Wear Red, Black and Green on Friday the 13th of August
August 13, 2020 Red, Black and Green began its 101st year as the symbol people of African ancestry. The Mhotep Corporation encourages celebration of the 101st year of RBG. (#RBG101) Date is designated World Melanin Day. Melanin puts the “B” in RBG and the “Black” in Red, Black, and Green. Melanin is worth over $395 a gram more than gold. Those are reasons why we should wear Red, Black and Green on Friday the 13th of August.
Today the Mhotep Corporation continues its plans to make August 13, the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever. To that end, they invite everyone to celebrate and “Wear Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen!” Red, Black, and Green aka RBG (#RBG101), symbolizes the origin of the entire human race on the continent of Africa. 101 years of #RBG is a significant milestone.
The colors of Black people worldwide
August 13, 2021 begins 101 years since designation of Red, Black, and Green as the colors of Black people worldwide. 2021 also marks 121 years since Will A. Heelen and J.Fred Helf wrote the derogatory song “Every Race Has A Flag But The Coon.” It belittles Africans at home and abroad for not having a flag. Red, Black, and Green first saw usage as the flag for the United States of Africa in the Black Star Line’s maiden voyage on November 23, 1919.
It was August 13, 1920, in the second Madison Square Garden, when members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League led by first President General Marcus Garvey signed the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World. Declaration 39 reads:
“That the colors, Red, Black and Green, be the colors of the Negro race.”Declaration 29 of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World
August 13 was the thirteenth day of the first UNIA annual international convention. U.N.I.A. members spent the previous twelve days meeting three and four times a day giving testimony, praying, and making speeches.
Some people call the RBG “the Garvey flag” or “UNIA flag.” In Article IX of the UNIA Constitution defines “all persons of Negro blood and African descent” as ordinary members. The constitution shows those people are unaware of this aspect of the Red, Black and Green. That article of the UNIA constitution defines the Red, Black and Green as the flag of Africans, at home and abroad.
The U.N.I.A. published the “Universal Black Man Catechism” in 1921. Authored by George Alexander McGuire it states,
“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.”Symbolic meaning of Red, Black and Green from the Universal Black Man Catechism.
Suggested activities for the day range include:
- holding flag raising ceremonies,
- displaying RBG flags at our homes,
- placing RBG stickers on our cars,
- wearing RBG buttons,
- publicly reading 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
The Mhotep Corporation distributed the documentary in 2011. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the company’s President and CEO stated, “We produced the short film 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 our flag. The documentary is a result of that presentation.”
During 2016 Mr. Azikiwe realized melanin deserved special recognition on August 13. “I decided to start referring to August 13 as World Melanin Day. Over three-hundred thousand scholarly articles exist involving melanin. Melanin is worth more than gold. Yet in the media it is as though the chemical does not exist,. Those Scholarly articles amount to melanin being subjected to intense scientific scrutiny.” he said. Expanding further he stated, “Melanin puts the ‘B’ in RBG and the ‘Black’ in Red, Black and Green. All of which amounts reasons to celebrate and wear Red, Black and Green on Friday the 13th of August.”
On May 15, 2020 The Mhotep Corporation announced the release of Mr. Azikiwe’s book “Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold: Is This The Era Of The Blessed Generation.” It details why melanin is worth more than gold. According to Mr. Azikiwe, “Red, Black and Green has entered its second century as the flag of Africans, at home and abroad. Melanin is worth over $395 a gram more than gold. The Afric, official currency of the Sovereign United States of Africa is worth over $2. All of that influences awareness, perception, and power. When we wear Red, Black and Green on Friday the 13th of August we send a message of hope, make a statement of global unity and demonstrate mental emancipation. Is this what Marcus Garvey, Provisional President of Africa referred to by ‘look for me in the whirlwind?’”