Marcus Garvey: “With confidence you have won even before you have started.”

The phrase: “If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started” is a quote from Marcus Garvey in his book the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. It is one of the most widely known quotes by him. … More Marcus Garvey: “With confidence you have won even before you have started.”

AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS

I trust that the Negro peoples of the world are now convinced that the work of the Universal Negro Improvement Association is not a visionary one, but very practical, and that it is not so far fetched, but can be realized in a short while if the entire race will only co-operate and work toward the desired end. … More AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS

The Red, Black and Green Flag Story

This post originally appeared on the UNIA website in December of 1998. The RED, BLACK and GREEN Flag was unveiled to the world by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, of the World at it’s first international convention on August 13, 1920. The … More The Red, Black and Green Flag Story

The 96th Year of Red, Black and Green Begins August 13, 2016

The Mhotep Corporation announced today its plans to make this August 13, 2016 the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever. To this end, they encourage everyone to take the RBG Challenge and “Wear Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen!!!” Wearing Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen sends a message, makes a statement and demonstrates … More The 96th Year of Red, Black and Green Begins August 13, 2016

LOOK UP, YOU MIGHTY RACE

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 benefit from … More LOOK UP, YOU MIGHTY RACE

Lesson 22: The Five-Year Plan of the U.N.I.A.

Below is a chapter from Message to the People: The Course in African Philosophy.   In 1934, at the International Convention of the U.N.I.A., held at Edelweiss Park, Cross Roads, St. Andrew, Jamaica, B.W.I., the President-General of the Association presented to the convention in session, the Five-Year Plan scheme, as the most possible and practical … More Lesson 22: The Five-Year Plan of the U.N.I.A.

Why The Name?

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 … More Why The Name?

Rebuild the Temple of Pan Africanism

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 … More Rebuild the Temple of Pan Africanism

THE UNIVERSAL ETHIOPIAN ANTHEM AND HOW IT CAME TO BE WRITTEN

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 previous … More THE UNIVERSAL ETHIOPIAN ANTHEM AND HOW IT CAME TO BE WRITTEN

Man Know Thyself by 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 wills to … More Man Know Thyself by Marcus Garvey