Let us excite and expand human awareness with a U.N.I.A. revived with 12 million card carrying members by August 1, 2020. The 12 million provides the organization with $408 million in dues. Consolidating our energy prepares us for the 100th anniversary of the First International Convention of the U.N.I.A. in August 2020. Calling the gathering “The Melanin Convergence” sets the tone for everything happening during August 2020. Out of the events we produce “The Ubuntu Declaration.” August 13th as #RBG100 and World Melanin Day positions us to we flood the internet and social media with well-being through the #RBG100, #AR2020 and #WMD2020 hashtags.
Our modern systems of Government have partly failed and are wholly failing.
“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.”
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…… Continue reading AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS (By W.E.B. Dubois in the Crisis Magazine)
George GM James photo from immigration record “Notice of Intention.” A new photo Dr. George Granville Monah James author of Stolen Legacy has just come to our awareness. The photo comes from Dr. James’ immigration file. It was attached to the “Declaration of Intention” form James submitted in December 1937.
Photo of Dr. George GM James In Stolen Legacy, the classic book by Dr. George Granville Monah James, are numerous descriptions of “African Redemption” as being the key ingredient for leading to a reclaiming of our stolen legacy. A free download of Stolen Legacy is available at this link. By using the phrase “African Redemption”…… Continue reading African Redemption Reclaims Our Stolen Legacy
The forces of their deliverance are working with subtlety that press into service the very emotions of prejudice, hate and selfishness; and in a wonderful way are harnessing them to the worthy motives of sympathy and justice. Thus the Negro of his own vastly improved resources yoked to the unwonted aid of his foes, sees before his eyes the world awakened, to the fact of his approaching deliverance from bondage.
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…… Continue reading 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…… Continue reading The “Back to Africa” Myth
Title of the upcoming 3D animated film “The Granary of Pure Earth” detailing the Dogon story of creation “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…… Continue reading Dogon Coded Wisdom: Sigi Tolo, Po Tolo and Emme Ya Tolo