Congratulations! We've reached our 2012 goal of 2,000 signatures!
And a lot of things are changing. A few weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking with Queen Mother Dr. Delois N. Blakely about the petition to exonerate the Right Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Along with her blessing, she invoked the memory of the ancestors Queen Mother Moore, Mwalimu Dudley Thompson, and Mwalimu Dr. Julius Nyrere, and instructed me to broaden the scope of our petition.
And this is where you come in. For if there's one thing I've learned from the work of Marcus Garvey, it's that we will have to accomplish this redemptive task for ourselves.
In Queen Mother Blakely's view, those of us who live in the United States should contact our representatives in the House of Representatives to reintroduce HB 24, which was presented by Representative Charles Rangel to the Congress in January 2007. She also stated that Representative John Conyers would be a worthy ally in our cause.
If you would like to help with contacting other members of the House of Representatives, please send me an email, so that we can coordinate our efforts. I am including my online petition to Representative Frederica Wilson as a template. We'll begin on January 7, 2013. I'll be using Causes.com
If you would like to volunteer for this online petition or any others to the governments of the UK, Canada, Caribbean, or African Union, please send me an email, so that we can coordinate our efforts. We'll also begin on January 7, 2013.
We will also need help with any Black organizations, fraternities, and sororities that will be willing to assist with the original petition. Let's start a Marcus Garvey network so that WE can support ALL Garvey efforts!
Over the holidays, as we continue to work toward the exoneration of the Right Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, please take some time to love and cherish your families because at the heart of our struggle, family is what it's all about.
Take care of your selves and your loved ones.