On Sunday, July 10, community members at the Uhuru House determined that the African community must build an African People’s Militia to protect Black people from the various security threats in the world.
BY THE UHURU MOVEMENT
ST. PETERSBURG — Sunday, July 10, was just another day to some people in St. Pete’s Black community — partly cloudy, but eventually lots of sunshine as usual. One exception to the mundane was the meeting at the Uhuru House at 4 p.m.
A group of people, ranging in ages, from the Black community were there to discuss the recent burning of the red, black, and green Pan-African African flag in the Uhuru House parking lot. The flag burning happened on July 2 and was treated as a minor incident of “criminal mischief” by the police. The police did announce the arrest of a 19-year-old Black teenager who the police claim said his motive was that he “hated socialists” and was tired of driving by the “ugly” flag.
While the flag burning incident showed the self-hatred and service to white power, colonial/capitalism by a Black person, the incident was not the only topic on the agenda. Community members also discussed the May 10 massacre of 10 Black people by a white nationalist teenager at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y.
The conversation then turned to the June 17, 2015, massacre of nine Black church members in Charleston, S.C., by white nationalist Dylan Roof and the police murders of George Floyd, Tyron Lewis, and Breonna Taylor.
After reviewing a community resolution, meeting participants determined that the African community must build an African People’s Militia to protect Black people from the various security threats in the world. This militia will not be like white militias that serve the interest of white power and the system of colonial/capitalism, a system that currently dominates the lives of African people on every level.
The African People’s Militia will monitor police activity to prevent and protect our people from the threat of white nationalist attacks on the African community, protect our children, and strive to rid our community of social ills such as drugs and alcohol addictions.
If you want to join the African People’s Militia, it is open to African men and women. Call us at 727-914-3617.