Diddy Salutes Marcus Garvey & Urge Fans To Follow His Teachings

As the world celebrated the 130th anniversary of the birth of Jamaica’s first National Hero Mwalimu Marcus Garvey on Thursday, some entertainers took to social media to salute Garvey for his work and inspiration as a black conscious leader.

Sean P. Diddy Combs used both his Instagram and Twitter platforms to urge his fans to learn more about Garvey. In his post Diddy had this to say, “If you do not know who Marcus Garvey is, google him.”

“It’s very important that we know our history at this time,” the Bad Boy Records founder started off his series of tweets. “We have such a rich history!” said Diddy

Referencing the teachings of Marcus Garvey, Diddy instructed his millions of followers to research the inspiring activist. Crowned the “Negro Moses,” Garvey was a founder of the Pan-African philosophy, which inspired a global mass movement.

“Our goal should be our economic independence!” Diddy continued. “Then we won’t need to worry about what anybody says!!!”

Diddy comments came, in light of the disheartening violence in Charlolettesville, people around the US have taken to the streets to protest white nationalism, while others have taken matters into their own hands by removing statues or reminders of America’s brutal history

Stephen Marley, Capleton, I-Octane, Busta Rhymes and Deep Jahi, also made posts acknowledging the importance of Marcus Garvey.

On Sunday August 20, IRIE FM will commemorate the life and works of Garvey with a full day of celebrations slated to run from 6am to 12 midnight in the IRIE FM Courtyard.



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