Haiti is the only case in recorded history where a formerly enslaved people rose up against their oppressors and militarily defeated them to then form an independent nation in 1804.
While Haiti is the second independent country in the Americas after the United States which became independent in 1776, it is the first free country in the Americas as the US was a slave owning nation. Haiti is the first independent country in Latin America. Haiti is NOT the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti has been the victim of an international conspiracy of the white slave owning nations of the world to malign and impoverish it ever since it fought a successful war which abolished slavery in 1804 and declared Haiti a haven for all enslaved peoples. Since these countries still “rule” the world today, their propaganda against Haiti marches on.
The father of our independence is Jean Jacques Dessalines, not Toussaint L’Ouverture as is commonly taught in most mainstream histories of Haiti. Our military victory against the armies of Spain, England, and France is a source of pride for all Haitians and lovers of justice everywhere. The successful freedom struggle in Haiti has been an inspiration for enslaved Africans all over the Americas as well as all over the world. Haiti helped many countries around the world win their independence These included the countries liberated by Simon Bolivar (Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, parts of present day Peru, Guyana, and Brazil); and Cuba.
Haiti was the first country to name a major thoroughfare of our capital, Port-au-Prince, in honor of the fallen caucasian revolutionary John Brown who had taken up arms against slavery in the United States in the 1850’s.
The Citadelle Laferriere, built in 1820 (1805-1820) by Haitians less than 20 years after they broke the chains of slavery, remains up to today the largest military fort in the Americas.
Despite continued assault by hostile powers claiming to be our friends and greedy multinationals, local organic agriculture remains the backbone of the Haitian economy and the source of what remains of our freedom and independence.
Haiti’s case Against Bill & Hillary Clinton & Their Degenerate Crack Head Martelly
While Bill & Hillary Clinton have been sold to the world as friends of Haiti because they accidentally spent their honeymoon there, the record, as you will see, is completely different.
In 2008 the UN named Bill Clinton UN Special Envoy to Haiti with the job of “mobilizing international support for Haiti’s economic recovery and reconstruction”. In fact his actual job was to camouflage the bloody, cholera plagued US-UN occupation in Haiti (since 2004) and to divert attention away from UN killings and rapes in Haiti.
At this time, his wife Hillary was the Secretary of State of the US and together they collaborated to achieve a common goal of the US, the UN, and the other so called friends of Haiti. They wanted to implement what is known as the Collier Development Plan which is merely another anti-humanity ploy to wrest whatever little sovereignty remains to Haitians by taking productive land away from the peasants to build low “slave” wage factory jobs and tourist resorts. to build low “slave” wage factory jobs and tourist resorts.
When the tragedy of the earthquake hit in January 2010, they used this as a perfect occasion to further their macabre plan. Since the “rulers of the world” push the lie that non-white leaders are irresponsible and corrupt, our “friends” determined that the Haiti earthquake relief money would be too much for Haitians to manage. Once again our dear benefactor and savior Bill Clinton was named the head of this relief fund. Of the $13 Billion that was pledged, we are told that about $6 Billion was actually received. Less than 1% of this amount made it to the Haitian Government. Bill Clinton had total control of the balance.
To cover up Bill’s recovery fund corruption and Hillary’s USAID corruption, they dredged up the degenerate, self-avowed crack head Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly that they forced down our throats as President of Haiti. Hillary actually traveled to Haiti during the election threatening to cut off US aid and to cancel US visas of Haitian officials and their families if Martelly had been eliminated in the first round of the elections. It would only be such a character who would help them with their cover up while lining his own pockets and that of his cronies.
Martelly’s illegitimate administration (2011 to 2016; he got ~ 700,000 votes in a country of 11 million) was plagued with political assassinations, arrests of opponents and detentions without trial; gassing of peaceful demonstrations; widespread and unprecedented corruption. Since July 2018, the Haitian people all over the country are up in arms to remove Martelly’s handpicked successor – Jovenel Moise – who with his cronies continue to plunder and rob Haiti all the while doing the bidding of Haiti’s enemies and their international bosses so as to destroy the country.
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 that he believed that a better day is coming.
NEGRO WORLD: The Negro World newspaper was the world’s most successful international weekly publication with a subscription of over 500,000. It was so successful that the British empire banned the Negro World newspaper. It was single handedly responsible for the education of African people worldwide as it had Black history, Arts, Culture and Women’s pages.
FLAG: Motivated to denounce the song, “Every Race has a Flag but the Coon”, Garvey built an economic empire and established a Declaration of Rights resulting in the creation of a Government so as to secure the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Africans worldwide. Subsequently, the Government of the UNIA ACL was founded. The colors of the Black race are Red, Black, and Green.
UNIVERSAL ANTHEM: After establishing the economic empire, the Government of the UNIA, the Red, Black & Green, the Anthem of the Government of the UNIA was also established.
