USM Webinar: Victory to Mexican People – Down with Trump’s Wall and All Colonial Borders

Victory to Mexican People! Down with Trump’s Wall and Colonial Borders!
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement hosts a dynamic discussion on the Trump administration’s attacks on the Mexican people, the imposition of a colonial border and the history of mass deportations of Mexican people and the theft of their land dating back to the original genocidal war by white settlers in the 1850s to today. We will highlight Indigenous resistance and call for white solidarity with African, Mexican and colonized peoples everywhere.
Click HERE for Facebook event.
Also streaming on www.youtube.com/uhurusolidarity

HOW-TO TOOLKIT: APEDF/BLACK POWER BLUEPRINT #GIVINGTUESDAY FUNDRAISER

Black Power Blueprint is transforming the conditions of life for the devastated black community in North St. Louis by renovating long-standing abandoned buildings into community resources, creating an inspiring cultural life and economic development.

Giving Tuesday launches Tues. Nov. 27th with matching funds available at 8am Eastern time. We suggest that you promote it throughout the holiday season. Invite your friends and family to donate and support the African community’s self-determination programs!

How to Create a #GivingTuesday Black Power Blueprint Facebook Fundraiser

On A Computer

  1. Go to your personal FB Page — Scroll up to the blue taskbar above your cover photo on the upper right hand side of your page. Click on the “Create” tab in the blue bar on the top of the page. It should be to the right of the “Home” tab and to the left of the “Friend Requests” tab.
    #GivingTuesday Black Power Blueprint Facebook Fundraiser How-To Toolkit
  2. Click on Fundraiser
  3. Click on Get Started

On A Phone

  1. Click the three horizontal bars on the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Scroll down to the Explore section and click Fundraisers. You might need to hit ‘See More’ to find Fundraisers.
  3. Click Create on the top right.

On A Tablet

  1. Click on the three horizontal bars in the blue bar on the top right of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to the Apps section and click Fundraisers. You might need to hit ‘See More’ to find find Fundraisers.
  3. Click Raise Money in the middle of the page.

On All Devices, once you’ve navigated to the Facebook Fundraiser App

  1. Click on NonProfit

  2. Type in all caps just like this = APEDF, and it will pop up with the beautiful African logo. Click on the APEDF option.

Next Steps

  1. Fill in how much money you want to raise. A good goal to start with is $200, but you are welcome to do more!
  2. Choose the date range for your fundraiser: Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 27.  You can start your fundraiser now. The fundraising period will go through Dec. 31, the Holiday Giving Season.
  3. Title your fundraiser. For example “Connor’s Giving Tuesday for Black Power Blueprint”
  4. Explain why you are raising money. Make it from the heart, say why you support the Black Power Blueprint that is transforming the dire conditions in St. Louis!
  5. Choose a cover photo- Facebook will prompt you with various options, uploaded already on Facebook.
  6. Click the “Create” button
  7. Invite all of your friends to donate. Keep it alive and active every day! Invite everyone on your friend list. Encourage your friends and family to share your page and invite their friends and family as well. You can add this great video: youtube.com/watch?v=IxQWgHJoMRo
    TIP: Even people you aren’t friends with on Facebook can easily donate to your fundraiser.
  8. Make a target list of people you can ask.  Plan an amount to ask for. If someone has donated before, ask for a little more this time.  This is the “giving season” when many of our friends and family members are planning on donating somewhere—lets win them to donate to APEDF!
  9. Personal contact is important! Call the people on your list and ask them to donate.
  10. Donate yourself! When more people donate, others will donate too!
  11. When you make your goal, up it and keep it going through Dec. 31!
  12. Whenever you are posting about your fundraiser, use the hashtag #GivingTuesday. This goes for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are tweeting about #GivingTuesday, also mention Giving Tuesday by using the @ symbol and write @GivingTues.
  13. When someone donates to your fundraiser, thank them (you will get an alert when someone donates). Post pictures about “here is where your money is going.” Do a countdown, as in I’ve raised $80, I only have $20 more to go! Or, a friend donated $50 today, can anybody match that? etc. Be creative and enthusiastic, it’s winning, and it works!
  14. Send a personal thank you to all your donors either on Facebook or send a handwritten card.

Offline Fundraisers

If you or your friends and family are not on Facebook, you can host an Offline Fundraiser. This option can be used with a Facebook fundraiser, or separately. Simply call up your friends and family and ask them to donate to the Black Power Blueprint, an economic development project of APEDF.

