Santosh Rohit

9:00 – 9:30 pm: Interview with longtime USM member Mark Anderson

9:30 – 10:00 pm: Support the Black Power Blueprint

10:00 – 11:00 pm: Report from USM Portland: No Pride in Genocide. The struggle against Fascism vs the Struggle against colonialism

11:00 – 12:00 pm: AFRICA HOUR. Speeches from African Socialist International Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa. Speech from Chairman Omali Yeshitela at the PanAfricanist Congress in Azania.

DECEMBER 4
12:00 pm – 1:00 am: DJs FOR REPARATIONS

1:00 – 2:00 am: DJ Reparations mix “Motion of Matter”

2:00 – 3:00 am: “IF JESUS WAS A REVOLUTIONARY” Most popular speech by the Chairman

3:00 – 4:00 am: REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC HOUR (PART 2)
“Freedom in the Mix” by Elikya Ngoma (Br.A.very)

4:00 – 5:00 am: Speeches by Fred Hampton on the anniversary of his assassination by the US Government

5:00 – 6:00 am: The Story of the Black Power Blueprint

6:00 – 7:00 am: THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Special thank you to all our donors!

Let’s Raise $2500 to unleash $2500 in matching funds!
BlackPowerBlueprint.org

Join the Reparations Legacy Membership Program Today!

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement has officially launched the Reparations Legacy Membership Program, as a way to recognize our generous USM Sustaining Members who have taken a great  stance of material solidarity with African Liberation by contributing $2,000 or more in reparations to African self-determination and economic development programs of the African People’s Socialist Party. 

BECOME A REPARATIONS LEGACY MEMBER TODAY! 

Wooden, laser-cut USM “Reparations” magnet!

We have developed an exciting new giveback program to appreciate our members that consists of: 

  1.  Waived registration fee to the USM Convention
  2. $25 gift card to our very own Reparations Apparel Line — Uhuru Planet 
  3. A wooden, laser cut, USM Magnet  (pictured here!)
  4. Recognition at the USM National Convention

Join the Reparations Legacy Membership Program! 

The money being raised for this campaign goes to support the incredible Black Power Blueprint, who vision, as stated on their website, “is to return the majority-black North Side of St. Louis to its former economic, political and cultural vibrancy through self-sustaining economic development.”

There are three ways that you can join the Reparations Legacy Membership Program:

  1. You can pay $2,000 or more in reparations today!
  2. Join USM at our Harriet Tubman or Kwame Nkrumah sustainer levels (link to both)
  3. Upgrade your membership level to a Harriet Tubman or above by paying the balance of your membership. (i.e. if you are an Ella Baker sustainer at $1,200 for the year you can submit $800 before Dec. 31st to upgrade Harriet Tubman). 

The legacy of the slavemaster stops here!

Join the Reparations Legacy Membership Program today!

Your Reparations Legacy Membership funds the Black Power Blueprint projects, including : 

  • Uhuru (Freedom) House community center  with Akwaaba (Welcome) Hall
  • Outdoor event space and community garden as home for a One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace
  • 4-plex apartment building—housing for the African Independence Workforce Program creating jobs for those re-entering our community from the prison system
  • A building that will house a bakery, café, community commercial kitchen, outdoor event space and herb garden
  • A 50’ flagpole flying a 25’ red, black and green flag in our outdoor event space across from the Uhuru House, a much-loved symbol of our heritage, culture and pride
  • Outdoor community basketball court

Tampa Bay Times, this is What Reparations Really Is.

A response to the editorial, “Mr. President, this is what lynching really is”.

Written by Janice Kant, member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement

I see the Tampa Bay Times finally acknowledged the lynching of John Evans in 1914 in St. Pete, but you failed to give “full disclosure” — that the St. Petersburg Daily Times and the Evening Independent completely instigated his lynching!

Inciting this violent terror was a common practice by newspapers around the country with sensational headlines and provocative, unsubstantiated charges whipping up white nationalism. They often printed the time and location like a press release to organize the white mobs to gather for the vigilante murder!  William L. Straub, owner of the St. Pete Times in 1914, and other “prominent citizens” were seen participating in the lynch mob and are directly responsible for the murder of John Evans and the terror imposed on the black residents of St. Petersburg.

This was not just a random act of racist violence. It was just like the destruction of Rosewood Florida, Tulsa Oklahoma “Black Wall Street” and countless other incidents of white mob attacks on African people attempting to survive and carve out a modicum of independent economic or political power. White people stole and destroyed the property, land, livelihood, lives and future prosperity of individuals and whole communities for economic gain and political control.

St. Petersburg was no different — for days all African men in the “black quarters” were rounded up and newspapers actually documented the frantic scramble of families forced to flee their homes. Historians have detailed that the lynching was also covered up by the newspapers to protect the economic interests of the city — the newly developing lifestyle of leisure including fishing, agriculture, tourism and real estate.

As we know, lynchings were not just hangings but often days and hours of burning African human beings alive after cutting off genitals and other body parts for souvenirs, cutting out unborn babies and more horrendous torture.

Tampa Bay Times, this is what reparations really is for.