AFRICAN LEGION: Amongst the auxiliary components of the UNIA were the Universal African Legion, a paramilitary group; the African Black Cross Nurses; African Black Cross Society; the Universal African Motor Corps; the Black Eagle Flying Corps, and the Juvenile Division, which was the youth corps.
RACE PRIDE: Garvey went about the task of converting the disabilities of race into a positive tool of liberation with a thorough aggressiveness. Mr. Garvey built a mass organization (government) that went beyond mere civil-rights agitation protest and based itself upon a definitive, well-thought-out program that would lead to the total emancipation of the race from foreign dominion. As per Mr. Garvey, “The world has made being black a crime, and instead of making it a crime I hope to make it a virtue.” Nor was Garvey’s idea of racial pride a matter of envy towards other races. Rather, he advocated self-discipline as the basis of pride, and was severely critical of complainers.
ADVOCACY OF HARD WORK: Beneath the splendor usually associated with his name, beneath the genius for organizing, beneath the oratorical eloquence for which he was legendary, Mr. Garvey is a notorious advocate of hard work, an advocate of the singleness of purpose and an advocate of self discipline. The leader must strive to master his shortcomings”, he says. “The race must strive for excellence. The greatest men and women in the world burn the midnight lamp.” Garvey states eloquently, “As other people were willing to sacrifice their time and even their lives to christianize our race so we must exercise patience and time to civilize our people.”
ECONOMICS SELF RELIANCE: Buildings Owned in NYC Grocery Store No 1: 47 West 135th Street; Grocery Store No 2: 646 Lenox Avenue (@ 142nd Street); Grocery Store No 3: 552 Lenox Avenue (@ 138th Street); Universal Restaurant No 1: 114 West 138th Street; Universal Restaurant No 2: 75 West 135th Street; Universal Printing House: 2305 7th Avenue @ 135th Street; Universal Mart Industry: 62 West 142nd Street; Black Dolls Factory: 36-38 West 135th Street; Booker T. Washington University & Phyllis Wheatley Hotel: 3-13 West 136th Street; UNIA Head Office: 56 west 135th Street; BSLA Head Office: 54 west 135th Street.
Be It Resolved That the Negro people of the world, through their chosen representatives in convention assembled in Liberty Hall, in the City of New York and United States of America, from August 1 to August 31, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty, protest against the wrongs and injustices they are suffering at the hands of their white brethren, and state what they deem their fair and just rights, as well as the treatment they propose to demand of all men in the future.
That nowhere in the world, with few exceptions, are Black men accorded equal treatment with white men, although in the same situation and circumstances, but, on the contrary, are discriminated against and denied the common rights due to human beings for no other reason than their race and color. We are not willingly accepted as guests in the public hotels and inns of the world for no other reason than our race and color.
In certain parts of the United States of America our race is denied the right of public trial accorded to other races when accused of crime, but are lynched and burned by mobs, and such brutal and inhuman treatment is even practiced upon our women.
That European nations have parceled out among them and taken possession of nearly all of the continent of Africa, and the natives are compelled to surrender their lands to aliens and are treated in most instances like slaves.
In the southern portion of the United States of America, although citizens under the Federal Constitution, and in some States almost equal to the whites in population and are qualified land owners and taxpayers, we are, nevertheless, denied all voice in the making and administration of the laws and are taxed without representation by the State governments, and at the same time compelled to do military service in defense of the country.
On the public conveyances and common carriers in the southern portion of the United States we are Jim-crowed and compelled to accept separate and inferior accommodations and made to pay the same fare charged for first-class accommodations, and our families are often humiliated and insulted by drunken white men who habitually pass through the Jim-crow cars going to the smoking car.
The physicians of our race are denied the right to attend their patients while in the public hospitals of the cities and States where they reside in certain parts of the United States. Our children are forced to attend inferior separate schools for shorter terms than white children and the public school funds are unequally divided between the white and colored schools.
We are discriminated against and denied an equal chance to earn wages for the support of our families, and in many instances are refused admission into labor unions and nearly everywhere are paid smaller wages than white men.
In the Civil Service and departmental offices we are everywhere discriminated against and made to feel that to be a black man in Europe, America and the West Indies is equivalent to being an outcast and a leper among the races of men, no matter what the character attainments of the black men may be.
In the British and other West Indian islands and colonies Negroes are secretly and cunningly discriminated against and denied those fuller rights of government to which white citizens are appointed, nominated and elected.
That our people in those parts are forced to work for lower wages than the average standard of white men and are kept in conditions repugnant to good civilized tastes and customs.
That the many acts of injustices against members of our race before the courts of law in the respective islands and colonies are of such nature as to create disgust and disrespect for the white man’s sense of justice.
Against all such inhuman, unchristian and uncivilized treatment we here and now emphatically protest, and invoke the condemnation of all mankind.
