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Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, runs for mayor of St. Pete 


A second candidate with ties to the Uhuru Movement has emerged for the upcoming city elections.

Jesse Nevel’s slogan for his mayoral run?  “Unity through reparations.”

Nevel, 27, a Miami native who has lived in the city since he was 18, said he decided to make his initial foray into politics fight for justice for the city’s black residents.

“I decided to run because the old guard is on its way out and we want to see economic development for black communities and this city that is something that will uplift 

Uhuru Movement member, Akilé Anai (Erica Cainion) files to run for St. Pete City Council 


Eritha Cainion (traditionally known as Akilé Anai) filed paperwork this week at City Hall for the council seat to be vacated by term-limited Karl Nurse. She joins an already crowded field of candidates, including: local NAACP president Maria Scruggs, Lakewood Terrace activist and South St. Petersburg CRA advisory board member Corey Givens and perennial candidate Sharon Russ.

Cainion says she has discussed financial and grassroots support with the Uhuru movement, but considers herself a non-partisan candidate that will accept support from across the city. 

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

Build to Win Conference and Party school in The Bahamas 


The African People’s Socialist Party-Bahamas is calling on all freedom loving people throughout The Bahamas, the Caribbean and around the world to attend an historic Build to Win Conference on Friday, March 24th at 7pm in Nassau, Bahamas. The African People’s Socialist Party-Bahamas was established in 2013. It is a political organization aimed toward the liberation and unification of Africa and African people under the leadership of the African working class.