Attorney and Northeast Regional Representative of APSP-USA
Aaron T. O’Neal is a revolutionary attorney and organizer based in Washington, D.C. He is currently the Northeast Regional Representative of the African People’s Socialist Party – USA. As the lead organizer in the region, he is tasked with building the African People’s Socialist Party from Virginia to Toronto, Canada. He has appeared on a number of local and national media outlets championing self-determination for the black community and has written several articles of varying topics to promote the liberation of black people.
In the D.C. area, Aaron has lead several campaigns to fight for the interest of African people like “Keep D.C. a Chocolate City Campaign” which was in response to gentrification. He was co-coordinator of the Marcus Garvey Youth Enrichment Program in the Barry Farms Community and is co-founder of the Barry Farm Tenants and Allies Association, a tenant organization that has been leading the struggle against the redevelopment of the Historic Barry Farm Community in Southeast Washington, D.C.
As Aaron fights for the rights of his people in the streets, he also fights in the legal sector. He has contributed to numerous “Know Your Rights” workshops to educate our community about their rights. In the wake of the Mike Brown grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for Mike Brown’s killing, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) convened the Black People’s Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO with members of the community serving as the jurors. Aaron served as a prosecutor in the Black People’s Grand Jury where jurors came back with a true bill of first-degree murder to indict Darren Wilson.
Aaron is also representing Kundé Mwamvita (formerly known as Yashica Clemmons), the mother of Dominique Battle, one of three girls drowned in a pond by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputies subsequent an aggressive police chase. Video of that tragic night surfaced and went viral; it garnered international indignation in which officers could hear the three girls screaming for help and failed to rescue them as they drowned. He has recently filed a notice of intent to sue against the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and a host of other agencies responsible for the girls’ death.
Aaron’s practice focuses on family law, criminal defense and personal injury. Aaron is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.