At Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
Doors open 10am. Livestream from 11am – 6pm EDT
10:00am – Brunch buffet
(10-2) Meet and greet. Music, displays.
11:00 – 12:00pm: “Introducing Black Power 96 – the African People’s Education and Defense Fund’s new community radio station”.
Learn about how Black Power 96 will benefit the African community of St. Pete and the world and why you will want to support it!
12:00 – 1:00pm – “Resistance Turn-Up”
Hosts Gazi Kodzo and Brittney Ramirez talk with Uhuru Movement leader Herdosia Bentum live from Ferguson and Burning Spear Media recruiter Kabaka from Baltimore about the rising movement of African people demanding Community Control of the Police and that “Black Power Matters”. St. Pete Gibbs High School students expose HBCU FAMU’s infatuation with white students.
1:00 – 1:30pm: “Black power in white face”
The “Reparations in Action” radio show team will share testimonials from Uhuru Solidarity Movement organizers around the U.S. about why they are calling on white people to support the African liberation struggle and Black Power 96.
1:30 – 2:00pm: “Strait from Da Streets”.
Award-winning broadcaster AJ Ali presents inspiration and options for Africans fighting the colonial drug economy and prison industry.
2:00 – 2:30pm: “Diasporic Music”
hosted from Toronto by Jalali, aka Norman Richmond, features
2:30 – 3:00pm: Report from Sweden
On the state of Africans in Europe, featuring Makda Yohannes and Fosiya Aqli of the African Socialist International.
3:00 – 3:30pm: Africans Unite!
African Socialist International Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa, live from London, will discuss the rising resistance of Africans around the globe, critique imperialist and neocolonialist intervention and the work to unify and liberate Africa under the leadership of the African working class and poor peasantry.
3:30 – 4:00pm: “Revolutionary Health and Fitness”
hosted by John Thomas, manager of the Uhuru Movement’s TyRon Lewis Community Gym.
4:00 – 6:00pm: “Our own black voices, our own black media!”
Uhuru Radio Station Manager Ron Bobb-Semple hosts a dynamic discussion with
- Charles Barron, New York State Assemblyman and former Black Panther Party member
- Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report and founding member of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations
- Gazi Kodzo, online sensation and video blogger
- James Cole, WTMP radio host
- Walter Smith, WMNF radio host
- Reverend Dan Davis, St. Petersburg entrepreneur
- Connie Burton, African community activist from Tampa