THE BLACKMAN
Issue #25
August 13th, 2006


UNIVERSAL MARCUS GARVEY DAY
August 17th 2006, Global Celebrations!


Greetings to ALL Afrikans at home and abroad: It is with great honor that we approach our beloved race with but a humble request: Let us collectively demonstrate acknowledgement and appreciation for the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey this August 17th, 2006, his 119th Earthday (Birthday) Celebration. Garveyites and Garvey Day Celebrants the world over have united in adherence to our Sainted Leader's request that we 'canonize and elevate to positions of honor, black men and women who have made their distinct contribution to our racial history.' It is in this spirit that we announce the historic Universal Marcus Garvey Day Tribute and Celebration. For the first time since August 1920, when the Honorable Marcus Garvey called an International Convention of the race, where 25,000+ delegates from all over the world assembled, Afrikan people the world over are once again uniting to answer the Messianic Call of our Prophet to embrace and reaffirm our commitment to the principles of Universal of Afrikan Nationalism. On August 17, 2006, Garveyites from over 25 cities across the globe (and growing) are cooperatively embracing technology to unite our celebrations into one Universal Tribute. Through the use of Internet Radio, websites, teleconference, radio, TV, etc. we are cross-promoting our Celebrations, hosting a August 17th morning teleconference and all day telecast, and espousing through every form of media available the philosophy and opinions of the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. We will demonstrate to the world that the Hon. Marcus Garvey's proverbial 'cubs in the bushes' have matured, closed ranks and are now ready to regain control of our own destiny.

We encourage scholars, researchers and elder Garveyites to participate in this tribute by contacting some of the announced celebrations, radio, TV, and website broadcasts and offering the benefit of your understanding of the history of the Honorable Marcus Garvey and his UNIA.

We encourage all media outlets (i.e. radio, TV, Internet, newspaper, e-groups, etc.) to help support the historic Universal Tribute to the Rt. Ex. Marcus Garvey by broadcasting the teleconference, promoting the Tribute and Celebration, inviting some of the organizers and celebrants to your program, distributing email, etc.
SIGN THE NEGRO WORLD GUEST BOOK FOR UNIVERSAL MARCUS GARVEY DAY

We invite heads of state to share in the celebration by sending open letters of solidarity with the Universal Tribute, submitting/adopting resolutions calling for Garvey's Exoneration in the US, offering proclamations declaring Garvey Day a recognized Holiday, etc.

We encourage Spiritual Leaders to offer a special prayer and/or hold services honoring the Honorable Marcus Garvey's life and legacy.etc We encourage ALL Afrikans at home and abroad to join us in this historic tribute by celebrating in the following recommended ways: We encourage everyone to join or host a local celebration in their respective areas. We encourage everyone to wear a red, black and green pendant, button, arm band, etc. as a symbol of solidarity.

We encourage families and communities to discuss the works, words and deeds of the Honorable Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. We encourage you to honor the Honorable Marcus Garvey by continuing his work (i.e. BUY BLACK, THINK BLACK and, ACT BLACK)

Below is a contact list of Garvey Day Celebrants in several of the major cities around the world. If you are hosting a Tribute for the Honorable Marcus Garvey and would like to add your name and event to the list, please contact YHWHdah Edwards (secretarydiv183@gmail.com) (202) 558 - 7592. Additionally, we request that you visit one of the three websites cross-promoting the Universal Tribute: www.marcusgarvey.com, www.marcusgarvey.net, www.negroworld.com for more information or to leave a message of solidarity on the message board. On behalf of the Universal Marcus Garvey Day Tribute and Celebration Campaign, thank you.

Racially Yours,

Mwariama Kamau,

President of the Washington, DC Division Universal Negro Improvement Association (202) 256 - 6380

GLOBAL CONTACT INFORMATION:

Terry Brown (Toronto, Canada) (416) 783 - 1792 unificator1@netscape.net

Ife Piankhi (London, UK) 010 8640 7355 ife312003@yahoo.co.uk

JAHmilah Sekhmet (Lafayette, LA) (337) 232 - 2328 jahmilah@louisiana.edu

K. Lee (Los Angeles, CA) (323) 735 - 9642

Okobi Shaka Khan (Port of Spain,Trinidad) 1-868-761-3891 firstbornpompie@yahoo.com

Umi (Brooklyn, NY) (718) 573 - 7174 Bossupbookings@aol.com

Thutmose "Morris" Powell (Harlem, NY) (646) 245 - 4980

Howard Wesley (Raleigh-Durham, NC) hwesley@attglobal.net

Steven Golding (Kingston, Jamaica) (876) 886 - 5583 editor@negroworld.com

Ras Don Rico Ricketts (South Florida, USA) (786) 663 - 3000 imimarcus@yahoo.com

Dawud Muhammad (Newport News, VA) (757) 245 - 1744 wufactor@yahoo.com

Charlie Dugger (Baltimore, MD) (410) 385 - 1801

Shaka "Barak" Sankofa (Chicago,IL) (708) 848 - 7382 ShakaBarak1@yahoo.com

Zaki Baruti (St. Louis, MO) (314) 454 - 9005 zakibarutiuapo@hotmail.com

Abdul Qahhar (Cleveland, OH) (216) 451 - 6815 Qahhar_Abdul@yahoo.com

Nana Kwabena Opoku Prempeh (Atlanta, GA) (678) 488 - 5098 insight63@comcast.net

Asa Olusola (Cincinnati, OH) (513) 351 - 1538 olusolaasaa@yahoo.com

Tiffany Newton (Harlem, NYC) 1 866 312 - 9910 tiffanydenise74@yahoo.com

Kenneth "Nnamdi" King (Youngstown, OH) (330) 301 - 1515 nnamdi79@yahoo.com

Andrew Wilson (Nassau, BS) (242) 457 - 0509 qbc@batelnet.bs

Duron "Manifest" Chavis (Richmond, VA) (804) 662 - 9258 duronchavis@yahoocom

Umar Abdullah Johnson (Philadelphia, PA) (215) 425 - 4804 president@imipap.com

Jendayi Lynn (Baltimore, MD) (443) 799 - 7222 unia.baltimore@gmail.com

JAHLUL (San Diego, CA) (858) 672 - 8614 tafari4ii@sbcglobal.net

Nwalimu Gee (Detroit, MI) WYTESPHINX@aol.com

Cimmaron Reed-Bandele (Durham, NC) (919) 491 - 5268 adnspcm@yahoo.com

Queen Akeba (Kansas City, MO) (816) 405 - 9953 GG_Owens@yahoo.com

Arch Bishop Franzo King (Oakland, CA) (415) 822 - 3755 archbishopking@sbcglobal.net

Chief Elder Osiris Akkebala (Orlando, FL) (407) 487 - 0562 o_akkebala@msn.com

Pam Basu (Pembrooke, IL) (815) 944 - 9947 pjbasu@aol.com

Mwariama Dhoruba Kamau (Washington, DC) (202) 256 - 6380 Mwariama1@aol.com

YHWHdah Selassie Edwards (Washington, DC) (202) 558 -7592 SecretaryDIV183@Gmail.com ________________________________________________



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