Picture this scene: It’s August 13 and MILLIONS of people are wearing Red, Black and Green! The Mhotep Corporation announced today its plans to make Sunday, August 13, 2017 the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever. August 13 begins the 97th year of Red, Black and Green as the colors of all Black people worldwide. In recognition of that milestone and in anticipation of the centennial of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World on August 13, 2020, which gave us the Red, Black and Green, everyone is invited to celebrate, take the #RBGChallenge and “Wear Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen!!!”
2017 also marks 117 years since Will A. Heelen and J.Fred Helf wrote the song “Every Race Has A Flag But The Coon” which belittles Black people who do not have a flag. On August 13, 1920 20,000 people met at Madison Square Garden. They gathered for the reading of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World. Declaration 39 proclaims, “That the colors, Red, Black and Green, be the colors of the Negro race.” The Declaration of Rights was drafted and published by members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) during their first annual
international convention chaired by UNIA President General Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
In the 1921 Universal Negro Catechism drafted by Reverend George Alexander McGuire under the auspices of the UNIA High Executive Council the symbolic meaning of the colors are given. “Red is the color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty; black is the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong; green is the color of the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.” The symbolism of the colors Red, Black and Green connect us to the origin of the entire human race on the continent of Africa.
That was part of the inspiration for The Mhotep Corporation’s Shield of Audacious Power. A Red, Black and Green symbol of the power of the human spirit with a gold Kemetic ankh at the center, the shield embodies pride, dignity, nobility and self-respect. It is emblazoned upon t-shirts sold online through the company’s Keyamsha.com website.
It is a known fact Black people are black because of more than just “color” or “pigment.” Melanin is the aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor that makes Black people black. The chemical melanin puts the “B” in RBG and the black in Red, Black and Green. When our ancestors consecrated the colors Red, Black and Green it appears they invoked a uniquely high form of science. In our opinion this is true, for it is a fact, at this moment, the price of melanin is over $350 a gram more than gold. There are also, currently, over 270,000 scholarly articles involving melanin. There are also over one million patents involving melanin. Melanin is ubiquitous in nature. There are three types of melanin: brown and black eumelanin , red and yellow pheomelanin and brown and black allomelanin. Melanin is responsible for the appearance of crows, of black cats, and Angus Cattle. Melanin is in crickets, fungus and microorganisms. Black Panthers are black because of melanin. Curiously, the mainstream media talks of race and even so-called “white” supremacy but, never in all their discussions of race is melanin or any of the facts pertaining to it mentioned. This is despite the documented interest in melanin is higher than white supremacy. Here is to carrying on an open and honest conversation involving melanin. That is why we took the initiative to designate August 13 as being World Melanin Day.
The Mhotep Corporation’s “Melanin Is Worth Over $350 A Gram More Than Gold” t-shirt represents part of a paradigm shift in awareness, perception and power taking place at the quantum level, the level of pure energy where all healing begins.
“Melanin is worth…” is actually a conversation piece which masquerading as a t-shirt. Reading the message on it starts a subconscious, internal dialogue. The viewer’s brain chemistry is permeated with a new awareness forcing them to release previously held limitations. They then become aware of an awareness beyond their present state of awareness after which perceptions are perceived that they were previously unaware existed. Those who refuse to do so will never know how evolution left them behind.
Suggested activities for August 13th celebrations range from holding Red, Black and Green flag raising ceremonies, displaying Red, Black and Green flags at home, placing Red, Black and Green stickers on cars, wearing Red, Black and Green buttons & shirts, public readings of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World and hosting public viewing parties for the documentary “This Flag of Mine: Towards 100 Years of Red, Black and Green.”
The Mhotep Corporation produced the documentary in 2011 in anticipation of the 100th year of RBG (#RBG100). Nnamdi Azikiwe, President and CEO of the Mhotep Corporation stated, “We produced TFOM to document the origin, purpose and history of Red, Black and Green. Years ago, a friend asked us to make a presentation to her elementary school students about the history of the flag. The documentary is a result of that presentation.” Now Azikiwe intends to teach the world the history of our flag, the Red, Black and Green. “The first thirteen days of August 1920 were spent discussing what the people wanted. On August 13th they made it clear what they hoped to see happen. That hope became the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World.”
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Since its founding in 2003, The Mhotep Corporation has created quality, original multimedia experiences drawn from a diverse legacy of storytelling. Its media and consumer products provide family entertainment for children of all ages through content that engages, entertains and educates. As a result, value for value relationships are created for mutual benefit.