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

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?

The Black Star Line was incorporated 96 years ago today

Today June 27, 2015 marks 96 years since the incorporation of the Black Star Line by Marcus Garvey and members of the UNIA. The Black Star Line was incorporated in Delaware on June 27, 1919. The initial authorized capital of the Black Star Line was $500,000. The initial shares were only 100,000 selling for $5 … More The Black Star Line was incorporated 96 years ago today

Marcus Garvey Special: A PBS Mockumentary

Marcus Garvey Special A PBS Mockumentary By Mwariama D. KAMAU Editor’s Note: On Feb. 12, 2001 PBS aired the documentary Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind. Since then there has been much discussion about errors and contradictions in the production. And it affirms once again that we must always critically evaluate all information … More Marcus Garvey Special: A PBS Mockumentary

Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

Though widely associated with Bob Marley and his incredibly popular “Redemption Song” lyric, the phrase “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery” is a paraphrase from a speech by Marcus Garvey. In his comments during a speech entitled “The Work That Has Been Done” in November 1937 he said: “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, … More Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

African Fundamentalism

A Racial Hierarchy and Empire for Africans African’s Faith Must Be Confidence in Self His Creed: One God, One Aim, One Destiny The time has come for the African to forget and cast behind him his hero worship and adoration of other races, and to start out immediately, to create and emulate heroes of his … More African Fundamentalism