Donald J. Trump, billionaire, reality celebrity and Republican won the U.S. presidential elections on November 8, 2016 and will become the 45th president of the United States.
The defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton has come as a blow to imperialism as many can be seen on colonial news crying after the election results.
As the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) has always explained, elections are nonviolent contests for control of the State between different sectors of the bourgeoisie.
Anti-Trump protests have broken out across the U.S. as the result of Donald Trump's recent selection as U.S. president.
New York City and Chicago are seeing the largest protests as protesters in New York City blocked busy Fifth Avenue. Students in Los Angeles well as in Texas walked out of class while cities like Boston, MA; Seattle, WA and Pittsburgh, PA also broke out in protests.
The mostly-white protesters, upset at Trump's win, are shouting "Not my president" in defiance of the presidential results. Indigenous (Latino) immigrants and Muslims activists also made their presence known in the streets.
The illusion of U.S. democracy is very dependent on the peaceful transfer of power and these protests are not good for a healthy ruling class narrative. This is the crisis of imperialism unfolding before our eyes.
Since the violent defeat of the Black Liberation Movement of the Sixties by white power counterinsurgency, where leaders of the movement were murdered or imprisoned and then replaced with neocolonialist puppets, African people throughout the world have been told that voting will set us free.
We’ve heard sentiments like “black people died for us to have the right to vote,” that attempt to strong-arm Africans into voting out of duty or obligation.
In 2016, however, the Black Revolution rejects the notion that voting anywhere on the planet Earth will set us free.
Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson did an interview with the Washington Post on October 25, 2016 where he gave his official endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for president of the U.S.
Deray McKesson became famous after the Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD rebellions. He was given a platform by colonial media because he gave a watered down and apologetic narrative on the murders of African people by pigs around the country.
He could be seen on CNN and MSNBC talking about body cameras and police reform and has even said that “all cops aren’t bad” when talking about police terror.
Kwame Nkrumah was correct when he stated in his groundbreaking book of the same title, “Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism.”
The crisis of imperialism deepened under the presidency of George W. Bush and made Barack Hussein Obama necessary.
As Chairman Omali Yeshitela quipped, “George Bush created more revolutionaries than Che Guevara.”
The myth of Obama being an extension of the Civil Rights Movement could not be further from reality.
Last night’s final presidential debates between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton proved to be the pinnacle of the non-violent contest between the opposing sectors of the white ruling class.
We saw during the two-hour-long #debatenight, imperialism crumbling before our very eyes as Trump and Hillary each pushed their respective agendas, without even a thought given to the African community.
It is even clearer now that the time is ripe for Africans to forward our own political agenda, say “forget 'em both” and #vote4BlackPower!
The imperialist first lady of the United States had some powerful words for Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump during her speech at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in New Hampshire on Thursday.
Obama was emotional as she expressed how repulsed and deeply disturbed she was after hearing Trump’s sexual comments.
Although I find Trump’s statements somewhat problematic, it cannot stand up to U.S. president Barack Obama’s detrimental and deadly actions against Africans and other colonized people around the world.
“No confidence in the U.S. government––Democratic or Republican, male or female, black or white! All power to the people! Black Power to the black community!” and “The people must win power with our own hands: Neither Jesse Jackson nor the Democratic party can bring power to the black working class” - from The Burning Spear newspaper, August 1984.
The words ring true today as they did in 1984 when this statement was made. Africans have no confidence in the U.S. government and only vote out of fear of the “white man’s Republican party” and the notion that Africans died and sacrificed for the right to vote with the perception that there are no other alternatives.
Journalist and author, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill gave an interview to Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club on August 3, 2016 to discuss current events, most notably the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Hill echoed what the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) has repeatedly stated during the entire election season when he said that Democrats are using the possibility of Donald Trump winning the election as a way to scare black voters into voting for Hillary Clinton.