Militant blacks in Detroit founded the Republic of New Africa (RNA) in 1968—eight months after the devastating 1967 riot. RNA leaders demanded that the federal government give blacks five states—Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina—and pay billions in reparations to compensate for slavery. They were frequently seen as advocating that blacks use violence to get these demands if the government resisted. A similar claim was made for all the Black-majority counties and cities throughout the United States. Second, they demanded $400 billion in reparations for the injustices suffered by African Americans during the slavery and segregation periods. Third, they demanded a referendum of all African Americans in order to decide what should be done with their citizenry. Regarding the latter, it was claimed that African Americans were not given the choice to decide in regard to what they wanted to do after emancipation. These concessions would then form the…
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As the 2016 U. S. presidential race comes to a conclusion, one thing that should be crystal clear: Blacks/New Afrikans must organize and fight for our right to self-determination, politically and otherwise.
The democratic party continues to manipulate and exploit the civil rights history and sentiments of the Black community, especially the baby-boomers, who are holding on to the unfulfilled promises and lofty expectations made by the democratic presidential administrations of their youth.
Just as the republican party betrayed and abandoned New Afrikans in the years after the U.S. civil war, so has the democratic party betrayed and manipulated New Afrikans during and since the the 1960’s post-civil rights era.
Neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump represents any profound change for Blacks in the United States. Black freedom and self/group determination are not part of their agenda.
They are both supporters and defenders of white-supremacy and economic exploitation at home (capitalism) and abroad (imperialism) .
They ONLY differ with one another on how best to manage the American empire, but both agree that it needs to be defended, maintained and expanded.
All Power To The People!
Free The Land!
Free All Political Prisoners!
Chairman, New Afrikan Independence Party (NAIP)
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