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Monday, August 1, 2016

August 13, 2016 Begins the 96th Year of Red, Black and Green AKA World Melanin Day

— The colors Red, Black and Green are approaching 100 years since being designated the symbol of all Black people. The Mhotep Corporation encourages celebration of the 96th year of RBG by wearing Red, Black and Green on August 13. (#RBG96) —

Nnamdi Azikiwe

Nnamdi Azikiwe, President and CEO of the Mhotep Corporation

Washington, DC — Picture this scene: It’s August 13 and millions of people are wearing Red, Black and Green! The Mhotep Corporation announced today its plans to make Saturday August 13, 2016 the Reddest, Blackest and Greenest day ever. August 13 begins the 96th year of Red, Black and Green as the colors of Black people worldwide. In recognition of that milestone and in anticipation of the centennial of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World on August 13, 2020, which gave us the Red, Black and Green, everyone is invited to celebrate, take the #RBGChallenge and “Wear Red, Black and Green on August Thirteen.”

2016 also marks 116 years since Will A. Heelen and J.Fred Helf wrote the song “Every Race Has A Flag But The Coon” which belittles Black people for not having a flag. On August 13, 1920 20,000 people met at Madison Square Garden. They gathered for the reading of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World. Declaration 39 proclaims, “That the colors, Red, Black and Green, be the colors of the Negro race.” The Declaration of Rights was drafted and published by members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) during their first annual international convention chaired by UNIA President General Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

In the 1921 Universal Negro Catechism drafted by Reverend George Alexander McGuire under the auspices of the UNIA High Executive Council the symbolic meaning of the colors are given. “Red is the color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty; black is the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong; green is the color of the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.” The symbolism of the colors Red, Black and Green connect us to the origin of the entire human race on the continent of Africa.

That was part of the inspiration for The Mhotep Corporation’s Shield of Audacious Power. A Red, Black and Green symbol of the power of the human spirit with a gold Kemetic ankh at the center, the shield represents pride, dignity, nobility and self-respect. It is emblazoned upon t-shirts sold through the company’s Keyamsha.com website.

It is a known fact Black people are black because of more than just “color” or “pigment.” Melanin is the aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor that makes Black people black. The chemical melanin puts the “B” in RBG and the black in Red, Black and Green. At this moment, melanin is worth over $300 a gram more than gold. There are also over 230,000 scholarly articles on melanin. Currently, there are over one million patents involving melanin. Melanin is ubiquitous in nature. Melanin is responsible for the appearance of crows, of black cats, and Angus Cattle. Black Panther’s are black because of melanin. Curiously, the mainstream media talks of race but never in all their discussions of race is melanin or any of the facts pertaining to it mentioned. Here is to carrying on an open conversation about melanin.

Nevertheless, melanin is still worth over $300 a gram more than gold. Universal Law is being enforced. The Mhotep Corporation’s “Melanin Is Worth Over $300 A Gram More Than Gold” and the #MelaninMattersMost products are part of a paradigm shift in awareness, perception and power taking place at the quantum level, the level of pure energy.

“Melanin is worth…” is actually a conversation piece which appears to be a t-shirt. Reading the message on it starts an internal dialogue. The viewer’s brain chemistry literally lets go of limitations. They then become aware of an awareness beyond their present state of awareness after which perceptions are perceived that they were previously unaware existed. Those who sought to counter the idea of #BlackLivesMatter by responding #AllLivesMatter have nothing with which to counter #MelaninMattersMost. It stands alone as truth.

Suggested activities for August 13th celebrations range from holding Red, Black and Green flag raising ceremonies, displaying Red, Black and Green flags at home, placing Red, Black and Green stickers on cars, wearing Red, Black and Green buttons & shirts, public readings of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World and hosting public viewing parties for the documentary “This Flag of Mine: Towards 100 Years of Red, Black and Green.”

The Mhotep Corporation produced the documentary in 2011 in anticipation of the 100th year of RBG (#RBG100). Nnamdi Azikiwe, President and CEO of the Mhotep Corporation, comments, “We produced TFOM to document the origin, purpose and history of Red, Black and Green. Years ago, a friend asked us to make a presentation to her elementary school students about the history of the flag. The documentary is a result of that presentation.” Now Azikiwe intends to teach the world the history of our flag, the Red, Black and Green. “The first thirteen days of August 1920 were spent discussing what the people wanted. On August 13th they made it clear what they hoped to see happen. That hope became the Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World.”


About The Mhotep Corporation
Since its founding in 2003, The Mhotep Corporation has created quality, original multimedia experiences drawn from a diverse legacy of storytelling. Its media and consumer products provide family entertainment for children of all ages through content that engages, entertains and educates. As a result, value for value relationships are created for mutual benefit. For more details, visit www.keyamsha.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Keyamsha/


Nnamdi Azikiwe