In order to encourage our race all over the world and to stimulate it to overcome the handicaps and difficulties surrounding it, and to push forward to a higher and grander destiny, we demand and insist on the following Declaration of Rights:
1. Be it known to all men that whereas all men are created equal and entitled to the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and because of this we, the duly elected representatives of the Negro peoples of the world, invoking the aid of the just and Almighty God, do declare all men, women and children of our blood throughout the world free denizens, and do claim them as free citizens of Africa, the Motherland of all Negroes
2. That we believe in the supreme authority of our race in all things racial; that all things are created and given to man as a common possession; that there should be an equitable distribution and apportionment of all such things, and in consideration of the fact that as a race we are now deprived of those things that are morally and legally ours, we believed it right that all such things should be acquired and held by whatsoever means possible.
3. That we believe the Negro, like any other race, should be governed by the ethics of civilization, and therefore should not be deprived of any of those rights or privileges common to other human beings.
4. We declare that Negroes, wheresoever they form a community among themselves should be given the right to elect their own representatives to represent them in Legislatures, courts of law, or such institutions as may exercise control over that particular community.
5. We assert that the Negro is entitled to even-handed justice before all courts of law and equity in whatever country he may be found, and when this is denied him on account of his race or color such denial is an insult to the race as a whole and should be resented by the entire body of Negroes.
We declare it unfair and prejudicial to the rights of Negroes in communities where they exist in considerable numbers to be tried by a judge and jury composed entirely of an alien race, but in all such cases members of our race are entitled to representation on the jury.
We believe that any law or practice that tends to deprive any African of his land or the privileges of free citizenship within his country is unjust and immoral, and no native should respect any such law or practice.
We declare taxation without representation unjust and tyrannous, and there should be no obligation on the part of the Negro to obey the levy of a tax by any law-making body from which he is excluded and denied representation on account of his race and color.
We believe that any law especially directed against the Negro to his detriment and singling him out because of his race or color is unfair and immoral, and should not be respected.
We believe all men entitled to common human respect and that our race should in no way tolerate any insults that may be interpreted to mean disrespect to our race or color.
We deprecate the use of the term “nigger” as applied to Negroes, and demand that the word “Negro” be written with a capital “N.”
We believe that the Negro should adopt every means to protect himself against barbarous practices inflicted upon him because of color.
We believe in the freedom of Africa for the Negro people of the world, and by the principle of Europe for the Europeans and Asia for the Asiatics, we also demand Africa for the Africans at home and abroad.
We believe in the inherent right of the Negro to possess himself of Africa and that his possession of same shall not be regarded as an infringement of any claim or purchase made by any race or nation.
We strongly condemn the cupidity of those nations of the world who, by open aggression or secret schemes, have seized the territories and inexhaustible natural wealth of Africa, and we place on record our most solemn determination to reclaim the treasures and possession of the vast continent of our forefathers.
We believe all men should live in peace one with the other, but when races and nations provoke the ire of other races and nations by attempting to infringe upon their rights[,] war becomes inevitable, and the attempt in any way to free one’s self or protect one’s rights or heritage becomes justifiable.
Whereas the lynching, by burning, hanging or any other means, of human beings is a barbarous practice and a shame and disgrace to civilization, we therefore declare any country guilty of such atrocities outside the pale of civilization.
We protest against the atrocious crime of whipping, flogging and overworking of the native tribes of Africa and Negroes everywhere. These are methods that should be abolished and all means should be taken to prevent a continuance of such brutal practices.
We protest against the atrocious practice of shaving the heads of Africans, especially of African women or individuals of Negro blood, when placed in prison as a punishment for crime by an alien race.
We protest against segregated districts, separate public conveyances, industrial discrimination, lynchings and limitations of political privileges of any Negro citizen in any part of the world on account of race, color or creed, and will exert our full influence and power against all such.
We protest against any punishment inflicted upon a Negro with severity, as against lighter punishment inflicted upon another of an alien race for like offense, as an act of prejudice and injustice, and should be resented by the entire race.
We protest against the system of education in any country where Negroes are denied the same privileges and advantages as other races.
We declare it inhuman and unfair to boycott Negroes from industries and labor in any part of the world.
We believe in the doctrine of the freedom of the press, and we therefore emphatically protest against the suppression of Negro newspapers and periodicals in various parts of the world, and call upon Negroes everywhere to employ all available means to prevent such suppression.
We further demand free speech universally for all men.
We hereby protest against the publication of scandalous and inflammatory articles by an alien press tending to create racial strife and the exhibition of picture films showing the Negro as a cannibal.
We believe in the self-determination of all peoples.
We declare for the freedom of religious worship.
With the help of Almighty God we declare ourselves the sworn protectors of the honor and virtue of our women and children, and pledge our lives for their protection and defense everywhere and under all circumstances from wrongs and outrages.
We demand the right of an unlimited and unprejudiced education for ourselves and our posterity forever.
