The Redemption of Africa by Marcus Garvey

A Great Commission At whatever price the gods demand it, Africa must be redeemed. This is the conscious determination of tens of thousands of her sons and daughters scattered abroad in the Western Hemisphere. It is the indefinable and yet irresistible power under urge of which millions more of her children, unconsciously perhaps, express themselves … More The Redemption of Africa by Marcus Garvey

What 'Back to Africa' Means

An essay by Marcus Garvey from the January 30, 1926 Negro World Weekly Newspaper. Having-traveled for hundreds of years across the deserts and prairies of human prejudice, we have now, arrived at the crossroads of racial destiny. Each and every race today seems to be traveling in its own direction. The great human family has … More What 'Back to Africa' Means

The “Back to Africa” Myth

by S.G.     The identification of Marcus Garvey with the “Back to Africa” slogan is familiar to all who have heard of Mr. Garvey, irrespective of allegiance.  Let me say at the outset that not all of those who have perpetuated this fallacy have done so with malice in their hearts, but of those of … More The “Back to Africa” Myth

How Much Is Melanin Worth In 2020?

Melanin is a chemical. Melanin can be found in animal fur, fish scales, bird feathers, microorganisms, and cephalopod ink among other places. Most people equate melanin with human skin, hair and eyes. Like any chemical melanin has a dollar value. There are at last two methods through which melanin can be extracted from the ink … More How Much Is Melanin Worth In 2020?

Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought

Originally By Herb BoydManaging Editor, TBWT (The Black World Today) and posted there on Monday, 26 January 2004 “We lost the twin towers of African spirituality and intellectual development,” Dr. Leonard Jeffries said of Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango. “Jacob was one of our leading scholars and I was … More Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought

Rosa Parks and Emmett Till are connected by three months and three days.

August 28, 1955 Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Parks took her seat and was determined not to give it up. Those events are three months and three days apart.

RBG100 Begins in Exactly Nine Months

Today, November 7, 2019 marks nine months until the one-hundredth anniversary of the Red, Black and Green. We intend commencing on that date commence a new era giving birth to revival of thought and behavior among “Africans, at home and abroad.” We also emphasize that day as being designated “World Melanin Day.” We chose to … More RBG100 Begins in Exactly Nine Months

REMEMBERING PRINCE From Interview Magazine

Prince was interviewed by Spike Lee for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Look at what he says about emancipation. FREEDOM: Something happens when you get emancipated. You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given. Everything has changed for me since I’ve changed my name. It’s … More REMEMBERING PRINCE From Interview Magazine

Dogon Coded Wisdom: Sigi Tolo, Po Tolo and Emme Ya Tolo

“Culture is coded wisdom.” — Nobel Prize Winner Wangari Maathai When the Washington Interdependence Council unveiled its prototype monument to Benjamin Banneker on February 15th, 2008 that was a significant enough event in and of itself.  Then came the evening’s moderator, Actorvist Clayton Lebouef.  He connected Banneker to the Dogon and their celebration of a … More Dogon Coded Wisdom: Sigi Tolo, Po Tolo and Emme Ya Tolo