Ona Zené Yeshitela

Ona Zené Yeshitela is the Deputy Chair of the African People’s Socialist Party who currently leads the multi-faceted economic front of the Party and the Uhuru Movement.

She is President of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, a non-profit organization whose projects include the Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles stores, Black Power 96.3 FM radio station, Uhuru Jiko Commercial Kitchens, Akwaaba Hall event venues, the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace and so much more.

She guides the development of Black Star Industries including Uhuru Foods and Pies and Planet Uhuru Apparel. Dedicated to the unity of the political and economic fronts of the struggle, Deputy Chair Ona spent a little over a year on the ground in St. Louis to build the anti-gentrification Black Power Blueprint project, buying and renovating black community properties for economic and political power in the hands of the African working class.