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Florida Artists Answer the Call to Stop FBI Attacks on Black Liberation!

What: “Voices of Resistance” Benefit Concert 

Where: Nana's Restaurant and Juice Bar 

1601 E. 4th Ave.,Tampa, FL. 33605

When:Saturday, May 6th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m (Rain Date: Saturday, May 13th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.) (727) 280-6345

Tickets: or at door

The Uhuru Movement is organizing the “Voices of Resistance” benefit concert to raise resources for the “Hands Off Uhuru! Hands off Africa!” Legal Defense Fund, and Florida musicians of diverse genres have stepped forward to defend the democratic rights of the African community.

Last year, on July 29th, the U.S. government waged the most serious attack on the Black Liberation Movement since the 1960s when the FBI raided seven homes and offices of Uhuru Movement leaders including the home of Uhuru Movement founder/leader Chairman Omali Yeshitela, as well as the Uhuru House community center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

On April 18, 2023, indictments were issued by the U.S. Department of Justice against African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela, African People’s Solidarity Committee Chair Penny Hess and Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair Jesse Nevel.

Footage of the July 29th raids:

Chairman Yeshitela’s interview on Democracy Now:

Chairman Yeshitela's official statement:

Says Jamie Simpson, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement - St. Petersburg, “We hope this benefit concert will start a movement of artists taking a stand against the U.S. government’s attack on the democratic rights of the African community. We will call on people to actively support the African community's right to advocate and organize for their own liberation and self-determination.”


Music - Activist presentations 

Performances by:

Sundé Rutterkin Witch Hiatus Healing Fyah

Whirlynn García of Florida Indigenous Alliance Charles Hines

Life Malcolm 

Comrade Libre X. Snakara Burning Spear Media Director and former St. Petersburg, Florida City Council Candidate, Akilé Anai, will speak during the concert. Director Akilé is one of the four Uhuru Movement leaders targeted by the FBI in the July 29th raids.

Want to help organize a benefit show in your city for the “Hands Off Uhuru!” Defense Campaign?

Let us know by emailing us at:

Or call (727) 280-6345

Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!

Co-Sponsoring Organizations: 

Uhuru Solidarity Movement

American Indian Movement

Florida Indigenous Alliance

Party for Socialism and Liberation

Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society Troika Kollective Undoc United