REPARATIONS UPRISING: A Call to Build the USM National Convention 2020

White people, let’s make a resolution. 

Starting today, we will never again look out at the world with its billions of starving, suffering human beings, and say, “That’s just the way it is. There’s nothing I can do about it.”

Here’s our next resolution: Let’s do something about it. That brings us to the “Reparations Uprising.”

“Reparations Uprising” is the national conference of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) to be held on April 18-19, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. 

USM is the reparations organization of white people who stand in solidarity with African liberation, under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. 

The USM National Convention is a call-to-action for white people who are sickened by what this system is doing to Africans and other peoples of the world in our name.

The keynote speaker at “Reparations Uprising” will be Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, founder of the Uhuru Movement and world-renowned anti-colonial leader.

Reject the “normalization” of genocide! 

As Chairman Yeshitela has stated, the struggle for liberation and justice for African people is an assault on the “normalization” of imperialism: widespread suffering, genocide, war and slavery of the majority for the benefit of the few. 

In a world held hostage by parasitic capitalism, the most hideous, unnatural and inhumane realities are considered “normal.”  

Daily shootings of young African people by police and white nationalists are considered “normal.”  

The massive wealth divide between Africans and white people is “normal.” We can take it for granted that the average African family’s wealth in the city of Boston is 31,000 times less than the wealth of the average white family. 

It’s “normal” that 60,000 African people are homeless in the city of Los Angeles alone, and over half of the 2.5 million people imprisoned in the U.S. are African people. 

State sanctioned lynchings and murder of Mexican-Indigenous people at the illegitimate colonial border, abject poverty faced by Indigenous people living on concentration camps called ‘reservations’, rampant ecological destruction, drone strikes, targeted assassinations and global starvation are all normal.

Reparations is a commitment to rupture this horrific “new normal” once and forever. 

We stand for reparations because we refuse to accept that it is normal for half the people on the planet earth to live on less than two dollars a day, while white people consume and control over half the world’s resources! 

The “normal” life for white people in a system built on slavery and genocide must be replaced with a way of life built on reparations and solidarity with Africans and the rest of humanity! 

Reparations is a revolutionary stance

Reparations, as a revolutionary act, has to become the “new normal” for the white population. The line has been drawn!  It’s time to pick a side: between oppressor and oppressed. 

The stand of reparations and solidarity with African people puts us in the company of billions of human beings who are determined to liberate themselves and their future generations from having to endure another six hundred years of imperialism. 

White people, we can’t sit on the sidelines. This is the most fundamental question of our lives. 

For white people, the most meaningful decision we will ever make in our lifetime is whether we will choose to continue the legacy of our ancestors– or, commit to fighting for reparations so that the legacy of the slavemaster ends with us.

We can fight to ensure that the next generation will not inherit the legacy of the colonizer; they will inherit the legacy of reparations: peace, global prosperity, ecological renewal, and scientific and medical advancements in the interests of humanity. 

Join the Reparations Uprising. Build the USM National Convention. 

What to expect at “Reparations Uprising” 

Here is a brief summary of what you can expect at “The Reparations Uprising”, in addition to the main presentation by our leadership, Chairman Omali Yeshitela: 

  • Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, will deliver a keynote presentation on the role of white people in extending the African Revolution into white society through building the reparations movement.  Chairwoman Hess has worked under the Party’s leadership to build white solidarity with black power since APSC’s founding in 1976.

  • Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, will present a political report laying out the goals and strategy for USM in the upcoming year.

  • Interactive workshops and presentations on our campaigns to target the moneyed sector of the white ruling class including a campaign to shut down the prison industry and win reparations for the genocidal mass incarceration of African people, along with a campaign entitled “All Diamonds Are Blood Diamonds” which will target the colonial diamond industry built on the looting and enslavement of Africa.
  • Building solidarity with the Black Power Blueprint in St. Louis– the multi-faceted development project led by APSP Deputy Chair Ona Zene Yeshitela, transforming the lives and conditions of African working class north St. Louis through African self-determination and political-economic power.

The “Reparations Uprising” conference will take place in the beautiful Akwaaba Hall owned by the African People’s Education and Defense Fund. Akwaaba Hall is part of the Uhuru House, one of the most well-known projects of the Black Power Blueprint. 


United under the leadership of the African Revolution, we can be part of changing the world. 

Unity through Reparations! 

Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement today with a monthly contribution of reparations to the work of the African People’s Socialist Party at

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