The All African People’s Revolutionary Party mourns the sudden passing of our brother Chokwe Lumumba. We stand with our family in Mississippi and around the world as they absorb the shock and pain of his joining the ancestors without warning. He was our comrade and friend on this revolutionary journey toward self-determination. The AAPRP along with the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) fought several battles side by side against racism, capitalism, imperialism and zionism and even when our paths differed, what always kept Chokwe Lumumba in our hearts was that Chokwe exemplified Kwame Ture’s expression, “We must have a undying love for our people.” He had this love and this is what united him and Kwame Ture on an individual level and our respective organizations as well. Now these comrades, Chokwe and Kwame, are united in the ancestral world. The best way for us to collectively honor Chokwe is to continue his work.
We have lost Chokwe Lumumba on a physical level but he lives on as a road map and mentor to us and future generations. His life can teach us much about consistent struggle, as he fought until his last breath was taken. This is the mark of a true revolutionary.
As we fight neocolonialism in this moment of heighten reaction to the peoples march toward liberation from capitalism and imperialism from Congo to Mississippi, let us remember what Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik Shabazz, said and what brother Chokwe knew so well that Mississippi is connected to the Congo and that we must struggle for African and oppressed people everywhere.