The Kwame Ture Black Star of Labor Award (KTBSLA) began as the Black Star of Labor Award in 1987, with Assata Shakur being the first recipient. Following the transition of the immortal Kwame Ture to the Ancestors in 1998, the award was renamed after him. Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, spent his entire life in service to African people and all of humanity. This service was manifested in his tireless work to organize African people for revolutionary change against capitalism imperialism and white supremacy and for Pan Africanism: the total liberation and unification of Africa under one unified socialist government.
Some previous winners of the award have been Queen Mother Moore, Fidel Castro, Jafta Masemola, Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), Muammar Qaddafi, the Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally (PDG-RDA), Hugo Chavez and many others.
The Black Alliance for Peace
Black Alliance for Peace has been relentless in their pursuit of combatting US Imperialism in an organized manner. They have agitated and educated masses in lectures and workshops about and against AFRICOM, and the necessity for AFRICOM to be abolished. This directly impacts the objective of Pan-Africanism given that AFRICOM will make certain that Africa remains in part or whole an enemy zone, if not contested zone. BAP also educates about militarism domestically with a focus on Black & Brown people. BAP has been a consistent voice against the Ukraine war and continues to be specific about its criticisms. With regards to Ukraine, this consists in criticism of the aid sent to Ukraine and exposing the intentions behind the aid. BAP continues to provide critical and revolutionary analysis against the barrage of misinformation spat out by imperialists to maintain support for, or lack of opposition against, their wars. The Black Alliance for Peace