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Newly-released video of Mike Brown proves what African people already knew 


About 100 protestors gathered outside of the convenience store Mike Brown visited on August 9, 2014 shortly before he was murdered in cold blood by now former Ferguson cop, Darren Wilson on March 12, 2017. The protest was sparked by a clip of newly-released video showing Brown at the convenience store the night before his murder. The video was used in a documentary about his murder, titled “Stranger Fruit.” It was featured at the SXSW film festival last month.

 
Before the murder of Mike Brown, the African community in Ferguson, already under military occupation by the police on a daily basis, saw that military occupation quadruple in size with the addition of tanks, troops and martial law after Mike’s murder.

Jesse Nevel steps into St. Pete Mayor's race, will challenge Kriseman from a revolutionary standpoint 


Newly hatched mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel officially launched his challenge to incumbent St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman Wednesday morning with a pledge to end poverty and misery on the city's historically black south side.

Nevel, a 27-year-old member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement—a group of white activists that stands with the African People's Socialist Movement (also known as Uhuru)—launched his bid with a striking slogan: "Unity through Reparations." It's the idea that the city should invest more resources in leveling the playing field for the city's African-American population. Some 20,000 or so people on the south side live below the poverty level and many are plagued with disproportionate rates of addiction and homelessness. And the few opportunities available to many residents are low-wage retail and service jobs that keep the city's tourism economy going. That has to stop, Nevel said.

Houston, Texas plants new crops in honor of our fallen African martyrs! 


HOUSTON––On February 18th, ground was broken in Houston, Texas to plant seeds at the 5th Ward Community Garden by members of All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) and the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) and the 5th Ward community in honor of our fallen African Martys.

The event, opened up with the powerful rhythm of African drums,  featured guest speakers, such as long time African People’s Socialist Party member Omowale Kefing, Black Panther Party Alumni Bunchy Crear and the local InPDUM President, Teila N. Comrade Willie N. Rodriquez from the Chicano/Indigenous movement also spoke some words of encouragement