Whether African Americans should celebrate Independence Day, has been an ongoing debate in this country for decades. However, with the current racial turmoil in which this country finds herself, the debate has intensified. With this year's racial unrest in cities like Baltimore and the current controversy over the Confederate flag, a NC minister is calling on all Africans Americans to replace the Red, White and Blue with the Red, Black and Green.
Minister Paul Scott, founder of the Durham NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry is asking that African Americans adopt the Black Liberation flag as the official flag of African Americans this July 4th. The flag was originally created in 1920 by Marcus Garvey , founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association to be the official flag of all African people." At the time, Garvey's movement boasted a membership of two million people.
According to Scott, the campaign is not only to protest the injustices against African Americans but to call for black unity which he hopes will stop the black on black violence that is so prevalent in Durham and many cities around the country.
Already hundreds of African American Facebook users are changing their profile pics to Black Liberation flag colors to protest injustice and call for black unity.
As Marcus Garvey said in 1921,
“Show me the race or the nation without a flag, and I will show you a race of people without any pride.”
Scott can be reached at (919) 972-8305 or email@example.com