Marcus Garvey

Jamaican-born Black Nationalist and Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey (pictured) and his fraternal organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League(UNIA-ACL), became a powerful force in the 1920s, after Garvey held the group’s first convention in Harlem’s Liberty Hall on this day in 1920. For the entire month of August, Garvey and the UNIA held […]

The White House recently rejected a bid to posthumously pardon Marcus Garvey. The campaign, led by a Jamaican lawyer in Florida, would overturn Garvey’s 1920s mail fraud conviction that imprisoned the Black leader for almost three years before he was released and deported to Jamaica. Garvey, who led the greatest mass movement of Blacks in […]

Sometimes if you love your country, you have to let it go, especially if that country is oppressing your people. Not all Black Americans have had the everlasting faith in America that President Barack Obama has. Several Black figures have either denounced or just plain left America. 10. W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois contributed greatly […]

There is a petition on Change.Org to send to President Obama to encourage him to clear the name of  Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican activist who started the “Back To Africa” movement in the 1920s in Harlem. President Calvin Coolidge granted Marcus Mosiah Garvey a pardon on November 18, 1927. However, he was deported to Jamaica […]

Every idiot likes to speculate on what the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. would be thinking or doing if he were alive today so I figured, why should I be any different? So here’s what I think: Dr. King would be married to a white woman and living in Africa if he were alive […]