65-Years of African Liberation Day/75-Years of Palestine (Nakba)Day – May 1-31, 2023
Theme: Pan-Africanism Waging Class Struggle in Africa and the Diaspora, Fighting for One Unified Socialist Africa
May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965
Malcolm X on meeting Kwame Nkrumah: “We discussed the unity of Africans and peoples of African descent. We agreed that Pan-Africanism was the key also to the problems of those of African heritage.”
Malcolm Little was born May 19, 1925, to a mother and father who were both militant organizers of the Universal Improvement Association—African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Malcolm recalled attending meetings with his father where he, as a child, originally was introduced to the concept “Black” nationalism, African identity and the African Diaspora’s relationship to Africa and to the importance of organization.
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) honors Malcolm X because he validates, in both theory and practice, the role of ideology in creating the new man and woman in our revolutionary struggle. The American racist-capitalism took the son of a family of UNIA-ACL members, who were teaching their children by example, to educate and organize our People about Africa at the mass level and transformed Malcolm Little, a brilliant student, into a street guy, Detroit Red, who sold dope, engaged in robberies and burglaries, pimped women and in general was a hustler and parasite on the African masses and other working People.
The ethical and moral transformation of Malcolm Little to Detroit Red, is like so many of African youth today worldwide. Like so many of African youth today; they too are incarcerated and systematically transformed into human beings that reflect the most vicious and vile values and ethics of racist-capitalism, imperialism and neo-colonialism in every corner of the globe. Because capitalism is a system of corruption, it teaches our youth that corruption is a correct and just way of life. African youth therefore becomes a commodity, a slave in and for the Mass Incarceration, Corporate, Contract, Military, and Prison Repression Complex where those who make the laws buy stock in companies that service local jails, state and federal prisons and international internment camps, who house and own and exploit our youth, and who profit off of there being incarcerated. Malcolm X is to be emulated because African youth must be transformed ideologically into dedicated and committed African revolutionaries as was Malcolm X.
It was in prison that Detroit Red was transformed more closely ideologically to what he was introduced to as a child through the Nation of Islam (NOI) under the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The Nation of Islam was a catalyst in re-awakening Malcolm’s earlier introduction to “Black nationalism” that would lead to the birth of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was born in the Nation of Islam. It was Malcolm’s re-awakening and search for truth and for the emancipation of African people worldwide that on March 8, 1964 he transitioned out of the Nation of Islam and would later in his short life inspire him, while in Ghana, to found the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) and solidify ideological and organizational ties in Africa and around the world.
At the founding rally of the OAAU, Malcolm X explained, “So the purpose of the Organization Afro-American Unity is to unite everyone in the Western Hemisphere of African descent into one united force. And then, once we are united among ourselves in the Western Hemisphere, we will unite with our brothers on the motherland, on the continent of Africa.”
- All people of African descent are Africans and must be organized as such
- African women must be emancipated and play a critical role in Revolution
- Capitalism and imperialism must be destroyed if African people were to be free
- Revolution was the only path to freedom, reforming capitalism was not an option for our freedom
- Africans must belong in all-African organizations; other nationalities can support, but they cannot join
- Africans must be in solidarity with Palestine and opposed to Zionism,
- There is harmony between Religion and Revolution
- Africans in the Diaspora must unite with Africans in Africa and fight for Pan-Africanism
- The ideological family takes primacy in regard to the biological family
Because Malcolm X developed politically and ideologically into an uncompromising Pan-Africanist, building relations with Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Fidel Castro and other progressive and revolutionary forces, he was assassinated, February 21, 1965, by the U.S government, in its COINTEL-PRO Black Nationalist Program. COINTEL-PRO was a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that was used to halt his progress and accomplishments in his efforts to organize for Pan-Africanism. His murder was during a time that American imperialism was at war with world humanity and killing off key leadership worldwide. Malcolm X knew when his time was near, but never wavered in his commitment to suffer, serve and sacrifice for the masses of our People until death and as a result of his revolutionary contributions to the struggle for Pan-Africanism, we commemorate and honor him.