Before someone can devalue another’s humanity they first must have contempt for their own.
Charles Seifert is the person to whom credit for the “tree without roots” quote rightfully belongs. In “The Negro or Ethiopian’s Contribution to Art” he wrote:
A race without knowledge of its history is like a tree without roots.
The Negro who has had the benefit of an education of forty, thirty, and twenty years ago, is the greatest fraud and stumbling block to the real progress of the race. He was educated with the wrong psychology and perspective.
August 17, 1987 was the centenary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. To honor the milestone, the Jamaica Journal devoted their entire August issue to articles on Garvey. The thirteen articles included:
The Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World was signed on August 13, 1920. The event was convened by the of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. It was chaired by UNIA President General Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World was…… Continue reading This flag of mine by Amy Jacques Garvey
Flyer for #RBG101 the 101st year of Red, Black and Green. #RBG101 Wear RED, BLACK AND GREEN on FRIDAY THE 13TH OF AUGUST 2021 August 13th, 2020 is #RBG101. That day begins 101 years of Red, Black and Green as the colors of ALL African people worldwide. Celebrate our symbol of pride, dignity, nobility and…… Continue reading Flyer for #RBG101: The 101st year of Red, Black and Green
https://youtu.be/TSOXlQQLoBs The Red, Black and Green flag symbolizes the Sovereign United States of Africa. The concept of the United States of Africa was envisioned by Marcus Garvey in a poem entitled “Hail! United States of Africa.” The Red, Black and Green has been the flag of Africans, at home and abroad, for over 100 years…… Continue reading Red, Black, and Green by Roy Ayers
We put it on a t-shirt reading “Melanin Is Worth Over $395 A Gram More Than Gold.”
The quote below is from the documentary A Great And Mighty Walk on the life of legendary scholar and teacher Dr. John Henrik Clarke. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of…… Continue reading John Henrik Clarke’s History is a Clock