It started nine months after a marker was placed at the grave of the Honorable Lady Henrietta Vinton Davis. As we prepared to conduct a Sacred Libation Ceremony in honor of the 148 Black women who were lynched in America the thought occurred to me: Melanin is a chemicalChemicals have dollar valueWhat is the dollar … More UPCOMING BOOK: Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold by Nnamdi Azikiwe #MIWMTG
August 13, 2017 2018 2019 2020 begins the 97th 98th 99th 100th year since Red, Black and Green were designated as the colors of all Black people. How does that day connect to melanin and why is August 13th World Melanin Day? From our perspective, it is simple. Melanin puts the B in #RBG and … More Why Is August 13th World Melanin Day?
Below is a transcript from an interview by Journalist Louis Lomax for the television program “The Hate That Hate Produced.” In it Lomax asks Muhammad about his teachings and the doom of the white race. [LL] Although you have said that the white race is doomed and that they are a race of devils. Do … More Louis Lomax Interviews The Honorable Elijah Muhammad
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
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
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
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?
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
My co-worker had just dropped me off. As we pulled up a group of youngins were swingin on each other. At first it seemed like they were playing. I realized they were serious when I got out the car and noticed one of them had a heavy ass vodka bottle in his hand. The one … More Let the Ancestors Speak
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.
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