August 2020 was 100 years since Marcus Garvey and the U.N.I.A. held a plebiscite in New York City. 20,000 people attended the signing of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the world on August 13, 1920. Ice Cube got a lot of attention…a lot of publicity…but also a lot of opposition becasuse…… Continue reading The Contract With Black America (CWBA): Too Much Too Little Too Late
I saw before me then, even as I do now, a new world of black men, not peons, serfs, dogs and slaves, but a nation of sturdy men making their impress upon civilization and causing a new light to dawn upon the human race.
Wear Red, Black and Green on August 13. 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…… Continue reading The Red, Black and Green Flag Story
The following is an excerpt from the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Papers Volume 2 pages 245 & 246. It presents a speech given by James Wormley Jones. Jones addressed his audience on his having the appearance of a “white” man. He denied being who he appears to be to calm the audience. As the…… Continue reading EX-CAPTAIN JONES, U.S.A., SPEAKS
These rights we believe to be justly ours and proper for the protection of the Negro race at large, and because of this belief we, on behalf of the four hundred million Negroes of the world, do pledge herein the sacred blood of the race in defense, and we hereby subscribe our names as a guarantee of the truthfulness and faithfulness hereof in the presence of Almighty God, on the 13th day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.