USM comrades Jackson of San Diego, CA and Johann of St. Pete, FL will be in attendance at the Uhuru Solidarity Movement’s National Convention, April 16~17, in St. Pete, Florida.
Black Power is not the same as white power. White power is for power over others; it oppresses. Black Power is for the power over one’s own life; it liberates. White power does not merely cheer at Donald Trump rallies and loom beneath Ku Klux Klan masks. White power is what loots Africa of the land and resources that belong to Africans. The coltan in our smart phones, an invention from the genius of a black man, comes from Africa. The diamonds and gold for our wedding rings come from Africa. The labor that built America was from Africans kidnapped from their homes in Africa. White power controls the land it stole from Indigenous people, renaming it “the United States of America” and ironically calling it “the land of the free.”
Who is free here? Not the largely black and brown victims of the school-to-prison pipeline and the prison systen that cages over a million Africans, with nearly the rest of prisoners being Mexicans. Not the desperate refugees denied refugee status who are detained, tortured, raped, and even even murdered at the Mexican border. Not Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and others murdered by police who “protect and serve” the interests of the white nationalist state. White power is not just a “racist uncle,” but the American Flag itself and the U.S. state which it reflects. This is because the U.S state was from its inception consolidated through genocidal white terror against African and Indigenous people for the benefit of all white people. America isn’t freedom. Black Power is freedom, not just for African people, but for all people. As stated by brave and powerful Fannie Lou Hamer, “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” The way to achieve that is through material solidarity with Black Power, Unleashing stolen wealth that is drenched in blood and turning it over to Africans liberates our humanity as white colonizers.
So how does a white person show solidarity with Black Power? The best way is by paying and encouraging other white people to pay reparations and by becoming an African Internationalist. African Internationalism is a political theory by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement, that not only explains the world and the oppression in it, but has a plan to end that oppression. The word “uhuru” is Swahili for “freedom.” By paying reparations to the Uhuru Movement and its Black Star Industries, this money goes to African self-determination, supporting an African economy for Africans. Reparations is the main focus of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, a coalition of white people working under African leadership through the African People’s Socialist Party for Black Power. While charity exists to make white people feel better about themselves while doing nothing to overturn this parasitic capitalist and white nationalist system creating inequality, reparations is owed and will go to feeding the coming revolution to destroy imperialism and achieve power for Africans over their own lives, land, and resources. Join at www.uhurusolidarity.org and join us at the Uhuru Solidarity Convention, either in person or via livestream, in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 16th and 17th. Uhuru!
Get tickets here: usmconvention.eventbrite.com
Watch the livestream here: http://original.livestream.com/uhurunews