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BLACK 🌍 HISTORY SPOTLIGHT : MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY JR.

BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., was born on August 17, 1887, in St.Ann’s Bay , Jamaica , to Sarah Jane Richards and Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr., he was the youngest of eleven children, but only Marcus and his sister Indiana would survive to adulthood.

Garvey’s father owned a massive personal library, it was from this library where a young Garvey would first be educated. The young Garvey would continue his early education at some of St.Ann’s Bay elementary schools, it would be at those schools, Garvey would experience racism for the first time in his life.

In 1907, while working in the printing industry, Garvey would get his first taste of political activism, when he took part in a printer’s strike, the strike was not a success , but it sparked his interest in politics and activism.

In 1910, Garvey would leave Jamaica and travel throughout central America, first working as a timekeeper on a banana plantation in Costa Rica, Garvey would move on to work as an editor for a newspaper called La Nacionale and then later that year in 1911, Garvey would move to Panama, where he edited a biweekly Newspaper.

Garvey would return to Jamaica in 1912.

From 1912 to 1914, Garvey would live in London, England , where he would attend Birkbeck College and take classes philosophy and law classes. Garvey would also work for the African Times and Orient Review, published by Duse Mohamed Ali. Garvey would also be influenced by many civil rights activists of his time and was a huge admirer of Booker T. Washington.

When Garvey returned to Jamaica in 1914, he would form the United Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A), a Pan-Africanist organization.

On March 23,1916, Garvey would arrive in the United States, his goal was to raise money doing lectures to help build a school in Jamaica, modeled after Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Institute. When Garvey first arrived in New York, he found a job as a printer. On May 9, 1916, Garvey would perform his first of many public lectures, eventually Garvey would go on a 38 state speaking tour.

In May 1917, Garvey and his 13 associates would form the United States’s branch of the U.N.I.A, and soon began to preach economic and social freedom for people of African descent, both living inside and outside of Africa.

In 1918 Garvey began to publish the Negro World Newspaper, the paper had a dual objective, to educate black people on News and events, in their community and and to help spread the message of the U.N.I.A and grow its membership.

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By June 1919, the U.N.I.A’s membership had grown to a massive two million members. That same year the U.N.I.A’s incorporated the Black Star Line of Delaware and bought their first ship.

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That same year, a assistant district attorney in New York, named Edwin P. Kilroe began investigating Garvey and the U.N.I.A, but no illegal acts could could be uncovered, so no charges were filed. But that would only be the beginning of a bitter relationship between Garvey and Kilroe. On October 14, 1919, a man named George Tyler, attempted to Assassinate Garvey, he shot at Garvey four times and wounded him in his right leg and the upper part of his head. George Tyler claimed A.D.A Edwin P. Kilroe sent him, but before his arraignment, George Tyler allegedly jumped from the third floor of a Harlem jail and committed suicide.

Later Garvey would create the Negro Factories Corporations, he developed the business with the intentions to manufacture everyday commodities, Garvey planned to have NFC branches in the United States, Central America, West Indies and Africa.

In 1919 J. Edgar Hoover, then a special Assistant to the Attorney General and the head of the General Investigative Division of the Bureau of Investigation, later to be renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), would open an investigation into the activities of Garvey and the U.N.I.A organization. The bureau hired its first five black agents to infiltrate Garvey’s movement. The aim was to find a reason to deport Garvey and to sabotage his U.N.I.A movement. Eventually they would charge Garvey on mail fraud in connections with stock of the Black Star Line, the accusations were that even though Garvey was in the process of buying the steamship on the BSL brochure, he did not own it at the time he placed it on the brochure, therefore it was in the court’s eyes it was fraud and he was convicted and sentenced to five years on June 23, 1923.

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After prison, Garvey would continue his work for the black race, while based outside of the United States, in 1928 Garvey traveled to Geneva to present the “Petition of the Negro Race”, to the League of Nations (the precursor of the United Nations ), in that petition he outlined the abuse of people of African descent by western nations.

In September of 1929, Garvey would found Jamaica’s first modern political party, the People’s Political Party (PPP), its objective were to improve education, help end poverty and improve workers’ rights for black people living in Jamaica.

In 1935 Garvey left the Island of Jamaica for London, England, he would live there until his death on June 10, 1940, Garvey died at the age of 52, after suffering two strokes.

Legacy :

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. would influence future civil rights leaders like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. , and the first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah.

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The Rastafari consider Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. to be a religious prophet.

The plaque outside of the home he died at.

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Blue plaque, 53 Talgarth Road, London

WATCH THIS MINI BIOGRAPHY ON MARCUS GARVEY:

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK BELOW:

http://www.biography.com/people/marcus-garvey-9307319

&

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Garvey

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR JUSTICE !

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BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

PLEASE SIGN THE MOVEON.ORG PETITION, CREATED BY THE NAACP, TO DEMAND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT,  OPEN A CIVIL RIGHTS CASE AGAINST MURDER, DOMESTIC ABUSER, AND PUBLIC DANGER, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, A MENANCE WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED SIX TIMES FOR VIOLENT CRIMES, INCLUDING THE MURDER OF TEEN TRAYVON MARTIN . THERE ARE OVER 618,000 THOUSAND SIGNATURES, ONLY 7,000 MORE NEEDED TO REACH OUR GOAL OF 625,000, PLEASE SIGN AND HELP US REACH THAT GOAL AND GET JUSTICE FOR ALL OF US.

