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, 2017.
That day will begin the 97th 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.
It was August 13, 1920 when 20,000 members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association gathered in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. That was the thirteenth day of their first month long international convention. They came to publicly present the Declaration of Rights of Negro People of the World. The document is not only the physical embodiment of hope and aspiration for freedom in all its dimensions, but also can be considered a SECOND Emancipation Proclamation.
Declaration 39 reads:
That the colors Red, Black and Green be the colors of the Negro race.
That means Black People…African People…Colored People…Negro People…Afrodescendientes have a flag that unites them and it is almost 100 years old.
Through recognizing the significance of that historical event we deliberately intend to use it as a platform from which we will have total, complete, absolute freedom in all its dimensions.
In so doing we engage in the process to usher in the 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.
We also have designated August 13 World Melanin Day. That day consolidates all of our awareness of who we are as people of the first world, where we are and how we got here. 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 270,000 scholarly articles referencing it. Interest in melanin is growing every day.
Our ancestors invoked a uniquely high science of the 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. The documented growth of interest in melanin is growing on a global scale. That indicates a quantum shift in awareness, perception and power.