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Uhuru movement winds up Days in Solidarity national tour in St. Petersburg listen

10/24/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Members of the Uhuru movement and their allies have been rallying in cities across the country in what they call their Days in Solidarity with African People. WMNF spoke with Stephanie Midler, the national chair of the Uhuru Solidarity movement about the conclusion of the tour Thursday night at the Uhuru House in Midtown St. Petersburg.

"The Days of Solidarity with African People is actually a nationwide campaign. The event tonight in St. Petersburg is the final event of a nationwide tour...

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Justice for Trayvon rally St Pete listen

07/22/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On the lawn of the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg Friday evening more than a hundred Trayvon Martin sympathizers gathered. Like thousands of people all across the country this weekend they came together peacefully and without incident. Activists demanded awareness of systemic racism as well as unity.

A summer downpour threatened the rally but it started on time. The keynote speakers addressed the seated and standing crowd from under a tent canopy. Alicia Daniels, a minister and a keynote spe...

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Uhuru activists want St. Pete Police out of their neighborhoods for good listen

05/03/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Activists from the Uhuru are demanding that St. Pete Police officers remove themselves from black communities. During a protest in front of the police station today, nine people spoke out against the agency for what they call terrorizing black neighborhoods.

“The street crimes unit is a special unit of the police department that act as armed thugs in the African community.”

That’s Chimerenga Waller with the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. Waller led the group in ch...

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African solidarity committee to host international conference in St. Petersburg listen

01/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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People from all over the country will be gathering in St. Petersburg next week for the African People’s Solidarity Committee’s international conference. Groups from all over the world were invited. Penny Hess who chairs the group said some 100 people will brainstorm ideas on how non-minority groups can stand in solidarity with oppressed communities in Africa.

"We will be talking about the role that white people can play in the growing movement for African libera...

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Human rights lesson from Venezuela to U.S. listen

01/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Members of the Uhuru movement in St. Petersburg think the United States isn’t doing enough to help the poor. Last Friday the group held a reception for a Venezuelan representative who told them why the U.S. could learn a thing or two from his country’s social programs.

“Understand that the government can use the resource they have to solve the problem of people in term of health, in term of education, in term of housing. That’s the main concern they have.”

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Uhurus kick off "A Day in Solidarity with African People" listen

09/22/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Uhuru movement wants people to fight back against the oppression of Africans by white capitalism. They kicked off the Event “A Day in Solidarity with African people” Wednesday night in St. Petersburg to raise awareness .

The African People's Socialist Party founded the Uhuru Movement on the ideals that Africans and all oppressed people need to push back against the domination of the white people. Uhuru movement founder Omali Yeshitela says the organizations hopes to end all oppression...

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Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg listen

09/28/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tomorrow the African People’s Solidarity Committee is holding a Day in Solidarity with African People in St. Petersburg. The theme of the meeting is “Beyond Obama: Seeking real solutions to the growing racial divide in the U.S.” One speaker is Glen Ford. He is executive editor of Black Agenda Report and a member of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations.

The event is at the Studio@620 on First Avenue south, beginning at 6:30 tomorrow evening.

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