Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
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Marcus Garvey, was a notable black politician from Jamaica, who championed self worth, and inspired many, with some of his quotes, many incorporated into major Jamaican Reggae hits.
Africans, in the mainland, and throughout the world have had a problem in recognizing their own. The “crabs in a barrel” idiom continues to plague the race no matter where it is found, including here in the United States and the Caribbean.
In a move to shed that cloak of misguidedness, freeing their minds of, “I got mine, you get yours” , an offspring group of African and Caribbean descendants, who live in what is called the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia), held their first cultural awards ceremony this year (2019). Some recipients have been working at this effort for over 50 years.
Here’s a look at what took place: