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We are embarking on a Centennial in Honor of the founding of the UNIA-ACL, established by the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey in July 1914, to foster a “Universal Confraternity” among the Race to work for better conditions among the Race everywhere. 
 
UNIA & ACL
CENTENNIAL NEWSLETTER
   

 
 Volume 5                                                     April 1, 2014   
National Poetry Month
 Poet's Corner

A Black Man's Prayer

Send Thy Peace to all
this world
Lord of nations 
and of man - 
Where blood banners
are unfurled In their 
wicked sinful den.
Sin may reign  upon 
the throne, In man's 
way of seeing right;
Thou art Lord 
in truth; 
alone Thou canst 
set all sin to flight.
Black men crushed
to earth each day
Raise a voice of 
pleading now:
Come good Lord
we all do pray;
Make the tyrants 
humbly bow.
For since God
is God alone,
And vile man
is man for that,
And will not of
self alone,
Treat him, Lord,
as virus rat.
White is great
upon the earth.
Greater than the
King of Kings:
This is sin of
human birth
that the white 
man daily sings.
Thou art made
to be so white
That no Black man
has a claim.
Couldn't this, God,
Be ever right
that you made
us ill of fame?
Thou art God
in every way.
Caring not for 
Black nor white.
Then, O Lord!
Look down this day
Turn the will man
Lo the right.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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Dedication Written In Bloodstained Tears

Angry flames dance erratically to the distant drumbeat echoing within our racing heartbeats as we witness reruns in history
Inhaling regurgitated 
attempts at our mental and
physical enslavement
Haunted by deeply embedded images of flesh torn fro strong brown backs,
Strange fruit hanging from massive southern tree limbs,
Forceful fire hoses diminishing the dignity
of peaceful freedom fighters,
The 40 year Tuskegee deathwatch experiment,
The deliberate aids
epidemic running rampant
across the entire
 African continent leaving millions of
wide-eyed orphan children
Terrified confused
and alone
How many comrades must die senseless deaths In the struggle for justice and 
equality at the  hands of the oppressor peering through steel blue window panes. 
Mirrors to empty souls
But cloudy vision can’t hide well known truths Buried in crimson coated lies
Nor can soap and water clean blood stained hands
Nor can fake smiles and patronizing back pats
conceal false pretenses and devious attempts to tear down the protective barriers of affirmative action
Nor can brooks brother suits and glass ceiling
 boardrooms hide invisible though just as obvious white sheets and hoods
Peek-a-boo yes we can still see you
Even through layers of corporate deception
and strategically staged stumbling blocks Made behind tall mahogany brass handled doors
Even through mega record deals given to fake rappers
spittin useless demeaning lyrics that destroy the minds of our youth
Even from the big white house of horrors where the philosophies of one of Black america’s worse nightmares . . . j edgar hoover
Are still common practice
With raised voices grown from past whispers lost in vast cotton fields and inhabitable slave quarters
We ask, who will pay the hefty debt long overdue our people
We MUST DEMAND accountability
For centuries of intolerable destruction and sin that has left us to bear the burden
Of the overwhelming effects of our perished Kings and Queens ripped violently from our bosoms
We live in constant states
of mourning 
Forever memorializing 
castrated martyrs extinguished at will before the eyes of a global audience amused by the paralyzing tap dance 
that leaves our brother’s and sister’s names 
prematurely engraved
in cold slabs of stone
With closed eyes we sing freedom songs  and steal away to conjured up fantasies of a great exodus to far away villages from past lifetimes 
When we were
Free from reactionary suicide
Free from uncontrollable passages of time
Free from alien cultures imposed upon us
Free from cages shackles whips and chains
As we rise to greet each new day of psychological warfare we carry buckets of our brother’s blood across our shoulders,
Adorn our hearts with their dedication and conviction,
Wrap our fiery spirits in the security of their strength and courage like protective coats of armor and leap huge prison walls to escape skillfully placed death traps
We pray to the ALMIGHTY JAH and sing our heroes praise
 (swing low sweet chariot coming for to carry me home)
With the tears that flow from our burning eyes we pour symbolic sacrificial libations in their honor
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Emmit Till,
Denmark Vessey,
Medgar Evers,
Huey P. Newton,
Fred Hampton, Marcus Garvey, Patrice Lumumba, Oscar Grant Trayvon Martin, every man, woman and child murdered at gunpoint and other wicked methods
by corrupt, arrogant pigs enforcing crooked laws.
And the list goes on, and on, and on . .
 (swing low sweet chariot coming for to carry me home)


Kim Y. Bey Ayubu
Copyrights Reserved 2007

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Message From UNIA & ACL General Counsel
President General Senghor Jawara Baye


April is National Poetry Month! 

