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A Black History Fact: UNITY IS PROGRESS

A Black History Fact: UNITY IS PROGRESS
Posted By: Ivan Butcher II on July 04, 2020

In 1975, Ivan Butcher II, Harlem-born artist, designed and copyrighted, The Black Evolutionary American Flag, with the Library of Congress.

With the approaching 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, Butcher realized that the media was ignoring the legacy of Black (African American) contributions made toward the accomplishments of this nation, not to exclude the sacrifices of the Native Americans (Indians).

As an artist compelled to create a symbol, that would express the contributions that African Americans have made, he designed a flag, inspired by words from one of Malcolm X's speeches, which advised us as an oppressed people not to disrespect nor to burn the American flag but instead create our own, which then was considered to be advocating a nation within a nation.

During that same year, 1975, I met with Mr. Gil Noble to discuss the merits of the "The Black American Evolutionary Flag," designed to represent the contributions Black African Americans had made into America's Bicentennial History Celebration in 1976.

After we met, he was in full support of using the Flag's image and concept showcasing the vast amount of contributions we as Black American had made into America's History.
It was after Mr. Noble met with the "Tell It Like It Is" programing committee, the proposal was turn down.

Along with the **** of Separatism and the fact that Evolution sounded too much like Revolution are the major reasons for The Flag not receiving national recognition from the Media.

Mr. Gil Noble was a Pioneer for Black Empowerment.

During the July 4th, 1976 Bi-Centennial Celebrations, in Harlem, N.Y.C I met I met with Mr. Dick Gregory, where I introduced the Flag to him for his support and I had the Flag on display at the Bi-Centennial Celebrations, publicly for the first time.

Today, 2020, the flag is marketed as the Flag of Progress and the slogan is "Unity is Progress".

Ivan Butcher II

My message Today,

...., By Their Own Rules

America's Corporate Game, which is Capitalism where everyone has to play by Their rules that keeps changing, is the American Economic Operating System.

If you are not aware of the "The Game" or you haven't played "The Game" as a kid, then this may explain why you / we have just been Consumers.

We all know that like Laws, rules aren't always applied equally, but for the most part the majority of Americans have to deal with some of the same disadvantages in placed by the Wealthy.
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Ivan Butcher II
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