Did The KKK Steal Their Uniforms From Africans?

At Calle Recaredo, 19 in Seville, Spain you will find a building that was built sometime around 1550. It belongs to La Hermandad de los Negritos (English: The Brotherhood of the Blacks) a Catholic brotherhood from Seville, Andalusia, Spain. Founded in 1393 by Cardinal Gonzalo de Mena y Roelas to care for the Blacks of Seville, … More Did The KKK Steal Their Uniforms From Africans?

Every Race Has A Flag But The Coon

“Every Race Has A Flag But The Coon” is the title of one of the very first “coon songs.” It represents contempt for Black people due to their lack of cohesiveness. That shortcoming was emphasized by the absence of a flag symbolically identifying all African people everywhere. We are approaching the 100th anniversary of the Red, Black … More Every Race Has A Flag But The Coon

The Race Problem by FREDERICK DOUGLASS.

The Race Problem. GREAT SPEECH OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE BETHEL LITERARY AND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, IN THE METROPOLITAN A. M. E. CHURCH, Washington, D.C. OCTOBER 21, 1890. Originally sourced from The Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

A History of Black Supremacy: Part 1

Once we completed our post on a history of White Supremacy, it seemed almost natural that a history of Black Supremacy follow. Although titled “A History of Black Supremacy,” clearly what is commonly referred to as “Black Supremacy” represents a fear of “Black Greatness” beyond the perception of melanin challenged people who call themselves “white.” Believe it or not, the phrases … More A History of Black Supremacy: Part 1

On Negro Ascendancy in the West Indies by Cora Montgomery

Transcribed from The daily crescent. ([New Orleans, La.]), 20 Aug. 1850. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. This letter seems to be the first use in print of the phrase “white supremacy” in the Western Hemisphere. Cora Montgomery is the pseudonym of a woman named Jane McManus Storm Cazneau. Cazneau is credited with being the originator … More On Negro Ascendancy in the West Indies by Cora Montgomery

History and the Negro by Marcus Garvey

To read the histories of the world, peoples and races written by white men, would make the Negro feel and believe that he never amounted to anything in the creation. History is written with prejudices, likes and dislikes; and there has never been a white historian who ever wrote with any true love or feeling … More History and the Negro by Marcus Garvey

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

Melanin is now worth $384.50 a gram (Update Melanin is currently worth $396.00 a gram)

UPDATE: Melanin is currently worth $396.00 a gram. That makes melanin worth over $350 a gram more than gold.  Click here for the details. Melanin thieves? Melanin harvesting? Black organs? Click here for the facts. This is the melanin value update for the new year. As of January 5, 2016, just three days after the … More Melanin is now worth $384.50 a gram (Update Melanin is currently worth $396.00 a gram)

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?