The People’s War Radio Show, Episode #75: Getting Fit for the Revolution

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Today’s show is entitled “Getting Fit for the Revolution” and incorporates excerpts from a panel by the same name that was presented at the 2021 International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement Convention from September 3 through 5th.

The convention observed the 30th anniversary of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement as well as the 50-plus year of Uhuru Movement mass organization. The panels were designed to confront the crises the African community face and provide an African Internationalist way forward.

African health is one arena the movement has always led on. In 1969, the Junta of Militant Organizations (JOMO), a precursor to the African People’s Socialist Party, founded the JOMO Blood Bank.

From the 1970s to 1990s, the Burning Spear Newspaper ran a regular column entitled Colonialism is Dangerous to Your Health. In 1985, the Uhuru Movement opened the Lil Bobby Hutton African People’s Free Health Clinic.

This all laid the groundwork for the Uhuru Movement’s establishment of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project and their Emergency Response Program, Project Black Ankh.

"Getting Fit for the Revolution" features

  • Kobina Bantushango, with tips on healthy eating and exercise and shares the stories behind the establishment of the All Peoples Tyron Lewis Community Gym and the Uhuru Health Festivals.
  • Michael Parker is a certified trainer and member of the All-African People's Development and Empowerment Project who adds to the conversation on healthy eating and exercise
  • Michelle Odom speaks on African mental health. She organizes the Aya Resistance Circles and leads the All-African People's Development and Empowerment Project's Mental Health Working Group
  • Chairman Omali Yeshitela presents on the relationship between healthy eating and exercise to brain health which are all important for emotional fitness. He calls on revolutionaries to set an example for the masses of African people to maintain a high level of discipline in regards to fitness practices.
  • Dr. Aisha Fields, Director of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project, gave an update on the Covid-19 health and safety protocols prepared by project Black Ankh.

The People's War radio show is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM "Black Power 96" in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Dexter Mlimwengu, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.

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