War On The African Community
Uhuru Solidarity Movement has compiled sources of evidence about the war on the African Community happening in the United States and around the world.
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The United States of America
- More than 54 percent of HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in 2002 were among African people who are 10 times more likely to die of the disease than white people.
- Life expectancy for African men is 62.9 years – more than six years less than white men.
- African infant mortality in the U.S. is 2.5 times higher than for white babies: 13.6 per 1000 births vs 5.7 per 1000 for whites.
- One in 8 black men in their 20s are now in prison or jail on any given day.
- Nearly 5,000 black men are in prison per every 100,000 black men vs for white men 736 per 100,000.
- 72 percent of drug users are white yet Africans constitute 36.8 percent of all those arrested for drug violations and over 42 percent of those in federal prisons for drug violations and 58 percent in state prisons for drug felonies.
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“On the streets of this country the police function as a colonial occupying army in the black community. Every single day in this country young African people such as Oscar Grant, Jordan Davis, Tyron Lewis, Marquell McCullough, Javon Dawson, and Aiyana Jones are gunned down in cold blood by the police. Another Trayvon Martin is being shot down right now as we speak. In fact, a black man, woman or child is murdered by police, security or white vigilantes every 36 hours in this country.”
February 5th, 2007 was a Day of Protest in New York City On Monday, February 5th, representatives of the Diamond Industry met at the Hilton Hotel in New York City for the Rapaport International Diamond Conference. The African People’s Solidarity Committee was there to show them that ALL Diamonds Are Blood Diamonds![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jvpEuCkU98&w=420&h=315]
“Today, Africans in Philadelphia face conditions of abject poverty, with 31% of the African community living below the official poverty line. With one hand the government forces Africans out of their communities and into conditions of dire poverty and exploitation, and with the other hand they contain the African community through the imposition of police. The City’s 2013 budget allocates 33% to police, courts and prisons, and only 6% to Health and Social Services.”
On May 30 (Memorial Day weekend), an estimated twelve to fourteen white Miami cops surrounded the automobile of a 22-year-old African and committed murder in mass, lynch mob style justice. The police, as if they were on the firing range, aimed their weapons at Raymond Herisse and commenced firing simultaneously…During the barrage of gunfire that murdered Herisse, five more innocent Africans were shot and many others, including witnesses who were terrorized, as colonial forces confiscated and smashed their cell phones. If U.S. president Barrack Obama really had a concern for innocent civilians being murdered by a military force, then the first concern would have to be the Miami Police Department who has a long and horrendous relationship with the oppressed and exploited African community in Miami.
- .Africans have considerably high unemployment rate nationally at 18% compared to Europeans 8% [in London 20% compared to Europeans at 7%] and when employed the majority of Africans persistently tend to be in low paid work also dependant on housing benefit to meet cost of rent.
- Through an imposed illegal drug economy on the African community, Africans make up 18% of the UK total prison population and African youths make up 4 in 10 of the total youth prison population despite African people make up 3.3% of the UK total general population.
- Over 300 Africans have lost their lives after contact with the police or in police custody from the year 2000 to date with not one police officer brought to trial or even suspended.
On January 7, 2005, Oury Jalloh, a young African from Sierra Leone/Guinea, was violently detained by police terrorists in the city of Dessau, Germany and taken to a holding cell in the basement of the local police station. Four hours later his body was found in a charcoaled state, his corpse chained at the hands and feet to a fireproof mattress….On January 7, 2012, police terrorists attacked the march in memory of Oury Jalloh in Dessau, Germany. The demonstration was met with massive police brutality and violence against the peaceful demonstrators.
“…However, once they arrived in Sweden, they got another contract, which very much differed from the one they had been given in Cameroon. These brothers were working six days a week, for at least 10 hours per day, sometimes even more. Also, what the new contract said was that they were being paid per plant, which with simple math means they had to work like machines and still not get paid anything near what they were supposed to.”-Africans from Cameroon deceived to Sweden, work under slave conditions