Donate online blackpowerblueprint.org

Make checks to APEDF and mail to APEDF ℅ Uhuru House 4101 W. Florissant Ave. St. Louis MO 63115

If you have any questions contact us at: GivingTuesday@blackpowerblueprint.org

BE CREATIVE! HAVE FUN!

Black is Back Press Conference in front of U.S. State Department

Press Conference in front of U.S. State Department

Press Conference in front of U.S. State Department register for this weekend's events https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-is-back-coalitions-9th-annual-march-on-washington-rally-and-conference-tickets-49366737240?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR2cTOdADTSRglWprteexcqaR3rnAIh7xa5eknxNqH7Tp8X96QgNv3YF6a8

Posted by Black Is Back Coalition on Friday, November 2, 2018

LIVESTREAM OF: Vanguard! The Seventh Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party

Welcome to the second day of the 7th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party, Vanguard! The Advanced Detachment of the African Revolution. The Congress is happening from Oct. 6 – 12th, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Register for the remaining days at apspcongress.org. #VanguardUp

Day 2 pt. 1 program: 9:05am Tribute to African Women 9:15am The Freedom Mass Choir 9:25am Reading from the Political Report to the 7th Congress 11:50am Discussion

 

Day 2 pt. 2 program: 2:00pm The Freedom Mass Choir 2:10pm The Political Economy of the African Nation 2:40pm Dual and Contending Power 5:40pm Call for Membership with Secretary General Gazi Kodzo 5:50pm The Freedom Mass Choir

 

Day 3 pt. 1 program: 9am – Tribute to African Victims of Colonial Violence. 9:20am – The Freedom Mass Choir. 9:30am – Reading From the Political Report. 11:45am – Discussion. 12:15pm – Vote on the Political Report

 

Day 3 pt. 2 program: – African Internationalism Solves the African National Question, featuring Chairman Omali Yeshitela. – Africom, “Black Identity Extremists” and U.S. Counterinsurgency featuring Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa. – The Freedom Mass Choir

 

Day 4 pt. 1 program: Tribute to African Martyrs Poem by Sir Ervin Williams The Demand for Reparations International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement report

 

Day 4 pt. 2 program: Poem by “Knowledge” Overview and History of the African Socialist International International Regional Leadership Reports

 

Day 5 pt. 1 Featuring Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary General of the African Socialist International.

 

Day 5 pt 2 of the African People’s Socialist Party’s Seventh Congress: Vanguard!

 

Day 6 pt 1 of the historic Seventh Congress of APSP.

 

African People’s Socialist Party’s Seventh Congress, Day 6 pt. 2

 

#VanguardUp Cultural night! Tune in for the best in the Uhuru Movement’s talent!

 

African People’s Socialist Party’s Seventh Congress, Day 7 pt. 1

 

African People’s Socialist Party’s Seventh Congress, Day 7 pt. 2

Penny Hess of African People’s Solidarity Committee: I am a Black Identity Extremist

This article was originally published in the Burning Spear Newspaper online version June 4, 2018.  The Burning Spear Newspaper is the official organ of the African People’s Socialist Party and the longest running Black Power newspaper in publication. Penny Hess is the Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, created by APSP in 1976. The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is the mass organization of the APSC, working directly under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party to win white people to #Reparations and building a culture of reparations in our white communities. 

APSC and USM stand in solidarity with Black is Back Coalition, Chairman Omali Yeshitela at press conference in St. Louis, to express opposition to war on Syria.

 

As a white person, I would not expect to be assassinated for struggling for freedom or targeted as a domestic terrorist for building economic and political power.

For African people in this country, that would be the norm.

Last October, a highly redacted FBI report was leaked to the press with outrageous charges targeting African people as “domestic terrorists,” based on a manufactured movement of “Black Identity Extremists.”

The 12-page document prepared by the FBI’s Domestic Terrorist Analysis Unit states: “it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence.

“…it is very likely incidents of alleged police abuse against African Americans since then have continued to feed the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement.

“The FBI assesses it is very likely some BIE’s are influenced by a mix of anti-authoritarian, Moorish sovereign citizen ideology, and BIE ideology.

