BACKGROUND. The Provisional Government of the Republic of New Africa (PG-RNA) was founded with a Declaration of Independence issued by a convention in Detroit on March 31, 1968. It was inspired by the Malcolm X Society, and the Provisional Government's purpose has been to complete the work of revolutionaries like Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Osborne Perry Anderson, Tunis Campbell, Edwin McCabe, El Hajj El Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X), and Queen Mother Moore, by establishing a New Afrikan state in North America.
NATIONAL NEW AFRIKAN ELECTIONS: The Voter and the Candidate
The National New Afrikan elections are held every three years. They provide a unique opportunity to continuing building the governmental structure needed to win independence, state power, for those in the historic Black Nation who want it. From Friday, November 14, to Sunday November 16, 2014 New Afrikan people (i.e., Black.people) in America who consider themselves part of the historic "Black Nation" can vote in the New Afrikan elections. They will freely elect officers of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (PG-RNA). ["Provisional" means "temporary" or, in this case, "pre-independence."] Since 1968 the Provisional Government has worked to bring into existence a powerful and independent New Afrikan state in North America. This is work actually began nearly two hundred years ago by the revolutionaries Nat Turner, Gabriel Prosser and Denmark Vesey. Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Queen Mother Moore and El Hajj Malik El- Shabazz (Malcolm X) carried this work into the 20th Century.
Malcolm X is viewed as a Founding Father of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika.Our purpose is to provide our people with a real path to world dignity and respect. Our purpose is to secure for our people an overall better life. Our purpose is to do this by winning state power and sovereignty for New Afrikan people over land in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
The United States has opposed this work. In 1971 they attacked us in Mississippi with arms. When one of them died in that attack and two others were wounded, the United States and Mississippi sent the RNA-11 to jail for long years. But the work has resumed in earnest, particularly in the Black counties of Mississippi and Louisiana.
All of us, as New Afrikan people, should take this opportunity to advance the work for independence, for land and power and a better life. This can be done by voting in the New Afrikan elections. This can be done by helping to find serious people, who are dedicated to winning independence and power, to run for office.
The National New Afrikan Election
What Are The National New Afrikan Elections?
A Black Nation Exists. To understand the National Black Elections, one must first realize that a Black Nation -a New Afrikan nation - exists in the United States. It began forming during colonial days, after 1660, and was fully evolved by time of the Civil War in 1861, two hundred years later. We have common culture, common perspective and values, group identity, and common gene pool, derived from our distinct group history.
We are "New Afrikans" because We are an Afrikan people who have evolved from not one but several Afrikan nations. Our Afrikan gene pool from several Afrikan nations has melded with some Indian and European genes during the course of 200 years to produce a New Afrikan Nation between 1660 and 1861.
Our New Afrikan nation is not yet free. We do not control our land, and We do not yet have international recognition, like Mexico and Canada. Still, We do know what land belongs to us as a people. It is the five states of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
In 1968 a "provisional" or "temporary" government was established by a national convention of our people meeting in Detroit. The purpose of this government has been to lead the struggle to free the land, to make the Five States as independent as Canada or Mexico, and to build New Communities and a better life for all our people who want this. Everyone will not have to live in the Five States, once they are free, but all of us should support the Provisional Government in its campaign to bring the right of self-determination to our people and free the land.
The land, the people, and the government, together, are the REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRIKA (RNA). This name was adopted during the March 31, 1968, founding convention. The convention did not create a nation (only time can do that); the New Afrikan nation began forming here in 1660 and, as We have said, was fully evolved by the time of the Civil War. What the 1968 convention did was to create a temporary, or provisional, government with the job of winning state power-control over land and international recognition - for the New Afrikan nation.
