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We salute Chairman Omali Yeshitela for ripping down anti-African mural from St. Petersburg City Hall 50 years ago! 

Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) will be honored in an evening reception where he will tell the story of the 1966 protest that culminated in his tearing down of the anti-African mural which had hung in St. Petersburg’s City Hall since the 1940s.

The event will take place at Akwaaba Hall at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. South, St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM).

Chairman Omali, then known as Joseph Waller, will reveal his plans to counter the city’s current attempt “to whitewash the issue of the removal of the obscene colonialist mural and undermine its significance for the African community of St. Petersburg and the U.S.”

New "Stop white people" college workshop sparks upset at SUNY Binghamton 

NEW YORK––White students at The State University of New York at Binghamton, also known Binghamton University, are hot and bothered over a new training course for residential assistants.

The training workshop––#StopWhitePeople2k16––was revealed on August 24th when Resident Advisors received their training schedules.

The workshop description states:

“The premise of this session is to help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within. Learning about these topics is a good first step, but when you’re encountered with “good” arguments from uneducated people, how do you respond? This open discussion will give attendees the tools to do so, and hopefully expand upon what they already know.”

White students at SUNY Binghamton, however, are bothered and upset about #StopWhitePeople2k16 and have deemed it “disturbing” and “counterproductive.” They are appalled that the university has allowed this course to exist.

We at The Burning Spear, are not sure why there is such a huge upset!

The workshop description is laughable at best and is mainly concerned with offering residential assistants tools to win a debate or argument in support of the concept of white privilege.

On top of that, how can a workshop speak on stopping white people without ever mentioning the urgent need to overturn parasitic capitalism, colonialism and imperialism, and spread African Internationalism? How? How, Sway?

This training session did not offer up any real solutions to actually stop the historic complicity and violence carried out by white people against African and other oppressed peoples in unity with imperialist white power.


Build the Days in Solidarity with African People! 

In Autumn of 2016, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement will organize groups of white people throughout the country to hold “Days in Solidarity with African People” events to build political and material report for the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and its economic foundation, Black Star Industries (BSI), the basis of a liberated African economy.

The Days in Solidarity with African People (DSAP) is the Uhuru Solidarity Movement’s most important event of the year. 

"Overturning the Culture of Violence" 

The terrible impact that slavery has had on the continent of Africa cannot be calculated: the destruction of magnificent civilizations, the break-up of family and kinship circles, the massive depopulation, forced impoverishment, famine and starvation, the ravishing of an environment which had been so conducive to human civilization for millennia. From open, educated, prosperous and democratic societies, African people now lived in sheer terror, never knowing when their village or town would be raided for human loot by these white invaders.

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