Choose to Wear Red, Black and Green on August 13, 2018

Marcus Garvey made a powerful choice when he prophesied “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign,” during his speech “The Work That Has Been Done” in October 1937. Bob Marley chose to bring that prophecy forward into contemporary times when he paraphrased Garvey by singing “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free the mind.”

 
Making choices is a form of power. Truly free people make the choice to invoke Hekau or words of power as part of the decision making process. Freedom is a mental state. Power is a function of the will. Free people exude power. Free people will themselves into power through mental exertion. Mental emancipation is demonstrated by choosing to embrace power.
 
Wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13, 2018 is a choice to demonstrate mental emancipation. Choose to take the #RBGChallenge and celebrate 98 years of Red, Black and Green by wearing #RBG on August 13. That choice is only made by the mentally emancipated.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X demonstrating mental emancipation.

NOT wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 is a choice also. NOT wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 is a choice to accept a limited perception of phenomena. NOT wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 is a choice to reject the fulfillment of destiny. NOT wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 is a choice to accept the ideas of those who do NOT want us to read and embrace the power encoded in the signing of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World on August 13, 1920. NOT wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 is a choice to remain among the uninformed.

Not wearing Red, Black and Green is a choice to reject the consolidation of power through common interests. NOT wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 is a choice to align with the ideas of those who chose to turn people into property. NOT wearing Red, Black and Green is to accept the beliefs of people who deceived themselves into thinking they could limit our power.
Declaration of Rights of Negro Peoples of the World
Cover from the July 31, 1926 edition of the Negro World Newspaper presenting the Declaration of Rights of Negro Peoples of the World which gave us the Red, Black and Green on August 13, 1920.
Choose to reject limited perceptions of phenomena. Choose to let go of false notions of who we are and what our history has been. Choose to consider the possibility everything we have ever been told has been a lie.
 
Choose to be among the millions taking the #RBGChallenge and wear Red, Black and Green on August 13. Choose to be among the millions wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 to send a global message of unity. Choose to be among the millions who realize that if the Empire State Building can wear Red, Black and Green one day a year in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. every Black person on this planet can wear Red, Black and Green at least one day a year, and that day is August 13th. Choose to be among the millions who demonstrate total, complete and absolute freedom by wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13. Choose to wear #RBG on August 13 in celebration of World Melanin Day. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 to bring into existence a moment in time when everyone in the known universe knows melanin is an aromatic bio polymer and organic semiconductor that makes Africans black, makes Black people black and is worth over $350 a gram more than gold. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 to show we know our Blood, our Melanin and Africa unites us. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 as proof of our capacity to envision the inevitable total, complete, and absolute redemption of Africa, in spite of how things may seem. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 because we have let go of all limitations in order to usher in the era when all the generations of humanity can be called blessed. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 to show we have made a clean break with the errors of the Maafa. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 as we cross the bridge to eternity. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 as a an act of Mchakato wa uponyaji, the process of healing. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 to embrace our full being. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 to acknowledge the twenty thousand people who assembled in Madison Square Garden on August 13, 1920. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green in recognition of the choice to define phenomena made on August 13, 1920 with the signing of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 in acknowledgement of our ancestors who faced an untimely demise if they made a choice different from the owners of plantations where they were held to serve or labor. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 because we know there is One God, One Aim, and One Destiny. Choose to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13 because Africa is for the Africans at Home and Abroad.

Our blood Our melanin and Africa unites us!!!
The culturally coded symbolism embedded in the Red, Black and Green tells those who are willing to know the truth: Our Blood Our Melanin and Africa UNITES US!!!
 
Choose to embrace our full being. Choose power. Chose mental emancipation. Choose to send a message of hope, choose to make a statement of global unity, and choose to demonstrate mental emancipation by wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13.

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