Tampa Bay Times owes reparations for the lynching of John Evans. Tampa Bay Times owes reparations for promoting and encouraging the violence of the police against the black community, for sensational headlines and stories criminalizing and attacking the integrity of African people, for promoting gentrification of south St. Pete pushing the African community out of the city, and much more.

Tampa Bay Times should join the many individuals, corporations, universities, banks and others who are acknowledging and paying reparations to African people, so we can have a truly progressive city.

John Evans was hung from a lightpost and his body riddled with bullets on land that was in the Gas Plant District. Tampa Bay Times needs to put in at least the first million dollars to the Reparations Land Trust promoted by City Council candidate Eritha Akile’ Cainion to give this the land back to the African community of St. Petersburg. Tampa Bay Times should also lead the charge to rename Straub Park and dedicate it to John Evans.

This is what taking responsibility means — for our violent history and for the wealth of our city that continues to come at the expense of the African community here. As a member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, I have been contributing reparations to African people for years to begin to repay this debt. Join me.

Days of Reparations to African People (DRep) 2019 Tour Dates

Days of Reparations to African People St Petersburg Uhuru Solidarity Movement Florida 2019

Reparations: A Revolutionary Demand!
Fall 2019 Speaking Tour

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement calls on white people to stand on the side of the resistance of African and oppressed peoples.

Reparations is our self-criticism and the key to joining in solidarity with African people and all of humanity to play our role in the building of a just and harmonious world without war and suffering.

Reparations stands for our unity with the future of the majority of humanity who have been forced into hideous suffering for the past 600 years for our benefit.

Participate in the Days of Reparations to be held in Boston, Philadelphia, Gainesville, St. Petersburg, St. Louis, Seattle, Portland and Louisville this fall.

Stand on the forward side of history!

Find an event near you!

Philadelphia, PA: September 23rd

Louisville, KY: October 1st

St. Louis, MO: October 3rd

St. Petersburg, FL: October 12th

Boston, MA: October 15th

Portland, OR: October 23rd

Seattle, WA: October 24th

Gainesville, FL: November 10th

Don’t see your city listed? Reach out to us at info@uhurusolidarity.org to find out how you can host your own Day of Reparations to African People speaking event or watch party! You don’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity!

 

Uhuru Solidarity Movement: A Call to White People, Participate in the Days of Reparations to African People

August 19, 2019

Reparations to African people as a revolutionary demand: key to transforming the world

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) is a white organization founded by and working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party with the goal of building a movement of white reparations to African people in solidarity with the liberation of Africa and African people everywhere. USM exists in over 150 cities throughout the U.S, 37 states, and 5 countries including the UK.

Why reparations to African people is the most positive and progressive stand white people can take!

The 2019 Days of Reparations to African People Speaking Tour and organizing campaign reflects a critical turning point in the six hundred year long history of oppression and resistance of African people in the U.S. and around the world.

It has been over 600 years since Portugal’s assault on and colonization of Africa in 1415, 400 years since the ship of enslaved people arrived at Jamestown, VA in 1619, and 100 years since the “Red Summer”, with countless murderous white riots and slaughter of African people all over the U.S. in 1919.

It is also 5 years after when the massive African uprising in Ferguson, MO following the police murder of Michael Brown in 2014.

At a time when one in three African men will be sent to prison and death by police violence is the greatest cause of death for young black men, the Days of Reparations to African People calls on white people everywhere to break from our continuum of complicity with the oppression of African people and stand in solidarity with the African community fighting for power over their lives and destinies!

Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the African People’s Socialist Party, has shown that capitalism and U.S. and European wealth and power are built on the European assault on Africa, centuries of enslavement of African people, along with the genocide of the Indigenous people, the theft of their land and the colonization of the majority of humanity.

As white people we know that there are two Americas: two distinct bi-polar realities in this country, one characterized by the experience of democracy, law that works for us, the chance to get a good education, jobs, travel and the opportunity to buy our starter homes on tree-lined streets with down payments passed down from our parents and grandparents.

The other is a reality of colonial state repression, imposed poverty, hopelessness, police violence and powerlessness.

We don’t have to be rich to experience much of the “American dream.” Many working white families travel the world, send their kids to college and have at least two cars parked in the driveways of their own homes.

We know that the average white family has about $165,000 in financial assets while one in five African families “have zero or negative net worth,” according to Federal Reserve reports.

If we have a family member with a drug addiction problem we do not expect our doors to be kicked in by SWAT teams or sentencing of 30 years to life in prison, as is common for African people even in this time of drug decriminalization for white people.

Police officers convicted for fatal shootings of African people are “the exception” according to NBC news.

We know that we have wealth, democracy and security at the expense of African and Indigenous people who face colonialism inside this country and around the world.

We didn’t get here because of the myth that we “worked hard and saved our money.”

We united with this imperialist system by lynching, burning, stealing and bombing in return for a standard of living for ourselves at the expense of the life and livelihood of African people.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the APSP leads the Uhuru Movement and the struggle to unite and liberate Africa and African people everywhere.

The APSP has been fighting for political and economic power in the hands of African people for nearly 50 years.

