OAAU and Our Plight

"Our Honorable Minister Malcolm X and John Henrik Clark has laid the foundation!  However, it is up to you and I to fulfill the requests of blacks people suffering here in the Western Hemisphere.  Moreover, we must be extreme in making Africans of Africa join us in our plight.  If they are seeking life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness in America and are not willing to shed blood with us; Why we should run or beat them out of town!" 

Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere,  Bridgette Anderson LCSW - Black Nationalist Network News, November 29, 2013

Malcolm X, along with John Henrik Clarke, wrote the following into the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) Basic Unity Program:

  1. Restoration: "In order to release ourselves from the oppression of our enslavers then, it is absolutely necessary for the Afro-American to restore communication with Africa."
  2. Reorientation: "We can learn much about Africa by reading informative books."
  3. Education: "The Organization of Afro-American Unity will devise original educational methods and procedures which will liberate the minds of our children. We will ... encourage qualified Afro-Americans to write and publish the textbooks needed to liberate our minds ... educating them [our children] at home."
  4. Economic Security: "After the Emancipation Proclamation ... it was realized that the Afro-American constituted the largest homogeneous ethnic group with a common origin and common group experience in the United States and, if allowed to exercise economic or political freedom, would in a short period of time own this country. We must establish a technician bank. We must do this so that the newly independent nations of Africa can turn to us who are their brothers for the technicians they will need now and in the future."

The OFAAU is pushing for black control of every aspect of the black community. At the re-founding rally, Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere has admits, "Malcolm X stated that the organization's principal concern was the human rights of blacks, and that it would also focus on voter registration, school boycotts, rent strikes, housing rehabilitation, social programs for addicts, unwed mothers, and troubled children. Malcolm X saw the OAAU as a way of "un-brainwashing" black people, ridding us of the lies we had been told about ourselves and our culture.