44 years of white solidarity with black power

By Penny Hess
  Uhuru! I’m Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people, formed by the African People’s Socialist Party and working directly under their leadership. I want to salute our leadership, Chairman Omali Yeshitela. The African People’s

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The Road to Socialism is Painted Black

By Penny Hess
Nothing seems to pierce the heart of white liberals with fear more than the juxtaposition of the words: “African people” and “socialist.” Especially if you add the word “party,” as in the African People’s Socialist Party, founded nearly 50 years ago and led by Chairman Omali Yeshitela. His

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Call it what it is: colonialism!

By Penny Hess
This article is republished with permission from TheBurningSpear.com After George Floyd was brutally murdered by police in Minneapolis on May 25 the African working class erupted in a profound, sustained resistance. That resistance has opened up the deepest questions about this society we live

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Extending the Vanguard onto imperialism’s pedestal

By Penny Hess
This article is republished with permission from TheBurningSpear.com “Extend the Vanguard onto the Pedestal!” was the slogan of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) report to the historic national Plenary of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), held February 1-3 at Akwaaba

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Live like Musa: This is why we struggle!

By Penny Hess
By Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee Originally published in the July 2019 issue of The Burning Spear newspaper and republished with permission. “We understand that no oppressed people has ever been free without the intervention of an organization of

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