IT’S NEVER TO LATE FOR JUSTICE!

SIGN THE PETITION BELOW :

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/open-a-civil-rights-case/?source=search

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“MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DEMANDING U.S. GOVERNMENT GIVE REPARATIONS.”

BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

In a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. details how he plans to get reparations from the United States government, a few weeks later, he would be assassinated.

Note: In 1999 the King family won a civil suit against the federal government, proving the United States took part in the conspiracy to assassinate the great civil rights leader.

Martin Luther King Jr. Quote on Reparations in 1968:

β€œAt the very same time that America refused to give the Negro any land, through an act of Congress our government was giving away million of acres of land in the West and Midwest, which meant it was willing to undergird its White peasants from Europe with an economic floor.

But, not only did they give them land, they built land grant colleges with government money to teach them how to farm. Not only that, they provided county agents to further their expertise in farming. Not only that, they provided low interest rates in order that they could mechanize their farms. Not only that, today, many of these people are receiving federal subsidies not to farm, and they are the very people telling the Black man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

And this is what we are faced with, and this is the reality. Now, when we come to Washington in this campaign, we are coming to get our check.”

HERE’S INFORMATION ON THAT CASE IN THE LINK BELOW:

Did You Know? US Gov’t Found Guilty In Conspiracy To Assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT : MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Martin Luther King Jr. Was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to mother Alberta Williams King and Father Martin Luther King, sr.

He would attend Booker T. Washington High School, and after graduating early, he would attend Morehouse University, earning a B.A degree in sociology. After completing his studies at Morehouse University, King would continue his education, earning a Bachelor’s of Divinity, from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1951.

A couple years later , King would marry the beautiful and intelligent Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, they would have four children together, Yolanda King, Martin Luther king the 3rd, Dexter Scott King and Bernice King.

In 1955 King would begin to get involved in political and civil rights activism, when he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the (SCLC) Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in 1957 , King served as the organization’s first president.

In 1963 King would help organize nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama and would help organize the march on Washington, where he gave his famous “I have a dream” speech.

On October 14, 1964, because of his nonviolent activism against racism and inequality, he would receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1965 King would help organize the “Selma to Montgomery Marches”, and the next year King would take the SCLC to Chicago to work on ending segregated housing practices.

In the last few years of his life, King would focus his attention to ending poverty in America and he would speak out against the Vietnam war.

In 1968, While King was Organizing a National Occupation on Washington, D.C, to be called the “Poor People’s Campaign”, King would be assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

King would posthumously be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

James Earl Ray would ultimately be charged and convicted of the murder of king, even though many people including King’s family believed he was only a scapegoat.

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In 1999, the King family won a civil suit against the federal government, proving the took part in the conspiracy to kill King.

Read The New York Times article for more details :

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/09/us/memphis-jury-sees-conspiracy-in-martin-luther-king-s-killing.html

FOR ADDITIONAL HISTORY ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. USE LINK BELOW :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

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MEMPHIS COURT PROVES UNITED STATES TOOK PART IN ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (ARTICLE )

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In 1999 a Memphis, Tennessee court, the family of the late great civil rights leader, Martin Luther king Jr. Won a civil suit against the government of the United States of America. Proving they were responsible in his assassination.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/09/us/memphis-jury-sees-conspiracy-in-martin-luther-king-s-killing.html

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DRONES BOMBING OVER BAGHDAD! (POEM )

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BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD

NO ANDRE, JUST 3000 TONS OF DAILY RAINING DOWN BOMBS

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HAS TAKEN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS INNOCENT IRAQIS TO THEIR GRAVES

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TO PAY THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF HALIBURTON, BOEING, RAYTHEON, AND LOCKHEED MARTIN

THE HISTORY BOOKS SAY COLONIALISM IS DEAD

I GUESS THEY MUST MEAN THE SOULLESS AND BLOODTHIRSTY WALKING DEAD

BECAUSE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE BEING EATEN ALIVE AS THE WESTERN ECONOMIC EMPIRES STILL CONTINUE TO STRIVE!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
VOLUME #2 : POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE AND SCRIBD :

http://leonkwasichronicles.com/my-books/

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CIVILIANS KILLED DURING WAR:

http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/costs/human/civilians/iraqi

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GEORGE ZIMMERMAN BACK TO BEING A JACKASS! (ARTICLE )

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BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Pyschopath and brown/wannabe white supremacist George Zimmerman is apparently back to his loco antics.

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This time retweeting a picture of the teenage boy Trayvon Martin, laying on the floor dead moments after he stalked and killed the high school kid, over three years ago.

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Zimmerman, who has been arrested about half a dozen times, on various charges from assault to murder, still remains free to stalk the streets of Florida , thanks to the biased and racist Florida legal system.

Zimmerman then continued his sick twitter taunting rant.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

https://www.rt.com/usa/316845-george-zimmerman-retweets-martin-body/