African People's Socialist Party

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Black people that comprise the African Nation.


African Nation defined:

“The African nation […] is a community of people whose core identity is based on historical ties to the equatorial continent of black Africa, contributing to a common culture, history and physiognomy.

The African nation is also comprised of all those African people who have been forcibly dispersed to various places in the world through colonial slavery. Dispersed Africans were part of the process of the development of capitalism and the European nation, a process that requires our subjugation and national incoherence.

Additionally, the African nation is comprised of many who experience a sense of sameness, a subjective connection to Africa, mainly because of skin color that helps to define their imperialist-inspired impoverished and oppressed state of existence.

The Dalit in India, the Indigenous of Australia and other areas where the African presence goes back to earliest times, such as in the Asia-Pacific region, are included in this category.

No. Our mass organizations (InPDUM, ANWO, AAPDEP)  have their own membership process. Anyone who has an interest in their work can join those organizations by going to their websites and completing their application.

If you volunteer to write, edit, copy edit, create propaganda for the Party’s Department of Agitation and Propaganda you are not automatically enrolled in the Party. You are a volunteer.

If you have not completed an APSP application, been approved, paid dues and been assigned a sponsor, then you are NOT a member of APSP.

Membership in the APSP,  requires its own membership, separate from the mass organizations.  Learn more here OR if you have additional questions about membership please contact our National Office of Recruitment and Membership at

No. Only African people (see first FAQ for definition) can join the African People’s Socialist Party.  However, there is a place for you in our movement with our mass organization the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM).

No.  Only African people (see first FAQ for definition) can join the African People’s Socialist Party.   However, white people have a place in the Uhuru Movement with the African People’s Solidarity Committee and the Uhuru Solidarity Movement

The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) was founded in 1976 by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) as a way for Euro-American/ European (white) people to join the African liberation struggle, working directly under the leadership of The Party.

They organize other white people to take a stand in solidarity with the struggle for the liberation and unification of Africa and African people everywhere.

No.  Africa is our land. We are in complete solidarity with the indigenous people of this land in their struggle to overturn their relationship to our shared colonial oppressor.

We believe that any claims to land, in the U.S. settler colony, is something that must be granted by the original custodians of the land.

We understand that there are Africans who, resolved with the knowledge that there were Africans here prior to slavery and colonialism, make claims to this land; however, we believe that position obscures the political question of the African Nation and the struggle that must be made to end the oppression of African people.

The APSP is the political leadership of the Uhuru Movement.

The Uhuru Movement is the world-wide representation of all of the organizations under the leadership of African People’s Socialist Party, uniting African people as one people for liberation, social justice, self-reliance and economic development.

The Uhuru Movement brings Africans and other people into the revolutionary process through our mass organizations, economic institutions, and non-profits.

If you want a world free from oppression, there is a place for you in this movement!  Find out more here

African SGLT are part of the African Nation and therefore we welcome you into the ranks of our Party as organizers and leaders.  We are against all forms of colonial oppression.

In short: A socialist theory developed by the Chairman of the APSP,  Omali Yeshitela. African Internationalism […] explains the world, as well as the place and future of Africans in it. African Internationalism recognizes that capitalism, born as a world economy, has its origin in the assault on Africa and the global trade in African captives as well as the ensuing European onslaught on most of the world.  Learn more

The African Socialist International (ASI) is the international representation of the African People’s Socialist Party.   For example, the APSP USA, APSP Bahamas, APSP UK, APSP Occupied Azana (South Africa) make up the ASI.

To be considered ASI is to have membership in the African People’s Socialist Party wherever we are on the planet.   Learn more about why the ASI exists here.

No. We are clearly defined as the Party of the poor and working class who believe that Africa must be united under the banner of socialism, led by the poor and working class.

Pan-Africanism was born as an attack on Garvey’s effort to unify Africa and African people by the petty bourgeoisie sector of the African population.
While there are currently attempts to make Pan-Africanism into a philosophy of the masses, it remains something that represents the interest of the black petty bourgeoisie.

The struggle between Pan-Africanism and African Internationalism is a contest for the truth, between African petty bourgeoisie and the African workers.  Learn more

There may be opportunities for employment in our economic institutions located in St. Petersburg, FL; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO and Oakland, CA.  Please inquire with the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), an organization of the Party that organizes our economic work, at

Uhuru is the Swahili word for Freedom.  Members of the Uhuru Movement usually greet each other with an “Uhuru” because we believe that freedom should be on our minds all the time.

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