Uhuru Movement expands in Oakland

OAKLAND, CA–Akwaaba Hall opens to the public, in the heart of East Oakland, after years of renovation.
Uhuru Furniture celebrates the expansion of their storefront, on the other side of Oakland.
The Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party- Unites States of America (APSP- USA) and esteemed leader of the revolutionary Uhuru Movement, Chairman Omali Yeshitela joined the festivities along with his wife and Deputy Chair of the APSP- USA, Ona Zene Yeshitela.
The two esteemed guests celebrated with Oakland natives on a weekend dedicated to positive expansion and African economic self-reliance.
Uhuru Furniture has grown to be a household name across Oakland.
If you ask other Oaklanders, it is likely they have a piece or two from Uhuru Furniture, or have at least heard of it.
After 23 years of service to Oakland’s African Community, Uhuru Furniture opens an expanded storefront which boasts more furniture than ever.
Even more furniture means more money being provided for the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) which gains 100 percent of its profits from Uhuru Furniture and other Party economic development projects.
Akwaaba Hall has history. Our dearly departed revolutionary African leader, Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party, gave his last speech under the roof of the Akwaaba Hall in 1989.
An adolescent, Tupac Amaru Shakur frequented the Uhuru House in 1988 to practice his craft for dancing before being signed with Digital Underground.
The revamping of the Akwaaba Hall includes office space, conference rooms, a kitchen, and a newly installed Omali Yeshitela Library fully stocked with books on African revolutionary theory, and African history.
Akwaaba Hall stands proudly as a beacon of hope for African peoples based in Oakland and abroad, in a city where poverty is the norm for African people.
          A major thank you for the expansion and renovation must be given to the volunteers and employees at both Akwaaba Hall and Uhuru Furniture for giving hours after hours of labor to help build African economic self-reliance—literally .
The Oakland-Bay Area is known for its communal and relatively close knit style of living. The growth of these two institutions are a clear demonstration of African solidarity for the advancement of African people.


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