In only two years the Red, Black and Green flag will celebrate its 100th year as the colors of all people of African ancestry. Already there are murmurs of concern as to what it means that Black people, African people, Melanin people have a flag uniting them under One God! One Aim! One Destiny! with Africa for the Africans, at home and abroad.
We have been anticipating and expecting this shift in awareness, perception and power for decades. Imagine what happens on August 13. Picture this scene…It’s August 13…and MILLIONS OF PEOPLE are wearing Red, Black and Green. Send a message…make a statement…demonstrate mental emancipation!!! Wear Red, Black and Green on Sunday, August 13, 2018.
That day will begin the 98th year of Red, Black and Green as the colors of ALL Black people everywhere. In recognition of that historical event and all it represents, we issue the RBG Challenge (#RBGChallenge) and call for Black people, at home and abroad to wear Red, Black and Green on August 13.
August 13, 1920 was the date when 20,000 members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association gathered in New York City’s Madison Square Garden at a meeting chaired by none other than the organization’s President-General Marcus Mosiah Garvey. For the previous thirteen days they met to discuss solutions to the challenges they faced as Black people, African people, Melanin people, at home and abroad. August 13th was when the document known as the Declaration of Rights of Negro People of the World was publicly presented for the first time. It is not only the physical embodiment of hope and aspiration for freedom in all its dimensions, but it is also a SECOND Emancipation Proclamation.
In Declaration 39 we read:
That the colors Red, Black and Green be the colors of the Negro race.
Declaration of Rights of Negro Peoples of the World on the cover of the July 31, 1926 edition of the Negro World weekly newspaper.
That means Black People…African People…Melanin People…Colored People…People of Color…Negro People…Afrodescendientes have a flag that unites them and it is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary.
The power of acknowledging the significance of our historical rise mentally, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically is immense. Choosing to consolidate our energy and create a global consciousness raising event by wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 makes our umoja visible. That point in time will be when we deliberately and intentionally utilize the Red, Black and Green as a platform from which we bestow total, complete, and absolute freedom in all its dimensions upon ourselves. At that time our energy spritual, emotional and psychological focus combined into the power to usher in a new era when all the generations of humanity can be called blessed.
We see no better way to demonstrate mental emancipation than wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13.
As part of the process of rising “to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force” August 13 has been designated World Melanin Day. That day consolidates all of our awareness of who we are as people of the first world, where we are now, how we got here and where we are going. At this moment melanin is currently worth over $350 a gram more than gold. The aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor that makes Black people black has over 285,000 scholarly articles referencing it in some way, shape, form or fashion. Interest in melanin is growing every day. Melanin is rising despite melanin denial.
Our ancestors invoked a uniquely high science of mind in placing black at the center of our flag, the Red, Black and Green. When they decided that day in August 1920 Red would signify the blood, Black would indicate the people and Green would symbolize the motherland Africa they bestowed upon us a legacy of monumental proportions. That day they gave us a melanin centered symbol. With interest in melanin comes interest in other truths which only we can decipher. Interest in melanin is expanding on a global scale. That indicates a quantum shift in awareness, perception and power is underway less than two years from the Red, Black and Green’s centennial. Growth in melanin awareness is not just a claimed belief. Presently, a musical group from Kenya, collaborating with a Nigerian musician and Nigerian director have a video on YouTube which has gained over 10 million views in less than six months. This indicates awareness of melanin is not just in the USA but spreading across Africa as well.
This is evidence melanin awareness is rising on a global scale. Growth combined with knowledge of the Red, Black and Green flag as symbol of the total, complete and absolute redemption of Africa completes the work of Marcus Mosiah Garvey and those who stood shoulder to shoulder with him in formulating the Declaration of Rights. The consolidation of our energy comes to its fruition when you and all those people you know join with us in wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13 to send a message of hope, make a statement of global unity and demonstrate mental emancipation.