We declare that the teaching in any school by alien teachers to our boys and girls, that the alien race is superior to the Negro race, is an insult to the Negro people of the world.
Where Negroes form a part of the citizenry of any country, and pass the civil service examination of such country, we declare them entitled to the same consideration as other citizens as to appointments in such civil service.
We vigorously protest against the increasingly unfair and unjust treatment accorded Negro travelers on land and sea by the agents and employee of railroad and steamship companies, and insist that for equal fare we receive equal privileges with travelers of other races.
We declare it unjust for any country, state or nation to enact laws tending to hinder and obstruct the free immigration of Negroes on account of their race and color.
That the right of the Negro to travel unmolested throughout the world be not abridged by any person or persons, and all Negroes are called upon to give aid to a fellow Negro when thus molested.
We declare that all Negroes are entitled to the same right to travel over the world as other men.
We hereby demand that the governments of the world recognize our leader and his representatives chosen by the race to look after the welfare of our people under such governments.
We demand complete control of our social institutions without interference by any alien race or races.
That the colors, Red, Black and Green, be the colors of the Negro race.
Resolved That the anthem “Ethiopia, Thou Land of Our Fathers etc.,” shall be the anthem of the Negro race. . . .
We believe that any limited liberty which deprives one of the complete rights and prerogatives of full citizenship is but a modified form of slavery.
We declare it an injustice to our people and a serious Impediment to the health of the race to deny to competent licensed Negro physicians the right to practice in the public hospitals of the communities in which they reside, for no other reason than their race and color.
We call upon the various government[s] of the world to accept and acknowledge Negro representatives who shall be sent to the said governments to represent the general welfare of the Negro peoples of the world.
We deplore and protest against the practice of confining juvenile prisoners in prisons with adults, and we recommend that such youthful prisoners be taught gainful trades under humane supervision.
Be it further resolved, That we as a race of people declare the League of Nations null and void as far as the Negro is concerned, in that it seeks to deprive Negroes of their liberty.
We demand of all men to do unto us as we would do unto them, in the name of justice; and we cheerfully accord to all men all the rights we claim herein for ourselves.
We declare that no Negro shall engage himself in battle for an alien race without first obtaining the consent of the leader of the Negro people of the world, except in a matter of national self-defense.
We protest against the practice of drafting Negroes and sending them to war with alien forces without proper training, and demand in all cases that Negro soldiers be given the same training as the aliens.
We demand that instructions given Negro children in schools include the subject of “Negro History,” to their benefit.
We demand a free and unfettered commercial intercourse with all the Negro people of the world.
We declare for the absolute freedom of the seas for all peoples.
We demand that our duly accredited representatives be given proper recognition in all leagues, conferences, conventions or courts of international arbitration wherever human rights are discussed.
We proclaim the 31st day of August of each year to be an international holiday to be observed by all Negroes.
We want all men to know that we shall maintain and contend for the freedom and equality of every man, woman and child of our race, with our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. 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 this 13th day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.
Marcus Garvey, James D. Brooks, James W. H. Eason, Henrietta Vinton Davis, Lionel Winston Greenidge, Adrion Fitzroy Johnson, Rudolph Ethelbert Brissaac Smith, Charles Augustus Petioni, Thomas H. N. Simon, Richard Hilton Tobitt, George Alexander NcGuire, Peter Edward Baston, Reynold R. Felix, Harry Walters Kirby, Sarah Branch, Marie Barrier Houston, George L. O’Brien, F.O. Ogilvie, Arden A. Bryan, Benjamin Dyett, Marie Duchaterlier, John Phillip Hodge, Theophilus H. Saunders, Wilford H. Smith, Gabriel E. Stewart, Arnold Josiah Ford, Lee Crawford, William McCartney, Adina Clem. James, William Musgrave La Motte, John Sydney de Bourg, Arnold S. Cunning, Vernal J. Williams, Frances Wilcome Ellegor, J. Frederick Selkridge, Innis Abel Horsford, Cyril A. Crichlow, Samuel McIntyre, John Thomas Wilkins, Mary Thurston, John G. Befue, William Ware, J. A. Lewis, O. C. Thurston, Venture R. Hamilton, R.H. Hodge, Edward Alfred Taylor, Ellen Wilson, G.W. Wilson, Richard Edward Riley, Nellie Grant Whiting, G. W. Washington, Maldena Miller, Gertrude Davis, James D. Williams, Emily Christmas Kinch, D. D. Lewis, Nettie Clayton, Partheria Hills, Janie Jenkins, John C. Simons, Alphonso A. Jones, Allen Hobbs, Reynold Fitzgerald Austin, James Benjamin Yearwood, Frank O. Raines, Shedrick Williams, John Edward Ivey, Frederick August Toote, Philip Hemmings, F. F. Smith, E. J. Jones, Joseph Josiah Cranston, Frederick Samuel Ricketts, Dugald Augustus Wade, E. E Nelom, Florida Jenkins, Napoleon J. Francis, Joseph D Gibson, J. P. Jasper, J. W. Montgomery, David Benjamin, J. Gordon, Harry E. Ford, Carrie M. Ashford, Andrew N. Willis, Lucy Sands, Louise Woodson, George D. Creese, W. A. Wallace, Thomas E. Bagley, James Young, Prince Alfred McConney, John E. Hudson, William Ines, Harry R. Watkins, C.L. Halton, J. T. Bailey, Ira Joseph Touissant Wright, T. H. Golden, Abraham Benjamin Thomas, Richard C. Noble, Walter Green, C. S. Bourne, G. F. Bennett, B. D. Levy, Mary E. Johnson, Lionel Antonio Francis, Carl Roper, E. R. Donawa, Philip Van Putten, I. Brathwaite, Jesse W. Luck, Oliver kaye, J. W. Hudspeth, C. B. Lovell, William C. Matthews, A. Williams, Ratford E. M. Jack, H. Vinton Plummer, Randolph Phillips, A. I. Bailey, duly elected representatives of the Negro people of the world.