Join me at Spoken Word Open Mic Centennial 
Fundraiser Featuring Precise Science.


This is a fundraiser to support the UNIA-ACL
Centennial to be held in Harlem NY August 14th thru August 17th 2014.  The UNIA-ACL calls all Africans to celebrate, commemorate, consolidate and join us in providing unified solutions to our global situations.  Let us pull together HARAMBEE and build a brighter future for our youth.  We are honored to hear and help share the truth in the spoken word.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Davis Dance Center
6218 3rd Street, NW
7pm - 10pm
$10 Donation

Also, join us on Sunday, April 13, 2014, for a
Centennial Rally and Mass Meeting hosted by
UNIA Divisions 330, 332, 336, 369,
and the Parent Body.

Roots Charter School/Temple of Nyame
15 Kennedy Street, NW
Washington, DC
2pm - 5:30 pm
FREE Admission!

UNIA Convention Excerpt.  Atlanta, 2012.
Videography by:  Richard Shabazz

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7P76oZJrN-M

Senghor Jawara Baye, President General,
UNIA-ACL: Right of global citizenship; exercising sovereign rights as Universal African exercising sovereign citizenship without having to pin point a geographical location; disagreeing without being disagreeable, United States citizenship forced upon Black people; Universal Law; self-determination of dual citizens; right to return to Africa as expatriates and receive reparations from Africa.

 



I-Nia (Reginia) Rogers 
UNIA & ACL General Counsel
Centennial Planning Committee Chair

Spring has arrived – FINALLY!  And as I turned
my attention to this season of Spring, I was
reminded of the Harlem Renaissance – that
time when there was an “awakening” and “rebirth”of the vibrancy and uniqueness of
black art,music and literature.  As he writes in his autobiography “The Big Sea”, Brother
Langston Hughes tells us that during this
Renaissance time “the Negro was in vogue”. 
There were black artists earning a living and
being critically acknowledged for the work in
their fields.  Even in American History, you
can today see that Black culture had a
significant influence on this period as the
American history books claim this time as “the Jazz Age.”  Clearly the jazz musicians of the time were brilliant BLACK musicians such as
Duke Ellington.  Whites came to hear that jazz in droves;  they packed the Cotton Club on Lenox Avenue – in the heart of Harlem! And, contrary to what might be thought, Harlem was not a ghetto; it was a Black City!  In his book, “Black Manhattan,” Brother
James Weldon Johnson notes that there were
200,000 Blacks living in Harlem during this period!
                 
Although this Renaissance was a cultural renewal, it was also clearly tied to a political
and racial awakening.  During this time,
“black pride” was better known and felt than in any previous time in American History. 
Key to this resurrection of racial pride was the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey! 
Mr. Garvey emphasized “Negro history;” he advocated Africa for the Africans, those at
home and those abroad; he stressed economic independence for the Negro masses – all of which attracted attention from the masses of Black people!  Thus, he was able to harness the energy, the intention and the resources of millions of Black people!  During what was considered a depressed economic time,
Mr. Garvey was able to show Black people how
to be economically and independently
financially profitable!
                 
To say that Mr. Garvey was like a “breath of Spring fresh air” is to understate his contributions to the upliftment of Black people.  But, it is a fitting analogy to compare his works, words and deeds to the rejuvenation, renewal, rebirth, resurrection and regrowth that comes about with the season of Spring!  Thus it is also fitting that this notion of “revival” is also tied
in with the theme for our Centennial Celebrations: “2014: The Centennial Renaissance of the UNIA-ACL.”
                 
