What 'Back to Africa' Means

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

The “Back to Africa” Myth

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

The Value of One Afro (Official Currency of the United States of Africa or the African Union)

Take one of each African currency. Put them in a basket. How much are they worth compared to the dollar? This post demonstrates how to reboot the global economy to an equilibrium based on supply and demand. The answer to the question above is simple and something I’ve known since 1997. During a Saturday course … More The Value of One Afro (Official Currency of the United States of Africa or the African Union)

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 Universal Negro Improvement Association?

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 Universal Negro Improvement Association?