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Black August: Celebrating Marcus Garvey 


Each August, growing numbers of Africans around the world celebrate the birth of Marcus Mosiah Garvey who was born on August 17, 1887 in St. Ann's Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica.

The celebration of Garvey's birth date is due to the fact that since the attack on Africa that led to the capture, dispersal and enslavement of millions of Africans and the colonization of Africa, no African has been more instrumental in creating the vision of a free and liberated Africa and African people.

Black August : Two years ago today, Mike Brown was murdered and Africans in Ferguson resisted! 

FERGUSON, MO—August 9th  marks the two-year anniversary of the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was killed by Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson. 

Witnesses stated that Mike Brown was shot eight times while his hands were in the air. His rotting body was then kept on the concrete for more than eight hours as an example to the Ferguson community of what the police will do if they disobey their orders. 

What the police did not expect in this suburb of St. Louis, MO was resistance from the African working class community. This powerful display of African Resistance on August 9, 2014 marks one of the critical dates in Black August.

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