Marcus Garvey and UNIA Failed Liberia Expedition

By Morgan Files Widespread misconceptions surround the aborted plans for a UNIA settlement program in the Republic of Liberia in the 1920s. Chief among these is that the Liberian upper classes were averse to Garvey’s plans which would have undermined “Americo-Liberian hegemony” over the country. The more complicated truth has less to do with “Americo-Liberian hegemony” than a curious combination of French, British and American interests in Africa, an all-too-human rivalry between Garvey and African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey’s own failure to keep his grandiose plans under…

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Say no to division – Say YES to unity

The Editor, This piece is in response to all those preaching division in our beloved country. The only way to develop democratically is to allow citizens to freely exercise the right to vote and have their voices heard on the ballots. Citizens should not be influenced by divisive politics. We sit and criticize the government, the president, the president’s cabinet, but yet most of us continue to preach hatred, this upcoming election is one of the most important decisions Liberians will make to move their country forward. Eugene L. Fahngon…

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ALLEGED CORRUPTION AT NEC

The Editor, NEC got to be careful how it takes care of its staffers in these elections. Peaceful & Transparent Elections must begin with NEC. It has being alleged that NEC promised to pay exhibition officers and Clerks US$15 plus feeding for the 3 days training workshop(US$5 per day). But, to the surprised of the over 400 young people trained in Montserrado County, precisely at the Mount Barclay NEC center, on yesterday, the paying team decided to pay them only US$5.00 claiming that the staffs were fed. According to my…

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