We invite you to join us from August 14 – 17, 2014, in Harlem, New York to celebrate this historic occasion.  Come be renewed!  Come be rejuvenated!  Come and “be born again” as we share in and relive the history that started on July 20, 1914 –100 years ago!  Some would say that the Winter of 2013-14 has been “terrible.”  We know, however, it is just Mr. Garvey “doing his thing” – especially in this Centennial Year!  Just as the Spring brings about “new growth” out of the dormancy of the winter season, with the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, riding high and strong on the whirlwind, we know that we can achieve a new beginning and new growth for the next 100 years – all under the banner
cry of:

“ONE GOD!  ONE AIM!  ONE DESTINY!”

Ashe!




Easter Season and the Work of Our Ancestors
By ADACI
(The African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute)

Making the connection between the Christian holy day of Easter and the grassroots organizations founded by members of the African Diaspora to promote racial pride, unity, ancestral awareness, as well as other noble
goals, may seem overreaching. Very often the pious rituals of Easter are glossedover for more secular practices like coloring eggs,filling
baskets with candy and other sorts ofwhat-nots, buying new clothes and preparing huge meals
for family and loved ones. But at their core,the daily works of groups like the UNIA and ADACI are focused on the redemption and resurrection of the people of African descent. 

In continuing the legacy of the Honorable
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Universal Negro
Improvement Association strives to redeem the
Black race through its objectives which include: 
promoting the spirit of race, pride and love;
administering to and assisting the needy;
reclaiming the fallen of the race; establishing universities, colleges and secondary schools for
the further education and culture of the boys
and girls of the race; and conducting a
worldwide commercial and industrial intercourse.  The UNIA also has jurisdiction of the I.E.M, the International Expatriate Movement, and is a member association of the AARC, the African Ancestral Redemption Collaborative.  With these two organizations,
the UNIA is seeking to reconnect with Africans at home and abroad to provide a legal and spiritual resurrection from the continuous
subjugation and oppression that still plague
our people. 
   

Through the observance of ceremonies and the
presentation of artistic, educational, and
cultural activities the African Diaspora
Ancestral Commemoration Institute strives to redeem and maintain the significance of our ancestors by institutionalizing the commemoration of the millions who perished during the Atlantic and other periods of enslavement.  ADACI’s purpose is to celebrate the extraordinary collective fortitude of
Africans and their descendants; examine the circumstances that led to our subjection so
that it will never happen again; acknowledge
and strengthen a common bond that connects Africans around the world; and reaffirm the ability of Africans and their descendants to overcome obstacles of enormous magnitude as Africans have in the past, and fortify the inherent strength of Africans thathas enabled continued advancement.  ADACI is also a member association of AARC, the collaborative efforts of several entities....all of whom acknowledge the powers and the continued support of the Ancestors.

Just as Easter is important to Christians
because it commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ and his deliverance of their sins through his shedding
of his blood; the UNIA and ADACI, 
collaborating with AARC and other Pan African
institutions, continue to observe the deaths and
blood shedding of our Ancestors, and to resurrect their dignity and character in our
every day walk.  

We acknowledge that we, the survivors of the
African Holocaust, stand firmly on the
shoulders of our Ancestors.  We Must Remember; Respect; Reeducate; Reexamine; Redeem; Reaffirm; Rebuild; Repatriate;
Reclaim; Rededicate; Rethink; Reunite, and just as with Easter, and the celebration of the
coming /rebirth of spring, REJOICE, because
we know our victory is sure to come again!


For more information on ADACI log on to:  http://adaci.net
  
 

 
LINKS:

UNIA & ACL  Centennial 
Commemorative 
products are now available through 
the UNIA Woodson Banneker 
Jackson-Bey Division 330.
Commemorative Stamps, Coffee Mugs, 
and more!
Purchases can be made via paypal to: 

UNIA Division 330 at:
http://www.uniadivision330.org/products
          
    Commemorative Stamp         Commemorative Mug 
        
 Commemorative Notes
   
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Tune in to the New 
UNIA-ACL Centennial
Radio Show hosted by 
UNIA & ACL Members
every Friday 8pm est.
http://www.harambeeradio.com


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For More Information
on our Pre-Centennial
Activities and the
specific activities in
August 2014, please
visit our Centennial
website at:
http://www.unia-centennial.org

You can also reach 
us toll free at: 
866-496-8456 

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