UNIA / ACL

The Official Website of The Universal Negro Improvement Association

& African Communities League

About Us
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.  
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. 
Africa for the Africans… at home and abroad!

– Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Race First is Our Priority

In New York, the UNIA interest-owned BLACK FOOD MARKET – FACA ♦ROC – located at 132-05 Merrick Blvd (inside Belknap Street) is open 7 days per week providing all the dry goods, fish, meats, produce and vegetables. In Liberia, the UNIA owned LIBERTY FARM on 50 acres in Grand Bassa County produces cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, plantains, tomatoes, etc.. The Marcus Garvey Academy in Grand Bassa County registered its first 7 students.  The UNIA operated Rosedale Soccer Club in Queens, NY is for youths aged 5 to 14.

For media and information, the UNIA conducts the COMMUNITY FOCUS Radio Show on WVIP 93.5 FM in New York every Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM to 9 PM.

Our History

Established 1914

Mr. Garvey built a mass organization that went beyond mere civil-rights agitation and protest and based itself upon a definitive, well thought out program that would lead to the total emancipation of the Black Race with foreign dominion.

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Our Mission

The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA♦ACL) is a social, friendly humanitarian, charitable, educational, institutional, constructive, and expansive society founded by Marcus Garvey on Monday, July 20, 1914 in Kingston, Jamaica so as to work for the general uplift of Africans worldwide.

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Our Constitution

Let justice be done to all mankind, realizing that if the strong oppresses the weak, confusion and discontent will ever amrk the path of man, but with love, faith and charity towards all, the reign of peace and plenty will be heralded into the world and the generations of men shall be call Blessed.

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Welcome Guests!

The UNIA♦ACL is a social, friendly, humanitarian, charitable, educational, institutional, constructive and expansive society organized for the general uplift of Black people of the world

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Recent News

Ayiti Orientation

Ayiti Orientation

Haiti is the only case in recorded history where a formerly enslaved people rose up against their oppressors andmilitarily defeated them to then form an independent nation in 1804. While Haiti is the second independent country in the Americas after the United States...

Top 10 Things About Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Top 10 Things About Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

ORGANIZER: Marcus Garvey was the World's Greatest Organizer as he was able to organize more than 12 million Africans worldwide.HISTORY: Mr. Garvey used history to inspire and educate, and not to dwell in it.A BETTER DAY: Mr. Garvey sold the Black Man to himself so...

From Our Members

What do our members have to say?  We are a proud group who vow to uphold the mission and constitution of the U.N.I.A./A.C.L.

“I cannot thank the President General enough for allowing me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Jafari Small

“If it were not for the UNIA, I would be so frustrated and militant in responding to the white police brutality attacking our people. But because of the President General, I now know that the solutrion is a self reliant independent economics system based on Race First “

Carlington Bryce

“When I need to food shop, I go to the ROC first and whatever I cannot find at the ROC, then I go to other super markets.”

Karrie Hylton

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