Editor-in-Chief, The Burning Spear Newspaper
Kalonda Mulamba is the New York-based Editor In Chief of The Burning Spear newspaper, the 49-year-old revolutionary black power newspaper. She is also an organizer with the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP).
Born and raised in the island of Jamaica, Kalonda moved to the United States after graduating High School. The eldest of three children, Kalonda has always had a great concern for injustice against Africans (black people) worldwide. These concerns were ignited on August 9, 2014 after the police murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson.
Like many Africans, Mike Brown’s murder forced Kalonda to seek out black-led organizations which she could join in and fight against police murders and other forms of African oppression. In June 2015, she found The Burning Spear newspaper and volunteered as a proofreader. Soon after, in January 2016, she was appointed to the position of Editor In Chief of the paper by Chairman Omali Yeshitela.
Since that time, Kalonda has struggled fiercely to produce a quality, ever-growing and ever-improving Spear for the oppressed African masses. The Burning Spear is the official news journal of the African People’s Socialist Party as well as the oldest revolutionary newspaper in the world. Written from the point of view of African Internationalism, The Spear not only explains the contradictions facing our people, but also gives solutions on how to become organized in solving them.
Through her work with The Spear, Kalonda has traveled to Florida, Washington D.C., and Ferguson. An African Internationalist, Kalonda is clear that The Spear is a critical and perhaps the most important weapon in the struggle against colonialism and parasitic capitalism as it offers key political education for colonized people, and especially Africans.