Episode #112: Defending the African Community! We are our own liberators!
From Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th, 2022, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement held its 30th annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri.
The theme of the convention was Defending the Black Community! We Are Our Own Liberators! The theme for the 2022 InPDUM Convention had historical and immediate importance to the liberation of African people.
In recent months, colonial-capitalism, and its collaborators, have increased their assaults against Africans and other colonized people. This includes the May 14, 2022 mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, the May 24, 2022 mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the July 2, 2022 flamethrower attack on the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The apex of this assault against African independence has been July 29, 2022 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) military assault against the Uhuru Movement.
At the convention, our very own Dexter Mlimwengu was renamed Kondji. Kondji moderated the capstone panel Defending the African Community (African Community Defense and Survival). In this episode, we present excerpts from that panel.
The panel included:
Amanda Wallace, former CPS (Child Protective Services) worker and founder of Operation Stop CPS, provides advice for African families dealing with CPS investigations that disrupt the lives of more than half of all black children in the U.S. today.
Chimurenga Selembao, African Peoples Socialist Party Director of Organization, details security protocols for dealing with encounters with police and FBI at home and while driving or bicycling, and cautions activists on dangerous uses of social media.
Dr. Aisha Fields, Director of the All-African Peoples Development and Empowerment Project, explains the need and role for independent African rescue and relief mobilization.
Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement, explains the role of theory and knowledge of identity in successful self-defense.
Alderman Jesse Todd of St. Louis's 18th Ward, discusses how our security is in our work serving our community.
Black Power Talks is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM "Black Power 96" in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom, Kondji Mlimwengu and Solyana Bekele bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.