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Wear Red, Black, and Green on August 13.

logo of the UNIA wear red black and green on Friday the 13th of august
Logo of the Universal Negro Improvement Association

Wear Red, Black and Green on August 13

The Mhotep Corporation encourages celebration of the 102nd year of #RBG on August 13, 2022. Date begins 102nd year of Red, Black and Green as the symbol of people of African ancestry worldwide (#RBG102). August 13 is also designated World Melanin Day. Melanin puts the “B” in RBG and the “Black” in Red, Black, and Green.

Wear Red, Black, and Green August 13.
August 13, 2022 begins the 102nd year of Red, Black and Green as the colors of all African people. This was designated in the August 13, 1920 Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World.

Today the Mhotep Corporation announced continued efforts 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 (#RBG102), symbolizes the origin of the entire human race on the continent of Africa. 102 years of #RBG is a significant milestone. Wearing Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen sends a message of hope, makes a statement of global unity, and demonstrates mental emancipation.

the African flag is Red, Black and Green
Wear Red, Black, and Green August 13.
The African Flag. The colors Red, Black and Green have symbolically represented Africans at home and abroad worldwide for over 100 years.

The colors of Black people worldwide

August 13, 2022 is World Melanin Day and begins 102 years since designation of Red, Black, and Green as the colors of Black people worldwide. 2022 also marks 122 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.

Marcus Garvey in Convention

It was August 13, 1920, in the second Madison Square Garden, when members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (U.N.I.A.-A.C.L.) led by first President General Marcus Mosiah 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, 1920 was the thirteenth day of the first U.N.I.A. annual international convention. U.N.I.A. members spent the previous twelve days meeting three and four times a day parading, singing, testifying, praying, and speech making.

Wear Red, Black, and Green August 13.
Article IX of the Universal Negro Improvement Association constitution defines all people of Negro blood and African descent as ordinary Active members pay monthly dues for the upkeep of the organization.

Some people call the RBG “the Garvey flag” or “U.N.I.A. flag.” Others use the “P-word” slander “Pan-African” which no one used while Marcus Garvey was alive, so it takes no courage to refer to it as such after he has passed on. Article IX of the U.N.I.A. Constitution defines “all persons of Negro blood and African descent” as ordinary members. The constitution shows people referring to Red, Black, and Green in any other terms are either unaware of this aspect of the RBG or “have been misled, been had, been took.” Otherwise they are deliberately and intentionally working to conceal it. That article of the U.N.I.A. 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,

Wear Red, Black, and Green August 13.
Symbolic meaning of Red, Black and Green from the Universal Black Man Catechism:
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.”

Suggested activities for the day include:

  • holding RBG 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.”
This Flag of Mine: Towards `100 Years of Red, Black, and Green

The Mhotep Corporation

The Mhotep Corporation distributed the documentary “This Flag of Mine: Towards 100 Years of Red, Black and Green” 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 four-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 is worth more than gold. It puts the ‘B’ in RBG and the ‘Black’ in Red, Black and Green. That is more than enough reason to celebrate and wear Red, Black and Green on August 13.”

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 and what happened after that observation was made. 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 $441 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. We see this influence when the RBG is included in the celebration of Juneteenth any explanation of the flag’s origin. 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.”

Wear Red, Black  and Green on August 13
Wear Red, Black and Green on August 13.

By Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.

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