Black People Politics : Message from the President of the Marcus Garvey Institute

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    Fellow Citizens of Africa Greetings


    As President of the Marcus Garvey Institute it is a pleasure and honor to share words of solidarity with all those who have assembled for African Liberations Day Celebrations. We believe that Africa must be self-reliant and will be self-reliant under a United States of Africa that must include the African Diaspora as full partners. The Jamaican born Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey (bn. August 17th 1887, di. June 10 th 1940) worked for this goal of African Liberation over 90 years ago (1914) and under Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League where our race united under the first and largest umbrella for the African Diaspora. When there were only two independent African Nations on the continent of Africa the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey was the first elected Provisional President of Africa at the 1920 International Convention of the African Peoples of the World. On this African Liberation Day we salute the Honorable John Kudour President of Ghana, who is also the Chairman of the African Union. A United States of Africa is not only one of the Honorable Marcus Garvey's dreams but it was the goal of Dr. Kwame Krumah independent Ghana's first president. For over 50 years imperialist who were raping Africa in the interest of Europe and the United States, tried to stamp out or hold down every assemblage of Garveyism and Universal African Nationalism, but in rose in Africa a thousand fold. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said, "I concentrated on finding a formula by which the whole colonial question and the problem of imperialism could be solved. I read Hegel, Karl Marx, Engel's, Lenin, and Mazini…but I think that all of the literature that I studied, the book that did more than any other to fire my enthusiasm was the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey published in 1923," " These sons and daughters of Africa were taken away from our shores, and despite all the centuries which have separated us, they have not forgotten their ancestral links. Many of them made no small contribution to the cause of African freedom. A name that springs immediately to mind in this connection is Marcus Garvey. Long before many of us were even conscious of our degradation, Marcus Garvey fought for African national and racial equality." It was Garveyism that led to Ghana's winning its independence. The Honorable Jomo Kenyatta met the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Kenya eventually became independent. Anandi Azekewe considered himself a follower of Marcus Garvey and Nigeria became independent. Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) whose birthday we just celebrated May 19 th, knew that both his parents Louise and Earl Little were followers of Marcus Garvey. Malcolm went on to say, "Every time you see another nation on the African continent become independent, you know that Marcus Garvey is alive. It was Marcus Garvey's philosophy of Pan Africanism that initiated the entire freedom movement, which brought about the independence of African nations. And had it not been for Marcus Garvey, and the foundation laid by him, you would find no independent nations in the Caribbean today…" The African Union must honor the sacrifices that the Africans in the Diaspora have made by saying the time has come for the African Diaspora to come home. We go home not just to combine the most technologically educated Africans in the West with the African brothers and sisters at home with natural resources from minerals to Solar and Hydroelectric energy. The African Diaspora's return is not just a business proposition. We feel with have natural, moral, racial, kinship, legal and spiritual rights to come home as fellow citizens of Africa. We come home to mother Africa so that our children who are born in the African Diaspora or on the continent of Africa that are nurtured in African Centeredness, will have the "right to abode" (full citizenship) and have a chance to aspire to be Chairman of the African Union and President of the United States of Africa. Over three million members of the UNIA in 1920 were responsible for 25,000 of their delegates assembling at the first International Convention and drafting the Declaration of Rights of the Negro (African) Peoples of the World. The very first right that was demanded reads as follows. "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 (African) 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 (Africans)."

    Your Humble Servant

    Shaka Barak President shakabarak1@ yahoo.com

    The Marcus Garvey Institute
     
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