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AFRICANGLOBE - The imposing statue of Marcus Garvey in Lawrence Park, St Ann's Bay, Jamaica has a powerful story behind its unveiling that, at the time, demonstrated a determined alliance with the African freedom fighters' movement thousands of miles away. It is a moving story, and one that should be told over and over again, not only in Jamaica, but across the continent of Africa,
AFRICANGLOBE - Denise Isis Miller has never shied away from being a cultural contrarian. It is in her blood. Raised in a home where the philosophies of Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X were expounded in almost biblical fashion, she was labelled as different. She is a Rastafarian who looks towards Ethiopia for spiritual nourishment. But soon, that changed.
AFRICANGLOBE - Hubert H. Harrison (1883-1927) is one of the truly important figures of 20th-century history. A brilliant writer, orator, educator, critic and political activist, he was described by the historian Joel A. Rogers, in World's Great Men of Color as “the foremost Afro-American intellect of his time.” This extraordinary praise came amid chapters on Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, William Monroe Trotter and Marcus Garvey.
AFRICANGLOBE - On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X, a Black nationalist and religious leader, was assassinated by rival Black Muslims acting as agents of the state, while he was addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.
AFRICANGLOBE - Finally, while we dare not try to dictate to African heads of state what they should or should not do, we want them to know that we would like to work with Africans on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - The current upsurge of Pan-Africanism sentiment were, to varying extents, ignited from Garvey’s ideological engine. Now that Africa is on the crest of another awakening, with Black pride, resource nationalism and economic growth turning the tide in the erstwhile “backyard of civilisation”, the philosopher’s influence is looming pertinent once again.
AFRICANGLOBE - The community organizing efforts to save the Marcus Garvey Building, which is registered as a National Historic Landmark is about to launch its National Campaign to Save Marcus Garvey (U.N.I.A) Liberty Hall Building
AFRICANGLOBE - Struggling with a chronically stagnant economy and one of the highest crime rates in the world, Jamaica is turning for help to a Black nationalist leader who died more than 70 years ago. Marcus Garvey, who inspired millions of followers worldwide with messages of Black pride and self-reliance, is being resurrected in a new mandatory civics program in schools across Jamaica.
The uplifting, inspiring, empowering music of Bob Marley is to reggae what the rousing, revolutionary music of Public Enemy is to the pop tunes...
AFRICANGLOBE - Have you ever been asked, “Of the two and their philosophies, King and Malcolm, which do you prefer?"Everything has its opposite. Black has white. Night has day. Hard, soft. Hot, cold. If there was a Martin Luther King Jr., there had to be a Malcolm X. Martin Luther King, history remembers. Malcolm X, history tries to forget. But each man in his own way dominated the times in which he lived. . .
Hard-pressed Black communities in the UK need to adopt some principles of late Pan-African leader Marcus Garvey if they want to break through the...
AFRICANGLOBE - Marcus Garvey, a simple but humble Black man from Jamaica, West Indies, was the first to forcefully speak about the concept of African nationalism—of Black people returning to Africa, the continent of their forefathers, in order to build a great nation of their own. His writings and ideas would inspire many leaders of the civil rights movement during the second half of the twentieth century.
AFRICANGLOBE - Very little if any media attention or research has looked at the possible connections between African American beauty salons, the personal care products utilized primarily by Black women and adverse health outcomes, specifically in the area of reproductive health. But that has begun to change.
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