AFRICA Africa for the Africans… those at home and those abroad!
AFRICA DESTINY Let Africa be our guiding star… Our star of Destiny
AFRICA HAS PRODUCED Africa has produced countless numbers of men and women, in war and in peace, whose lustre and bravery outshine that of any other people. Then why not see good and perfection in ourselves.
AFRICA SUCCESS Our success educationally, industrially, and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
AFRICA TODAY Africa has become the big game of the nation hunters. Today Africa looms as the greatest commercial, industrial and political prize in the world.
ANGLO-SAXON I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American Societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the Race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
ATLANTA If I die in Atlanta my work shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa’s glory. When I am dead wrap the mantle of the Red, Black and Green around me, for in the new life I shall rise with God’s grace and blessing to lead the millions up the heights of triumph with the colors that you all know.
AT NO TIME At no time within the last five-hundred years can one point to a single instance of the Negro as a race of haters.
BACKBONE Said a southern woman after she joined the Garvey movement, “Garvey is giving my people backbones where they had a wishbone. No man had spoken to them like this before. Wherever he went, he stirred something in them so that they could never be the same self-satisfying or happy go-lucky human beings again. The good book says that your just reward shall be in heaven; on that great day, Garvey said: work for it right here and get it here and take it. The spiritual world reward shall surely come.
BACK TO AFRICA I have no desire to take all Black people back to Africa; there are Blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.
BEGGAR RACE A beggar race can never be respected.
BEGGING Stop begging for jobs and create your own. Look around you and whenever you see the need for factories and business, supply it. Stop begging for a chance. Make it yourself. So let us start now to build big businesses, commerce and industry and eventually a nation of our own to protect us wherever we choose to live.
BLACK MAN You can do no less than being first and always a Blackman; then all else will take care of itself.
BLACK SKIN The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
BLUFF The whole world is run on bluff. No race, no nation, no man has any divine right to take advantage of others. Why allow the other fellow to bluff you?
BREAD AND BUTTER A man’s bread and butter is only insured when he works for it.
CALCULUS After we had already unfathomed the mystery of the Stars and reduced the Heavenly Constellations to minute and regular calculus they were still backwoodsmen, living in ignorance and blatant darkness.
CANNOT DEPEND You cannot depend upon another race to free you, that is a basic law of human existence.
CANONIZE The time has come for the Blackman 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 own. We must canonize our own saints, create our own martyrs, and elevate to positions of fame and honor Black men and women who have made their distinct contributions to our racial history.
CHANCE Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.
CHARITY There’s no humanity before that which starts with yourself, “CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.”
CIVILIZATION When our civilization had reached the noon-day of progress, they were still running naked and sleeping in holes and caves with rats, bats, and other insects and animals.
COMMERCE Without commerce and Industry, a people perish economically. The Negro is perishing because he has no economic system.
COMMON Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do. There is nothing in the world common to man, that man cannot do.
CONDITIONS When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will.
CONFIDENCE If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won before you have started. With confidence you have won before you have started.
CRABS Having had the wrong education as a start in his racial career, the Negro has become his own greatest enemy. Most of the trouble I have had in advancing the cause of the race has come from Negroes. Booker Washington aptly described the race in one of his lectures by stating that we were like crabs in a barrel, that none would allow the other to climb over, but on any such attempt all would continue to pull back into the barrel the one crab that would make the effort to climb out. Yet, those of us with vision cannot desert the race, leaving it to suffer and die.
CREATING DUKES I am accused of creating Dukes, Barons and Knights. Who gave the white man a monopoly of creating social orders?
DEATH Death is the end of all life in the individual or the thing; if physical, the crumbling of the body into dust from whence it came. He who lives not uprightly, dies completely in the crumbling of the physical body, but he who lives well, transforms himself from that which is mortal, to immortal.
