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?
A customer who bought the Kindle edition of “Emancipated From Mental Slavery: Selected Sayings of Marcus Garvey” left the 5 star review below. Many Great points and ideals for our people to really understand and consider. Self reliance, self edification, and self serving. We are a people who above all need to begin to build … More “We need to stop asking others if we can be great.”
At Liberty Hall, New York, 1 August, 1920 The Honorable Marcus Garvey delivered the opening address as follows: Fellow Members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Delegates to the Convention, Friends and Fellow Negroes: At this hour it is my honor to inform you that the Universal Negro Improvement Association of the World declares its … More Opening of UNIA Convention: PRESIDENT-GENERAL WELCOMES DELEGATES
Our modern systems of Government have partly failed and are wholly failing. … More Governing The Ideal State by Marcus Garvey
“Characterizations of Ebonics as “slang,” “mutant,” ” lazy,” “defective,” “ungrammatical,” or “broken English” are incorrect and demeaning.” “What is important from a linguistic and educational point of view is not whether AAVE is called a “language” or a “dialect” but rather that its systematicity be recognized.” … More Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Resolution on the Oakland “Ebonics” Issue
This animated RBG flag was used in the documentary “This Flag of Mine: Towards 100 Years of Red Black and Green.” The red black and green was presented to the world as the flag of all African people on August 13, 1920 by the UNIA during its annual convention in New York City’s Madison Square … More Red Black and Green flag animation for documentary “This Flag of Mine.”
This video shows the location of the grave for George Alexander Hackett in Laurel Cemetery of Baltimore now located in Johnsville, Maryland. Captain George A. Hackett was a freemason, arabber and Stepfather of Henrietta Vinton Davis. I located the cemetery seeking his grave. A path will take one straight west to the back of the … More The grave of George Alexander Hackett in Laurel Cemetery of Baltimore
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Timelapse video of the Empire State Building turning RBG for MLK. August 13, 2020 will begin the 100th year of Red, Black and Green as the flag of Africans at home and abroad.
It seems WEB Dubois was maligned by the New York Times in 1921. The paper claimed he believed Africans abroad could not live in the climate of Africa. He refuted that claim in an article in the Crisis Magazine. The odd thing about it? Dubois uses it as an excuse to attack Marcus Garvey. He … More AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS (By W.E.B. Dubois in the Crisis Magazine)