The APSP is an African working class organization struggling for the return of Africa’s stolen resources and wealth to build an African socialist government under which every African woman, man and child has control of their resources for prosperity for all under self-determination and self-government.

The Uhuru Movement is clear that no protest, demonstration and lawsuit can reform a system built on a pedestal of slavery. Oppression is in its DNA.

The problem is not “racism” but the colonial domination of African people in Africa, in the U.S. or wherever they have been forcibly dispersed any place on the planet.

Colonialism is the military and economic occupation of a whole people by another people for profit, land and power.

The worldwide Uhuru Movement has built the Black Power Blueprint, Black Star Industries and the African Socialist International as instruments of political and economic power in the hands of the African working class everywhere.

Back in 1976 the African People’s Socialist Party built the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people under their leadership strategically placed inside the white population to take this truth home to our families, friends and communities: every dream and aspiration that we have is stolen from others. We all owe Reparations to African people!

In 1982 the Party held the first Tribunal on Reparations for African People in Brooklyn, New York, where an international panel of judges used international law to find the U.S. government guilty of genocide to African people.

The Party’s historic tribunal didn’t petition the U.S. government for reparations; it indicted the U.S. demanding at least $4.1 trillion for the stolen wealth of African people during the period of chattel slavery in the U.S. alone.

The Uhuru Movement also determined to make “reparations a household word,” which is a goal that has clearly come to fruition today. The Party does not see reparations as a payoff, but a revolutionary demand.

For white people, reparations is not a punishment. It is the return of stolen wealth. It is the solution to the fundamental problem roiling this country and the world: the oppression of African and colonized people which is the basis for capitalist war, imposed suffering, world poverty, and terror.

Reparations is the ultimate socialist redistribution of the world’s wealth–under the leadership of the organized African working class.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement calls on white people to stand on the side of the resistance of African and oppressed peoples.

Reparations is our self-criticism and the key to joining in solidarity with African people and all of humanity to play our role in the building of a just and harmonious world without war and suffering.

Reparations stands for our unity with the future of the majority of humanity who have been forced into hideous suffering for the past 600 years for our benefit.

Participate in the Days of Reparations to be held in Boston, Philadelphia, Gainesville, St. Petersburg, St. Louis, Seattle, Portland and Louisville this fall.

Stand on the forward side of history!

Unity through Reparations.

LIVESTREAM OF: Update on the Black Power Blueprint: Political Power on St. Louis’ North Side

Update on the Black Power Blueprint: Political Power on St. Louis' North Side.

Click "Get Reminder" to be notified when we go live!Black Power Blueprint Coordinator Ona Zene' Yeshitela lays out the latest updates from this dynamic project that is transforming the African working class community of St. Louis. Economic Development Coordinator Ticharwa Masimba and Project Developer Kitty Reilly discuss with Deputy Chair Ona Zene' the upcoming developments and the powerful community response.Learn more, join and contribute at BlackPowerBlueprint.org

Posted by Black Power Blueprint on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

 

Update on the Black Power Blueprint: Political Power on St. Louis’ North Side.

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Black Power Blueprint Coordinator Ona Zene’ Yeshitela lays out the latest updates from this dynamic project that is transforming the African working class community of St. Louis. Economic Development Coordinator Ticharwa Masimba and Project Developer Kitty Reilly discuss with Deputy Chair Ona Zene’ the upcoming developments and the powerful community response.

Learn more, join and contribute at BlackPowerBlueprint.org

APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess interviewed on Hear 2 Help You: “Belief Shaking Conversation”

Dave Rankin and Simone Jennifer Smith of “Hear 2 Help You” interview Chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People’s Solidarity Committee. The APSC was created by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), led by Chairman Omali Yeshitela, founder and leader of the Uhuru Movement.  The Uhuru  Solidarity Movement (USM) is the mass organization of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC), organizing in the white community for reparations to African people. Join us this April 13th & 14th in St. Louis, Missouri for our 2019 national convention: “Make America Pay Reparations!” Register at USM2019CONVENTION.EVENTBRITE.COM.

LIVESTREAM OF: USM Web Show to benefit the Black Power Blueprint- The CIA: The World’s Biggest Drug Dealer

This episode of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement Web Show will expose the history of the CIA’s role in trafficking cocaine into African communities in the United States; how Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement exposed this before it was later corroborated by San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb; and how the US “War on Drugs” is a cover for a colonial war against the African population that locks up millions of black men and women in prison to fuel the parasitic capitalist economy.

Contribute tonight at BlackPowerBlueprint.org

USM Webinar to benefit Black Power Blueprint – The CIA: The World’s Biggest Drug Dealer

This episode of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement Web Show will expose the history of the CIA’s role in trafficking cocaine into African communities in the United States; how Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement exposed this before it was later corroborated by San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb; and how the US “War on Drugs” is a cover for a colonial war against the African population that locks up millions of black men and women in prison to fuel the parasitic capitalist economy.

Join us for this livestreamed event on Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm EST.

White people in solidarity with Black Power and African liberation can join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, and join us for our National Convention “Make America Pay Reparations” this April 13th & 14th in St. Louis, MO.  Register at USM2019CONVENTION.EVENTBRITE.COM 

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