DEFEATED To be once defeated is to find cause for an everlasting struggle to reach the top.
DISGRACE The Universal Negro Improvement Association teaches to our race self-help and self-reliance, not only in one essential, but in all those things that contribute to human happiness and well being. The disposition of the many depend upon the other races for a kindly and sympathetic consideration of their needs, without making the effort to do for themselves, has been the race’s standings disgrace by which we have been created the strongest prejudice against ourselves..
DISORGANIZATION The greatest weapon used against the Negro is disorganization.
DOES NOT SPEAK The Universal Negro Improvement Association does not speak in the language of theology and religion; not in the language of social reform, but the Universal Negro Improvement Association speaks in the language of building a government; of building political power and all that goes with it.
EARNEST Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
EDUCATION It is by education that we become prepared for our duties and responsibilities in life. If one is badly educate, he must naturally fail in the proper assumption and practice of his duties and responsibilities.
ENDS The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you to eternity.
ENEMIES The enemies are not so much from without as from within the race.
ENEMY To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man.
ETHIOPIA Ethiopia shall once more arise from the ashes of material ruin to the heights of temporal glory.
FALSE LEADERSHIP Any leadership that teaches you to depend on another race is a leadership that will enslave you. Let me say that again. Any leadership that teaches you to depend on another race is a leadership that will enslave you.
FATALIST Some of us seem to accept the fatalist position, the fatalist attitude, that God accorded to us a certain position and condition, and therefore there is no need trying to be otherwise. The moment you accept such an attitude, the moment you accept such an opinion, the moment you harbor such an idea, you hurl an insult at the great God who created you, because you question Him for His love, you question Him for His mercy.
FEAR Fear is a state of nervousness fit for children and not men.
FLAG Show me the race or the nation without a flag and I will show you a race of people without any pride. Aye! In song and mimicry they have said, “Every race has a flag but the coon.” How true! Aye! But that was said of us four years ago. They can’t say it now…
GET ORGANIZED The thing to do is get organized; keep separated and you will get exploited, you will be robbed, you will be killed. Get organized and you will compel the world to respect you.
GOD AND NATURE We are arbiters of our own destiny. God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
GOD HELPS And remember that god helps those who help themselves.
GLORIOUS Glorious shall be the battle when the time comes to fight for our people and our race.
GREATEST MEN The greatest men and women in the world burn the midnight lamp.
GREAT WHITE MAN The great white man has succeeded in subduing the world by forcing the world to think his way… The white man’s propaganda has made him the master of the world, and all of those who have come in contact with it and accepted it have become his slaves.
HEAR Hear all but attend only to that which concerns you, your allegiance shall be to your Race, then to your family and your Country.
HISTORY History teaches us no race, no people, no nation has ever been freed through cowardice, through cringing, through bowing and scraping, but all that has been achieved to the glory of mankind, to the glory and honor of races and nations was through the manly determination and effort of those who lead and those who led.
INDEBTED The world today is indebted to us for the benefits of civilization. They stole our Arts and Sciences from Africa. Then why should we be ashamed of ourselves? Their modern improvements are but duplicates of a grander civilization that we reflected thousands of years ago; without the advantage of what is buried and still hidden, to be resurrected and reintroduced by the intelligence of our generation and our posterity.
INDUSTRIAL Every student of political science, every student of political economy, every student of economics knows that the race can only be saved through a solid industrial foundation; that the race can only be saved through political independence. Take away industry from a race, take away political freedom from a race and you have a slave race. After a people have established successfully a firm industrial foundation, they naturally turn to politics and society, but not first to society and politics, because the two latter cannot exist without the former.
INOCULATE Let no one inoculate you with evil doctrines to suit their conveniences.
INSPIRE We must inspire a literature and promulgate a doctrine of our own without any apologies to the powers that be. The right is the Blackman’s and Africa’s.
INTELLIGENCE Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.
INTELLIGENCE ACTIVE There’s no height to which we cannot climb by using the active intelligence of our own mind.
JOBS God does not give people positions or jobs or good conditions such as they desire; they must do that for themselves. God does not build cities nor towns nor nations, nor homes, nor factories; men and people do that and all those who want must work for themselves and pray to God to give them strength to do it.
KINKS We have outgrown slavery but our minds are still enslaved to the thinking of the master race. Now take these kinks out of your mind instead out of your hair. You are capable of all that is common to men and women of other races.
KLANSMAN You may call me a klansman if you will but, potentially every white man is a klansman as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.
LIVE FOR Men, there is much to live for, and there is much to die for. The man, the race of nation that is not prepared to risk life itself for the possession of an ideal, shall lose that ideal. If you, I repeat, must be free, you yourselves must strike the blow.
LOOK FOR ME Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God’s grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of Black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life.
LOOK TO AFRICA Look to Africa, when a Black king shall be crowned for the day of deliverance is at hand.
