Ten white people on Monday, Jan 29th, gathered at Black Crow Coffee in St. Petersburg, Florida to meet around how we in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) will build the culture of reparations here under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. Here is the political overview of the USM, St. Pete’s 2018 Plan of Action presented at this meeting.
St. Petersburg, Florida is the headquarters of the African People’s Socialist Party, the vanguard of the African working class and the African revolution and the leader of the Uhuru Movement. The African People’s Socialist Party is leading the international anti-capitalist and anti-colonialist movement, with Chairman Omali Yeshitela respected as a world leader by colonized people and nations from Palestine to Occupied Azania to Venezuela. The African People’s Socialist Party is the guiding force for the future of humanity and the planet.
The St. Pete solidarity front of the Uhuru Movement must be worthy of emulation by all other areas in the country and the world.
The State has worked to crush the efforts of the African working class and all colonized peoples globally, nationally and locally to continue its parasitic thieving of resources, land, labor and lives. This is naturally exemplified in St. Pete where the State has worked to crush the African working class’ struggle for self-determination, destroying the Gas Plant district in St. Pete, carrying out constant police occupation – including on an intensified scale this past MLK day, and dividing the black community through a variety of means, including gerrymandering and building a freeway through the black community. It has worked to push out the black community through gentrification and police violence. In 2-3 years time, if this continues without fierce resistance, there will not be a black community in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The African People’s Socialist Party, led by Chairman Omali Yeshitela, is the only organization that has fought successfully against the State and mobilized African people, the only organization that has built real economic development by and for African people. This includes the Uhuru House community center with its beautiful Akwaaba Hall, the Uhuru Jiko commercial kitchen, Black Power 96.3 FM radio station, Uhuru Foods and Pies and the Burning Spear newspaper. These institutions for African self-determination were built all from the people, nothing from the State, and in the face of violent counterinsurgency.
The State has worked to isolate the Uhuru Movement, banning it from popular areas such as by privatizing the sidewalks at Bay Walk (Sundial) and the media rarely covering the Uhuru Movement and slandering it when it does, as well as a variety of means so that longtime residents are made to think of “the Yoohooroos” as just a local group of weirdos instead of the international leader of the anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist movement.
We need to win white people in St. Pete – who make up a little under 70% of the city – to the significance of the Uhuru Movement and how the world would be an even more and incredibly horrible place if not for the African People’s Socialist Party and Chairman Omali Yeshitela. We need to win white people to defend the Uhuru Movement against daily attacks, verbal and physical, seemingly small and large.
We must win white people to paying, raising and supporting thousands and hundreds of thousands and soon millions in reparations to the Black Power Blueprint – a campaign of Black Star Industries and the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (the economic and non-profit fronts, respectively, of the Party), winning the line that the economic and political are one.
As Chairman Omali Yeshitela says, politics are just concentrated economics. Self-determination projects of the Party, such as Uhuru Foods and Pies, are thereby directly tied to ending the murder of African people by the State. Black Power means economic and political power, having the power over their own lives and the power to destroy their oppressors and thereby the oppression forced on African people.
We must take on leading the 70% of the city, seeing all the white people in this city as our responsibility, and thereby leading them to come under the liberating leadership of the vanguard of the African working class and the African revolution.
We have a responsibility to build the largest and most dynamic and effective branch, the leading branch, of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement. We must take up all the political space, challenging the FBI targeting the black movement, challenging the Democratic Party which feigns to be progressive while murdering, exploiting and oppressing African people the same if not more than the Republican Party – which at least is mostly honest about its stance towards African and other colonized people.
By building USM, we help in building the whole Uhuru Movement – as all areas help build all areas. We will work non-competitively with other Uhuru Movement organizations, such as Communities United for Reparations and Economic Development (CURED), the Party’s grassroots, precinct based organization here in St. Pete and the Party’s electoral front.
Onward to raising reparations, winning white people and building USM, St. Pete!
Victory to African people!
Unity Through Reparations!