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Nehanda introduced New Afrikan revolutionary culture to the international community of young people who constantly flowed into Cuba. She initiated an annual “Anti-Imperialist” Thanks-Taking Dinner, inviting expatriates, exiles, and community people. She conducted tours and taught political education classes, which encouraged scores of youth to stand in support of the New Afrikan Independence Movement and revolutionary internationalist struggles. She also organized an annual Kwanzaa celebration for the community and she continuously engaged international representatives, journalists, and scholars who visited Cuba. Even before her exile and before becoming a cadre of NAPO and an Organizer for MXGM, Mama Nehanda was a government worker for the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (PGRNA) and served as editor of its newspaper The New Afrikan. Comrade-Sister Nehanda was also a worker for the National Black Human Rights Coalition, a pre-formation for NAPO. She helped organize the NBHRC mobilization of 5,000 people to the United Nations in November 1979, three days after the Black Liberation Army liberated Sister Assata Shakur from prison. Nehanda was forced into exile from her home after being charged along with her friend and comrade Dr. Mutulu Shakur for their alleged involvement in the 1979 liberation of Assata Shakur, as well as the 1981 expropriation of a Brinks truck in Nyack, New York. The U.S. government claims this was carried out in support of freedom schools, political organizing, and developing revolutionary institutions. Despite being forced underground, she continued her revolutionary work and remained committed to the New Afrikan people. Despite being isolated from her family, she continued her revolutionary work and commitment to New Afrikan people. She is the finest example of what Baba Chokwe Lumumba, the late Chairperson of NAPO, taught. She had a great love for the people because she understood, as Chokwe said, “If you don’t love the people, sooner or later you’re going to betray the people.” Nehanda Isoke Abiodun loved New Afrikan people and served the New Afrikan Nation to her death. Long Live the Revolutionary Spirit of Nehanda! Still Standing! Asè!

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By Any Means Necessary  

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By Any Means Necessary  

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