First “Days in Solidarity with African People” Event in St. Petersburg goes viral nationally!



First Days in Solidarity with African People Event in St. Petersburg FL goes Viral Nationally.

Submitted by USM National Outreach Chair, Johann Bedingfield. 

On October 2, 2016, DSAP St. Petersburg rolled through expectations, revealing thousands of white people are hungry to understand how to rectify the ongoing genocide against African people inside U.S. colonial borders and throughout the world. Akwaaba Hall at the Uhuru House was jam packed and 25,000 online viewers throughout the country tuned in! Jesse Nevelsky, President of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, opened the night with an uncompromising solidarity statement, putting forward the African People’s Socialist Party and its leaders and powerful political and economic institutions, including the African People’s Solidarity Committee that was created 40 years ago as an organization of white people actively committed to reparations to African people.

The first speaker African People’s Solidarity Committee Chairwoman Penny Hess not only celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of APSC but deepened the understanding of why the African People’s Socialist Party created it. APSC was founded as the Party’s strategy to overturn U.S. and European colonialism through winning white people under the leadership of the African working class to turn over their stolen resources concentrated inside the white community. She made clear the African working class is fighting for revolution not reform. Hess uncovered the historical rise of the European nation and U.S.-led parasitic capitalism through the brutal enslavement and genocide of African and Indigenous people. White people’s role was and is central to gaining prosperity at the expense of African and other colonized people, through selling black bodies as the first commodity, lynchings, police murder and terror, stealing Africa’s resources and Indigenous  land, white rights movements including women and gay rights to join the U.S. colonial state. Hess called on white people to end our self-imposed isolation from the rest of humanity by not only taking responsibility for theft of billions of lives and resources throughout the world but find our redemption through reparations to African people, joining under the leadership of the African revolution. Conretely that means joining the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

Next was a powerful acting performance by Akile Anai, St. Pete InPDUM member, playing an African woman who fights to grasp revolutionary science in order to win African Liberation, instead of relying on religion and mysticism to explain oppression and solutions to end it.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party followed with a political sharp speech that cut through the lies of U.S. and European colonialism. Chairman exposed how the myth of white people being genesis of civilization was a cover to hide how a rotting Europe rescued itself from disease and poverty through the genocidal assault on African people and the  wiping out a whole continent of Indigenous people. Not only did white people steal resources, land, labor but also science. White power has nearly erased the memory of African people as being a free people in the motherland of Africa before European imperialism and capitalism. Progress is a lie if it’s put in the proximity of African history starting on a cotton plantation inside the U.S. The Chairman said a mural on St. Pete’s City Hall wall depicting Africans and white people living together is not a sign of progress. Africans have historically been denied self-determination and independence from the U.S. whose white population has depicted Africans with ugly offensive names and grotesque features. Such a depiction was showcased in the mural which hung previously in St. Petersburg’s City Hall, and which Chairman Omali Yeshitela ripped down in 1966, an act of rebellion for which he was imprisoned.  Africans are taking their history back, their resources and self-determination. This has caused a crisis  in the white world, with white people being mobilized by the Bernie and Trump campaigns, in order to attempt for the white community to regain a foothold on Africa’s wealth. Chairman Omali Yeshitela explained that the only way forward for white people is to join under the leadership of African people who are  getting rid of this parasitic U.S and European social system so that no one will be oppressed,  including those white sectors who are marginalized in this  current social system.  We must reject white opportunism that seeks to put responsibility on African people to solve our contradictions with own white ruling class. We must join the rest of humanity fighting to be free.

APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess introduced Kunde Mwamvita, formally known as Yeshica Clemmons, whose child, Dominique Battle along with her two friends Li’Nya Miller and Ashaunti Butler was drowned  by the Pinellas County Sheriff Department on March 31st. Mwamvita, whose name means African mother warrior, made an emotional demand that Sheriff Killer Bob Gualtieri and Deputy Serial Murderer Howard Scaggs be brought to justice including being charged with first degree murder for not only drowning these beautiful African girls but also for previous similar murders of black people, including the drowning of Laboriel Felton in 2002. Mwamvita not only represents herself but every African family who has lost loved ones at the hands of U.S. police and white vigilantes; a whirlwind of justice is coming.

Kitty Reilly and Jesse Nevelsky put out a reparations appeal and raised $8,000 to the Africans  One Billion Strong campaign, which is an  African working class self-determination initiative to build an African economy, using their own resources that have been stolen from U.S.and European colonialism. The initial goal has been surpassed through winning members and sustainers of USM and successful reparations challenges that white people in the audience committed to raising during the Days in Solidarity with African People campaign.
The night closed with the warmest revolutionary birthday wish to the Chairman and his wife Deputy Chair Ona Zene Yeshitela from members of African People’s Socialist Party.

The Days in Solidarity with African People speaking tour is coming to SEVEN CITIES this October!  Next DSAP event in Oakland, CA October 13th! Here’s a list of all DSAP 2016 events:

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ St. Pete
Day in Solidarity with African People
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
4:00 ~ 7:00 PM EST
Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Contact: 727-888-3797 or send email to:
Click here to see Facebook page for St. Pete event!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ Huntsville, AL.
Day in Solidarity with African People
Friday, October 7th, 2016
6:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Lowe Mill 2211 Seminole Dr. SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
Contact: (256) 975~6820
Click here to see Facebook page for Huntsville event!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ Oakland
Day in Solidarity with African People
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
6:30~ 9:30 PM PDT
Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605
To RSVP or for questions call 510-871-3342 or email
Click here to see Facebook page for Oakland event!

USM San Diego~ March for Reparations
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
10:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM
San Diego City College
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Click here to see Facebook event page!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ San Diego
Day in Solidarity with African People
Sunday, October 16, 2016
4:30 ~ 6:30 PM PDT
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Click here to see Facebook page for San Diego event!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ San Antonio
DSAP Viewing Party!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
2:00 ~ 4:00 PM
Deco Pizzeria
1815 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX. 78201
Click here to see Facebook page for San Antonio event!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ Gainesville
Day in Solidarity with African People
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
6:30 ~ 8:30 PM EST
Headquarters Library Meeting Room A
401 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Contact: for more info
Click here to see Facebook page for Gainesville event!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ Boston
Day in Solidarity with African People
Monday, October 24th, 2016
7:00 ~ 9:00 PM
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 812-941-6512
(T stop Copley Sq. on the Green Line)
Contact Info:
Click here to see Facebook page for Boston event!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement~ Seattle
Day in Solidarity with African People
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
4:00 ~ 7:00 PM
Seattle University, Pigott Building
901 12th Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98122
Click here to see Facebook page for Seattle event!

Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and take a principled stand in material solidarity with African liberation!

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