MINDS We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.
NATION BUILDING We are not engaged in domestic politics, in church building or in social uplift work, but we are engaged in nation building.
NATIONHOOD Nationhood is the only means by which modern civilization can completely protect itself. Independence of nationality, independence of government, is the means of protecting not only the individual, but the group. Nationhood is the highest ideal of all peoples.
NATION OWN No Race is free until it has a strong nation of its own – its own system of government and its own order of society. Never give up this idea, let no one persuade you against it. It is the only protection of your generation and your race. Hold on to the idea, of an independent government and nation so long as other men have them. Never be satisfied to always live under the government of other people because you shall ever be at their mercy.
NEGRO PRODUCERS Negro producers, Negro distributors, Negro consumers! The works of Negroes can be self contained. We desire earnestly to deal with the rest of the world, but if the rest of the world desire not, we seek not.
NO BOUNDARIES I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
NO STRENGTH There is no strength but that which is destructive, because man has lost his virtues, and only respects force, which he himself cannot counteract.
NO TIME I am not opposed to the white race as charged by my enemies. I have no time to hate any one. All my time is devoted to the up-building and development of the Negro Race.
ONE GOD Black men the world over must practice one faith, that of confidence in themselves, with: One God, One Aim, One Destiny. Let no religious scruples, no political machination divide us.
OPPORTUNITY Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself.
OUR UNION Our UNION MUST KNOW NO CLIME, BOUNDARY, or NATIONALITY…
OWN DESTINY I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if here is anything you want in this world, it is for you to strike out with confidence and faith in self and reach for it.
PEN The pen is mightier than the sword, but the tongue is mightier than them both put together.
PERFECT CREATION Men and women, God made us as his perfect creation. He made no mistakes when he made us Black with kinky hair. It is divine purpose for us to live in natural habitat – the tropical zones of the earth. Forget the white man’s banter that he made us in the night and forgot to paint us white. That we were brought here against our will is just the natural process of the strong enslaving the weak.
PLAGIARISTS The Race needs workers at this time, not plagiarists, copyists, and mere imitators; but men and women who are capable to create, originate, and improve, and thus make an independent racial contribution to the world and civilization.
PLANTED BANNER Go on! Climb ye the heights of liberty and cease not in well doing until you have planted the banner of the red, Black and the Green on the hilltops of Africa.
POWER The only protection against injustice in man is Power: Physical, Financial, and Scientific.
PRAY I pray God that we shall never use our physical prowess to oppress the human race, but we will use our strength, physically, morally and otherwise to preserve humanity and civilization.
PROGRESS Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.
PROHIBITION Prohibition is to abstain from intoxicating liquor, as it makes us morbid and sometimes drunk. But we get drunk every day, nevertheless, not so much by the strength of what we sip from the cup, but that which we eat, the water we drink, and the air we inhale, which at fermentation conspire at eventide to make us so drunk and tired that we lose control of ourselves and fall asleep.
RACE FIRST In a world of wolves one should go armed, and one of the most powerful defensive weapons within the reach of Negroes is the practice of Race First in all parts of the world.
RACE INDEPENDENCE Oppositions to Race Independence is the weapon of the enemy to defeat the hopes of an unfortunate people.
RACE SOLUTION There shall be no solution to this Race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
READING MAN A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.
REALIZED If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less inclined to disrespect ourselves.
REAL MAN Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear. A strong man is strong everywhere.
SCIENCE AND NATIONALISM Being at present the scientifically weaker Race, you shall treat others only as they treat you, but In your homes and everywhere possible you must teach the higher development of science to your children; and be sure to develop a RACE of SCIENTISTS par excellence, for in Science and NATIONALISM lie our only hope to withstand the evil designs of modern materialism. Never forget your Cause. REMEMBER! We live, work and plan for the establishment of a great and binding RACIAL HIERARCHY; the founding of a
RACIAL EMPIRE whose only natural, spiritual and political limits shall be: LIBERTY FOR AFRICANS, AT HOME AND ABROAD.
SILLY IDEA We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.
SKIN BLEACHING He appealed to all Negro newspaper publishers and owners. Stop carrying skin bleaching and hair straightening advertisements as they tended to make people feel to be somebody they must try to look like white people to succeed. These business men became angry with him. They were well paid for the pictorial advertisements. Subscriptions cannot pay for newspapers. They had no intention on running a newspaper on sentiment. As the thought and quote stated, “Negro be yourself” gained more adherence, the tone of advertisements had changed. Any part of Black life that subjugated true life, he attacked it.
SUCCESS There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.
SUN Let us hold together under all climates and in every country; making among ourselves a RACIAL EMPIRE upon which, “The Sun shall never set.”
TAKE DOWN PICTURES Take down the pictures of white women from your walls and elevate your own women into that place of honor. They are for the most part the burden bearers of the race. And mothers, give your children dolls that look like them to play with. And they will learn and care for their own children and not neglect them. Men and women,
THYSELF First to thyself be true and thou canst not then be false to any man.
