This presentation was recorded on November 8, 2020 in Washington, DC at the annual conference of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. It is being published now as part of the Reparations in Action radio show that airs Fridays at 3pm ET on Black Power 96.3 FM in St. Petersburg, FL and streaming online at BlackPower96.org and on the Black Power 96 mobile app.
Penny Hess is the Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party to build the movement for white reparations to African people.
Penny Hess joined the African People’s Solidarity Committee at its founding conference in 1976 and for the past 45 years has worked under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party and Chairman Omali Yeshitela to build white solidarity with black power.
Chairwoman Penny is also the author of the book Overturning the Culture of Violence.
In this speech Chairwoman Penny calls on white people to examine our historic and current complicity in the colonial violence against African and Indigenous people and the theft of their wealth, land and resources.
This presentation points the way forward for white people to join humanity through reparations and solidarity with the African Revolution.
Penny Hess is Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee and author of the book Overturning the Culture of Violence. She is also Editor of the White Solidarity with Black Power column that appears in The Burning Spear newspaper.