Comrade Chokwe Lumumba is dead at 66

JACKSON, MS—Chokwe Lu­mumba, one of the staunchest leaders in the African Liberation Movement inside U.S. borders has died at 66.
At the time of his passing, Chokwe was mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, and before that a City of Jackson Councilman. But be­fore and during these forays into electoral politics, he was in the trenches with our people and with our movement.
For the past nearly five de­cades, Chokwe endured end­less and vicious FBI and police attacks. These attacks occurred while a leader of the Republic of New Afrika, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and throughout his brief stint as Mayor of Jack­son.
But despite the treachery of the State, Comrade Chokwe Lu­mumba never repudiated the Black Revolution.
His work as a lawyer for cap­tured Black Liberation Army and Black Panther Party members, political prisoners and African prisoners in general was always steadfast and a major thrust of his work.
Since the 1970s Chokwe has joined the African People’s So­cialist Party and Chairman Omali Yeshitela at numerous political events geared toward solving the problems of the African Revolu­tion. He will be sorely missed.
At this writing we had just learned of Comrade Chokwe’s death and information was sketchy at best. The African Peo­ple’s Socialist Party will do a more in-depth writing on his life and legacy when more information becomes available to us. So stay abreast at
Long Live Chokwe Lumumba!!
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