The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is an organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our community. We understand that the collective institutions of white-supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism have been at the root of our people’s oppression. We understand that without community control and without the power to determine our own lives, we will continue to fall victim to genocide. Therefore, we seek to heighten our consciousness about self-determination as a human right and a solution to our colonization. While organizing around our principles of unity, we are building a network of Black/New Afrikan activists and organizers committed to the protracted struggle for the liberation of the New Afrikan Nation – By Any Means Necessary!
New Afrikan Connections: Report from Venezuela by Akinyele Umoja
I was invited to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to participate in a ceremony where President Nicholas Maduro endorsed the United Nation’s (UN) International Decade of People of African descent (2015-2024. African descendant activists, scholars, elected officials were invited for this occasion and Danny Glover, the UN Ambassador for the International Decade, was the special guest of honor. I was officially invited due to my role as an academic, specifically being Chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. Unofficially, my membership in NAPO and MXGM and our organization’s solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution was noted. The invitation and trip is significant due to me being present at an event with officials of the Bolivarian republic and to be able to interact with African descendant leaders from different countries in the diaspora.