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.
was a founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC). From Mohlakeng on the West Rand of Johannesburg, she later resided in Kagiso. She trained in Lesotho in the 1960s, and became an operative for Poqo (the PAC’s military wing) in the Randfontein, Bekkersdal and Munsieville area. Ms. Majadibodu–a dedicated Pan Africanist