Beloved, why is it that Black folks feel that the only way to glorify the Honorable Marcus Garvey is that the criminal United States expunge the record of the Honorable Marcus Garvey. It should be in the Black World that The Honorable Marcus Garvey and his Name shine as bright as a Noon Day Sun without a cloud in the sky. Tell me, who was it that the Honorable Marcus Garvey was one hundred per cent concern with during his life Time, then those are the people qualified to up lift the Honorable Marcus Garvey and his Name. Tell me, what will it profit the Honorable Marcus Garvey by having a bogus charge and illegal confinement of the Honorable Marcus Garvey Name acted upon by the criminals that attempted to taint his name, are we Black Folks saying that in our Mind the Honorable Marcus Garvey Name is tainted and will remain tainted with a so call america criminal record until the criminal consent to so call clear his Name from their criminal records, is that what we Black folks are saying ? The only thing that will be of gratification to the Honorable Marcus Garvey is that the Black World would lift the Honorable Marcus Garvey Up and declare the 17Th of August to be an International Marcus Garvey Holiday, why do we need america or any other white Nation to verify the Honorable Marcus Garvey, before we can feel comfortable in our Mind that the Honor we will give the Honorable Marcus Garvey will be of Divine quality? Not so with the First Way Institute Of Afrikan Mysticism / Sankofa Repatriation Movement, our members will so declare the Honorable Marcus Garvey Birthday a Black International Holiday and in our Mind his Name is as clear as the Sun that verify our Solar System and we so invite who so ever will to join us in glorifying the 17Th of August, Honoring the Honorable Marcus Garvey Birthday, needing not america or any other Nation other than the Black Nation to glorify that Day and the Name of the Honorable Marcus Garvey. You may allow Ego and Jealousy to interfere with the Honoring of the Honorable Marcus Birthday if you so will, or need the sanctioning of america to bring Honor to the Honorable Marcus Garvey Name, which they are not qualified to do, so if you black Folks are still operating on that shallow level of your Mental energy, then go and plead to america concerning the Honorable Marcus Garvey, but based on what I know of that man call Marcus Garvey, he would tell you that america is not capable of casting a shroud over his Name because the service he gave and the deeds he performed was in behalf of Freedom for Afrika and Afrikan People and they and they alone are those capable of lifting his Name in Honor before the world and More specially the Black World, with dignity. You May Take This Or Leave It Alone. The Devil Despise The Truth. All Praise And Honor Is Due To The Honorable Marcus Garvey Here Is Loving You Hoteph Osiris Chief Elder The First Way Institute Of Afrikan Mysticism / Sankofa Repatriation movement To: [email protected] From: Kenneth King <[email protected]> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 07:42:27 -0700 (PDT) Subject: [GlobalAfricanPresence] Move to clear Garvey's name http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20060722/news/news2.html Move to clear Garvey's name published: Saturday | July 22, 2006 Devon Evans, Gleaner Writer OCHO RIOS, St. Ann: THE JAMAICAN Government is taking steps aimed at making a formal request to the government of the United States, to have the name of National Hero, Marcus Garvey, expunged from that country's criminal records. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Thursday, in response to a request from the St. Ann Homecoming Committee that the Government use its high office to support moves already under way in the United States (U.S.) to have Garvey's name cleared. For nearly 20 years, U.S. Congressman, Charles B. Rangel, has been leading a relentless appeal to the U.S. Government to have the matter addressed. Members of the St. Ann Homecoming Committee have said they are concerned that Jamaica has remained silent on such an important issue involving the country's first National Hero. REGRETTABLE SILENCE In a May 18, letter to the Prime Minister, the committee, headed by returning resident Herbert Murdock, said that it was "regrettable that we have not risen with one voice to clear the name of the man we publicly acknowledge as our first national hero". But in a letter to members of the committee dated June 29, which was read at a meeting on Wednesday, Mrs. Simpson Miller said the request had been forwarded to both the Attorney General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs for advice and the "approach to be adopted". The Prime Minister assured members of the committee that they will be contacted as soon as the advice is received from those from which it was requested. In 1923 Marcus Garvey was charged with mail fraud in the United States in connection with the affairs of the Black Star Line Steam Ship Corporation. In 1925 he was tried and convicted of the charge, fined US$1,000 and sentenced to five years imprisonment. Garvey spent nearly three years in a federal prison in Atlanta and was released in November 1927 and deported to Jamaica in early December that year. A number of interest groups within the United States have been lobbying for Garvey's name to be cleared of what they described as 'trumped up' charges to destabilise his Universal Negro Improvement Association. Mr. Murdock told the meeting that he was heartened by the Prime Minister's response and hoped that the matter would be dealt with expeditiously.