Appendix A of the FBI document continues laying out the attack on African people by defining “black identity extremists as individuals who seek, wholly or in part, through unlawful acts of force or violence, in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society and some do so in furtherance of establishing a separate black homeland or autonomous black social institutions, communities, or governing organizations within the United States.

“This desire for physical or psychological separation is typically based on either a religious or political belief system, which is sometimes formed around or includes a belief in racial superiority or supremacy.”

In other words, African people who struggle against and resist the 500-year colonial reality summed up in the FBI’s phrase “perceived racism,” in this country, who were outraged at  yet another police murder of an African person, this time in the form of 18 year-old Mike Brown, who was gunned down by killer cop and genuine terrorist Darren Wilson in Brown’s own neighborhood and whose body was left to bleed out in the hot August sun for four hours are now domestic terrorists.

The resistance of African people did not begin on August 9, 2014. It began the very first time a white person set foot on the continent of Africa and with extreme violence forced an African woman or man to do something against their will.

From day one, there has always been the resistance of African people in this country and around the world to the colonial system whose state power wields the power of life and death over African people for the benefit of white power and the entire white population.

Like the Party and the movement of Marcus Garvey before them, African people have always struggled to be free and self-determining, uniting with the mandate articulated by Malcolm X to win freedom by any means necessary.

According to the FBI, African people with an ideology seeking freedom and happiness as African or even “black” people are domestic terrorists.

According to this government attack, projects for African economic and political self-determination, creating jobs and a black-workers controlled economy such as the Black Power Blueprint and self-reliance institutions built by the Party in St. Louis in the wake of the murder of Mike Brown would be acts domestic terrorism!

This is happening in a country where every African person is a colonial subject. Thirty one percent of African children in the U.S. grow up in severe poverty.

With 2.3 million people in U.S. colonial prisons, half of whom are African, an African man on any given day is more likely to be in jail than working and one out of every eight prisoners in the world today is an African in the U.S.

According to a study by the Malcolm X Grassroots organization, African people are gunned down by police every 18 hours in this country and in Boston, for example, African people have an average of $8 in assets compared to white people who have $244,000.

The current FBI attack comes at a time when African resistance and consciousness are on the rise again for the first time since the 1960s when black revolution was part of the main revolutionary trend in the world.

In response to the Black Revolution of the ‘60s, many agencies of the U.S. government joined with the FBI in what was then called COINTELPRO, the Counterinsurgency Program which unleashed a reign of terror against the movement, assassinating beloved leaders such as Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King and Fred Hampton; arresting scores of activists, some of whom are still in prison today and slandering and disrupting the movement of black people struggling for freedom in a movement that was the moral compass of the whole world.

The Black identity Extremist program is a continuation of COINTELPRO

In the 1960s, in the face of the terror coming down against the African liberation movement, white people quickly and opportunistically removed ourselves from the movement and jumped back on to the pedestal on the backs of the oppression of black people.

As Chairman Omali Yeshitela explained, “white people took baths and went back to college,” while the movement of African people known all over the world for its struggle for justice and freedom was crushed by war against the black community carried out by the white power colonial State.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement and APSC are calling on white people to recognize that every dream and aspiration that we have comes at the expense of African people and that we have always fought for our own rights and prosperity by joining in the government attacks on African people.

We call on white people to be part of overturning that history. Stand for reparations to African people. Stand as a buffer between the U.S. government and the attacks on the righteous movement of African people for freedom and liberation.

Take the Reparations Challenge to raise resources for the Black Power Blueprint. Join the campaign to Build the Days in Solidarity with African People. Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement today and stand in solidarity with the emergent African liberation movement!

 

Stop the Colonial War Against Syria! Black is Back Coalition Press Conference

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement, white people under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, stands in solidarity with the Black is Back Coalition and Chairman Omali Yeshitela in opposing U.S. war on Syria. On the morning of our 2018 National Convention in St. Louis, Chairman held a press conference in St. Louis to denounce Washington’s aggression:

“If you can use that justification,” said the Chairman, “that, somehow, the Syrian state is attacking its own people and, therefore, the U.S. can rain missiles, along with France and England, on Syria, then what would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities, all of the starvation that is imposed on our communities, the fact that more than a million Africans are lumped up in prison?”

Read more in Glen Ford’s article, “How Much Longer Can the U.S. Remain a Superpower?”https://www.truthdig.com/articles/how-much-longer-can-the-u-s-remain-a-superpower/

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