One of the most widely quoted phrases by Marcus Garvey is the title of this post. Even United States President Barack Obama uses a paraphrased quote in his book Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. Though Obama may not necessarily be a fan of the concepts presented here he could possibly…… Continue reading LOOK UP, YOU MIGHTY RACE
First President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League Marcus Mosiah Garvey The following is a transcript of remarks made in 2004 by Charles B. Rangel before the United States House of Representatives in support of the exoneration of Marcus Garvey. HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF…… Continue reading MAKING THE CASE FOR THE EXONERATION OF MARCUS GARVEY
August 13, 2015 marks 95 years of Red, Black and Green. We have been encouraging everyone to send a message, make a statement and demonstrate mental emancipation by wearing Red, Black and Green on that day. Then we had an insight. Why should we wait until August Thirteen? It came to us in a flash.…… Continue reading Should the White House Be Lit Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen?
Why the name Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League? Since, “All people of African ancestry are regarded as ordinary members” of the UNIA-ACL it is a valid question for our people to ask. Unfortunately, the active (dues paying) members are the only ones who can actually do something to change the name of…… Continue reading Why The Name Universal Negro Improvement Association?
Marcus Garvey declared, “we are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; soverign.” in November 1937 during his speech “The Work That Has Been Done” given at Menelik Hall in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Bob Marley immortalized…… Continue reading Emancipate yourself from mental slavery
Cover for the book Emancipated from Mental Slavery. (paid link) “Look for me in the whirlwind” is a quote from a message by Marcus Garvey. PBS used it as the title to a documentary it produced on him as well. Has the whirlwind Garvey referred to begun? Melanin is worth more than gold, the Red,…… Continue reading Look for me in the whirlwind: Factual inaccuracies and slanderous statements
Historic UNIA headquarters making comeback from near disaster Michael J. Rochon Tribune Staff Garveyism — (n) The philosophical system founded by Marcus Garvey stating that people of African descent can only establish true freedom by relying on self, not on others. In the 1920’s, at the height of it’s prominence, the Universal Negro Improvement Association…… Continue reading Rebuild the Temple of African Redemption
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDvJGw58V_M By W.A.S. Each time I attend at Liberty Hall I come away with the music of the Universal Ethiopian Anthem Ringing in my ears. The melody is a stirring one possessing the power and the grip of La Marseillaise. The last time I heard it rendered it roused me even more than on the… Continue reading THE UNIVERSAL ETHIOPIAN ANTHEM AND HOW IT CAME TO BE WRITTEN
Marcus Garvey For man to know himself is for him to feel that for him there is no human master. For him Nature is his servant, and whatsoever he wills in Nature, that shall be his reward. If he wills to be a pigmy a serf or a slave, that shall he be. If he…… Continue reading Man Know Thyself by Marcus Garvey