African, Not American

Although I was born in America, I am certainly not an American because America defined my African ancestors as three-fifths of a human being in their original Constitution. Also, it has been our experience as an African people of the diaspora living in America that the freedom, justice, and equality promised to its citizens in the U.S. Constitution was never intended for us; but for Whites Only.

I am a Pan-Africanist Revolutionary. I labor in a Revolutionary Party (All-African People’s Revolutionary Party) founded by Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, and Amilcar Cabral. Stokely Carmichael (aka Kwame Ture) developed into one of its co-pilots. The objective of this Revolutionary Party is to bring into existence the total liberation and unification of Africa under Scientific Socialism.

As Malcom X informed us, “people involved in a revolution don’t become part of the system; they destroy the system”. Neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party have implemented just laws that have ameliorated the oppressive conditions that confront the suffering masses of Africans living in America.

Kwame Ture illustrated for us that “the job of a revolutionary is, of course, to overthrow unjust systems and replace them with just systems because a revolutionary understands this can only be done by the masses of the people. So, the task of the revolutionary is to organize the masses of the people, given the conditions of the Africans around the world who are disorganized, consequently, all my efforts are going to organizing people.” As a member of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP), this is the work to which the rest of my life will be committed.

As Malcom X further elucidated, “we want to unite all of our people who are in North America, South America, and Central America with our people on the African continent. We must unite together in order to go forward together. Africa will not go forward any faster than we will and we will not go forward any faster than Africa will. We have one destiny and we’ve had one past.”

According to Kwame Nkrumah “African Liberation requires study, work, and unity, guided by our history. It requires every African, those at home and those who are prisoners of war abroad, to do their part.”