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The Uhuru Movement is a group of organizations under the principle of "African internationalism," or the liberation of Africans in both the continent of Africa and in the African diaspora. 'Uhuru' is the Swahili word for freedom. The Movement is led by Omali Yeshitela's African People's Socialist Party (APSP).

The APSP has formed several organizations, each with specific tasks and purpose. Affiliated organizations include The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, African Socialist International, Running With Spears, African People's Solidarity Committee, The African Lieutenant Uhurus, and Burning Spear Productions, as well as others.

The organization came to national attention during the 2008 Presidential campaign season when several Uhuru members interrupted a Barack Obama town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. They shouted slogans at Obama and held up a banner which read, "What about the Black Community, Obama?" Later during the meeting, Diop "Bubba" Olugbala, an organizer with the group, questioned the candidate and alleged that he was not speaking out for African-Americans on issues like police brutality, predatory lending, and Hurricane Katrina. The Uhuru Movement held a political rally outside the event to protest Obama.

On March 25, 2009, the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement organized a march in support of Lovelle Mixon, an Oakland, California resident who killed four Oakland police officers after a routine traffic stop.[1]

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