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African People's Socialist Party 5th Congress

Speakers and Participants

Chairman Omali Yeshitela

Omali Yeshitela is the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and the African Socialist International. Yeshitela is the founder of The Burning Spear newspaper, published since 1967. He launched the first World Tribunal on Reparations for African People in 1982 and is the author of numerous books including, "One Africa! One Nation!"

Glen Ford

Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report and has had a long career as a radio host and commentator. Ford is the author of "The Big Lie: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of the Grenada Invasion" and of countless articles and radio editorials on the oppression of African people and exposing the truth about the Obama administration.

Chokwe Lumumba

Chokwe Lumumba is a city councilperson in Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba is an attorney and a long-time citizen of the Republic of New Afrika. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the New Afrikan People's Organization (NAPO) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Organization.

Efia Nwangaza

Efia Nwagaza operates an FM radio station and the Malcolm X Grassroots Center for Self-Determination in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a former SNCC/Atlanta Project activist, the founder of the Afrikan-American Institute for Policy Studies and Planning and is a past national chairperson of the Jericho Movement.

Marcos Garcia

Marcos Garcia is the Labor Attache to the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. Garcia is a speaker on the political history of Venezuela and on the advances made by Venezuelan workers since the founding of the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela.

Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa Dorothy Benton Lewis

Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa Dorothy Benton Lewis is the Co-Chair of International Affairs Commission of N'COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America). She is a researcher, writer, and lecturer on reparations. In 1982 she was the chair of the African National Reparations Organization.

Nellie Bailey

Nellie Hester Bailey is co-founder and current Director of the Harlem Tenants Council. Bailey is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Alston Bannerman Fellowship in 2001.

Imam Abdul Alim Musa

Imam Abdul Alim Musa is the leader and founder of the As-Sabiqun, an Islamic movement/organization based in Washington, DC with branches in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Philadelphia.

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah is the Interim Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party-Sierra Leone and also Director of Organization of the African Socialist International (ASI). Bah is the president of the West Africa Media Forum (WAMF), a regional journalist advocacy network established to promote regional economic integration and human rights in the region.

Luwezi Kinshasa

Luwezi Kinshasa was born in the Congo is the Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party-UK. He is also the Secretary General of the African Socialist International. Kinshasa is based in London and has spoken throughout Europe, the U.S., Europe and Africa for the liberation and reunification of Africa and African people worldwide.

Ayesha Fleary

Ayesha Fleary is a member of the African People's Socialist Party and is the Director of Information and Education for the All-African People's Development and Empowerment Project and the Black is Back Coalition.

Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz

Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz is an attorney, the founder of Black Lawyers for Justice and has been the Chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense since 2001.

Alex Morley

Alex Morley is an attorney in The Bahamas. He specializes in labor and criminal law but he is also a student of Pan-African history. He is the co-founder of blackfood.org.

Eugenia Charles

Eugenia Charles is the Executive Director of Fondasyon Mapou. She is a political analyst and Haitian advocate with over ten years of experience providing in-depth analysis on the situation in Haiti to the media, NGOs, and to religious communities.

Diop Olugbala

Diop Olugbala, known as Africa's Trigger is the International Organizer of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement. Olugbala is one of the Philadelphia City Hall 2 who faces the possibility of prison after being put in a chokehold by police for peacefully speaking out at a City Council session on the budget on March 19, 2009.

Ernesto Bustillos

Ernesto Bustillos is a founding member of Unión del Barrio, the Raza liberation organization on the forefront of the struggle today. Ernesto was a member of the Brown Berets and helped co-found the Raza Press Association.

Lawrence Hamm

Lawrence Hamm is the Chairman of the People's Organization for Progress in Newark, New Jersey. People's Organization for Progress is an organization of tireless fighters for justice for African people on every front.

Pam Africa

International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu Jamal

Representative of the Nicaraguan Embassy to the U.S.