Citizenship. It is essential to an understanding of our status in the United States and in the world that We realize that none of us has any valid U.S. citizenship. The former slave master has no right to make our people into U.S. citizens (by the 14th Amendment or any other means) without asking our permission. Ever since we have been in America, We have never been asked! Rather, We have been told from birth that We are U.S. citizens. The perpetuation of this foolishness results in a denial of our human rights. If the slave master could make our ancestors, the newly "freed" people, into U.S. citizens without asking their permission, then clearly slavery has not
ended. Freed kidnaped people were entitled to be asked what they wanted to do. The four choices are: 1. go back to Afrika 2. go to some other place 3. become U.S. citizens, or 4. build an independent New Afrikan state on this soil where for hundreds of years we have worked the land that has been drenched in the blood of our ancestors. That is common sense. It was common sense back in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. It is common sense today. And, today, it is also written into the international law. Conquerors may not tell conquered people what they must do about their political future. The conquerors must ask! The conquered -all of us - are entitled to self determination. The conquered have a human right to run and control their own destiny free and independent of their former slave masters. The National New Afrikan Elections are about using our human right to choose our own destiny and take our rightful place among the other free nations of the world. VOTE! In a government setup by our people and for our people. It can make a world of difference.
Voting for the New Afrikan Provisional Government. Each of us has citizenship in the nation-state which the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrikan (PG-RNA) is building. This nation-state has a constitution, called The Code of Umoja (Code of unity). Since 1975 all New Afrikan people - all Black people - have been invited to vote for the officers of the Provisional Government. The elections take place every three years. In 2014 the National PGRNA Elections will be held from Friday, November 14, - through- Sunday, November 16, 2014. You may nominate and then vote for a President, three Vice Presidents, District Representatives and District Judges that make up the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the PG-RNA. Your vote is important in determining the men and women who will lead the struggle for the independence of the Republic of New Afrika the Black Nation held in captivity in America. Your vote is important in determining the men and women who will develop and express a truly independent foreign policy for the Black Nation. They will reject any "right" of the United States to speak for us in foreign affairs. These men and women will also begin now, prior to independence, the difficult task of building those institutions and programs which will solve the multiple crises confronting our Black nation and its communities. Those whom you elect to the Provisional Government of the RNA will be brave enough to stand up to the United States government. They will boldly assert that We are not U.S. citizens and that We as a people still have the right to self-determination - the right to make the four choices listed above.
Who Can Vote In the National Black Elections? All persons of Afrikan descent who are born in the United States and who are aged 16 or over are citizens of the Republic of New Afrika. As citizens they are entitled to vote in the RNA elections. Voters must affirm their citizenship. This can be done by signing a voter registration form at the time of voting. Persons who view themselves to be citizens of the United States, or are unsure on this question, are regarded as having dual citizenship. (This means citizenship in both the USA and the RNA.) Such person may vote in RNA elections so long as he or she does give political allegiance to the Black Nation.
What Offices Are To Be Filled By Election?
Representatives. Representatives to the national congress, called The People's Center Council (PCC), are elected by population Districts for terms of three years. The PCC is the highest legislative and executive body of the Provisional Government. PCC Representatives make law for the nation. But PCC Representatives must also stay in constant touch with the people of their districts and their people's needs. The PCC Representative participates in carrying out the decisions of the PCC and, in so doing, engages in national work and local work. A candidate for
Representative may have dual citizenship, but her or his highest political allegiance must be to the Republic of New Afrika. He or she must have served for six months in some organized formation of the Black liberation movement.
President and Vice Presidents.
The President is responsible for seeing that the directives of the People's Center Council are carried out between meetings of the People's Center Council.
The President is also chairperson of the People's Revolutionary Leadership Council (the PRLC), and she or he must follow the directions of the PRLC. The PRLC is subordinate to the PCC. It is composed of the Chairperson of the PCC, the President, the Vice Presidents, and every Minister of the Government. The Ministers - responsible for Defense, Education, Finance, and so on- are appointed by the President and approved by the PCC. They work with the President in carrying out the law. A candidate for President or for one of the three Vice Presidencies must owe his or her only political allegiance to the Republic of New Afrika. He or she must have served for two consecutive years in some organized formation of the Black liberation movement.
District Judges. District Judges administer the law of the Provisional Government. Three can be elected for each population district. A candidate for this office must be 25 years of age.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE OF RIGHT MORAL CHARACTER AND MUST BE
CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRIKA.