My name is Ahjamu Umi. Ahjamu is Yoruba (West African) for "He who fights for what he wants!" Umi is Yao for Life giver. I have a masters degree in Economics from Sacrificial State...Oops! I mean Sacramento State University. I have spent my entire adult life as an organizer in the All African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP). I remain committed to the humanitarian, egalitarian, and collective ideas and aspirations of that organization.
I was born and raised in the inner city section of San Francisco, California. I manuevered through that often negative experience (dabbling seriously with trouble) before finding out I would qualify to graduate from high school just three days before graduation. I had a cumulative grade point average of 1.75. After turning things around I got my receipts...I mean degrees...And embarked on supporting my family while engaging in intensive political work and activities. I've organized extensively in the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. I've been to places like Cuba, Libya, and many other countries. I've worked with villagers, peasants, trade union workers, gang members, elderly, women, students, and virtually every segment of society for positive social change. Today I live and organize in Portland, Oregon. I've been very much in the center of the housing justice work taking place in this city as well as continued efforts to organize African and other youth into dedicated revolutionary cadre committed to carrying on the struggle for justice and forward human progress. My primary work today is the same work I've been doing since the early 80s and that is organizing to build the All African People's Revolutionary Party. I'm contributing to working to build an Oregon chapter in the party in 2014 and beyond. As for my writing, I write books that provide images of positive people - folks who inspire and motivate other folks - become better people.
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African Liberation Day 2009 - Oakland