Akilé Anai

Akilé Anai is Director of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda of the African People’s Socialist Party, guiding a multi-platform media operation that delivers an African Internationalist analysis to the issues and events impacting the black working class in the U.S. and around the world through newsprint, FM and online radio stations, social media and book publishing.

She serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Burning Spear newspaper, a monthly African revolutionary journal in continuous publication since the Black Power Movement of the 1960s.

Anai is a dynamic young African woman who has recently risen to one of the top leadership positions in the Uhuru Movement. She was featured in Ebony Magazine during her 2017 bid for City Council in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she ran on a platform of “Unity through Reparations.”

Out of that campaign came a new civic organization, Communities United through Reparations and Economic Development that she leads.  

Anai has been on the front lines of fighting police violence and currently leads the campaign to “Make the Southside Black Again,” fighting gentrification and forced relocation of the African community in St. Petersburg.

She is a co-host of a popular radio show, “Good Morning Africa” on St. Petersburg’s newest black community station, Black Power 96, heard Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6am-10am at 96.3 on the FM dial.

This spring Akilé was a featured speaker at the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO) First Annual International Convention at Nyumburu Cultural Center in College Park, Maryland.