A conversation w/ Omali Yeshitela about black leadership and the Uhuru Movement

Here on Hard Knock Radio and Free Speech TV, we’ve been doing a series on leadership and exploring the political philosophy that inform organizers and the movements they are a part of.. We want to give listeners and viewers a chance to hear directly from leaders about their respective organizations without their words being reduced to soundbites or have us distracted by arguments about who is right or wrong.

We understand that many have spent years of their lives and lots of resources uplifting their organizations and hence we wanted to provide a platform where they can present their insights and allow folks to follow-up based upon what is said and not interpreted via us in the media.
We recently sat down with Omali Yeshitela who is the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party which is headquartered in St Petersburg, Florida and had an in-depth conversation about his organization.
Omali explained that his organization's philosophy is African Internationalism and they fight for the liberation of African people throughout the world. They also believe that socialism should be the way in which we govern.
Our conversation touched upon a wide range of issues, ranging from strategies one must use to obtain a successful movement, points in which movements can compromise, building strong coalitions, the role of women in the movement and how to dismantle sexism. We talked about the importance of culture and artistic expression in building a movement.
We also talked about the Uhuru Movement’s upcoming  African People’s Socialist Party Sixth Congress to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, December 7-11, 2013.



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