TIGER You may have caged the Tiger but my cubs are running free.
TRAITOR The traitor of other races is generally confined to the mediocre or irresponsible individual, but, unfortunately, the traitors among the Negro Race are generally to be found among the men with the highest place in education and society, the fellows we call themselves leaders.
TREE WITHOUT ROOTS A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without its roots.
UNWORTHY So many of us find excuses to get out of the Negro Race, because we are led to believe that the race is unworthy that it has not accomplished anything. Cowards that we are! It is we who are unworthy, because we are not contributing to the uplift and upbuiding of this noble race.
UP Up you mighty Race, accomplish what you will.
WEAK NATION Point me to a weak nation and I will show you a people oppressed, abused, taken advantage of by others. Show me a weak race and I will show you a people reduced to serfdom, peonage, and slavery. Show me a well organized nation, and I will show you a people and a nation respected by the world.
WELCOME We welcome the opposition of the world, because we are determined to see the battle through. Africa’s battle-cry is not yet heard.
WILL HAVE TO The Negro will have to build his own industry, art, sciences, literature, and culture before the world will stop to consider him.
On August 19, 2016, the 10th successor to Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey was elected President General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. His name is Michael R. Duncan. As such, it is with great pleasure and pride that we (re)introduce the President General, Hon. Michael R. Duncan.
After immigrating to the U.S. from the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica in 1978, Michael Duncan settled in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 17, he picked up the holy book – Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. Initially Michael Duncan thought he was a Jamaican, but after reading the book, he realized that he was an African born in Jamaica. Afterwards, he attended Baruch College of the City University of New York, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. By the 1990’s, he and his family moved to Southeast Queens. Soon after he revitalized the Rosedale Soccer Club. As Michael Duncan wanted to make a difference, he got involved to help the youth build character through sports especially a team sport such as soccer. Being certain that if we act as a team, then we can better our neighborhoods, respect each other, and improve our lot in life, all of which he learned from the teachings of Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
President General is happily married to his wife Sophia, and they have four children. For the last twenty years, he has volunteered in the Public School [PS] system having been elected Parent Teacher Association president at PS 195, Junior High School [JHS] 231, and Springfield Gardens High School [HS]. PG is a strong advocate of After School Programs so that mathematics, science, and the arts can be supplemented in our schools so as to reclaim our stolen legacy. Keep in mind that Africans were the world’s first mathematicians, architects, accountants, brick masons, empire builders, physicians, and artists, to name a few. PG also organized community awareness against suspension centers at JHS 231 and Springfield HS.
In addition to the many hats that President General Michael R. Duncan wears – husband, father, business owner community leader and soccer club president, he is also the host of the COMMUNITY FOCUS radio show on 93.5 FM NY IRIEJAM RADIO from 8 PM to 9 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays. In summary, this is where community meets radio. PG uses this media as a platform to organize our community, to address the conditions that affect us whether it be policing, education, lack of wealth creation, housing, mass incarceration or politics to name a few, and to rebuild the UNIA. In effect the COMMUNITY FOCUS radio show is the UNIA radio.
The financing of the COMMUNITY FOCUS radio show is from the largesse of the Jamaica Breeze Restaurant that PG and his family own. It is the only Caribbean and Soul Food buffet restaurant in Queens and the Rockaways. Though this is an entrepreneurism, due to the fact that it embraces the philosophy of [economic] self reliance, the Jamaica Breeze has become a mainstay in the community. It has created more than twenty jobs in the community thus buoying the local economy. Moreover, Jamaica Breeze gives a monthly portion of its intake to worthy causes affecting our people.
President General led the fight against the construction of the “Hot Sheets” motel that developers from outside of the community tried to build across the street from Springfield Gardens HS. When the elected officials thought they could discourage and intimidate the community, it was PG who galvanized the senior citizens to stand strong and remain faithful to the community. In the end, the community won, and the motel was not built.
And finally, as Jamaica Breeze became an important part of the local economy, while shopping for its dry goods, fish, meats, produce and vegetables, PG asked himself, “what would Mr. Garvey do” given that the suppliers and distributors were exclusively not from our community though we are the ones propping up their enterprise. The solution was a facsimile to the Black Star Line Steamship Corporation and the Negro Factories corporation that Hon Marcus Garvey established in 1919 and 1920, whereupon the stock price of each share was $5 even though our people were only making between 25¢ and 40¢ per day. How our people were able to save up $5 even though the maximum they were earning was $2 per week is a testament to sacrifice and purpose. All of this is as a result of one man’s belief in his people.
Using the same blackprint, the $5 share price in 1919 adjusted for a 5% cost of living adjustment is $600 today. Thus, we created the Federation of African, Caribbean, and American [FACA] Restaurant Owners Corp with a $600 share price.