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of sentiment. Bgypt has produced the Young ligypt movement; India, the Swadesha, the All-India Congress, and the present revolutionary movement which has lit the fuse of the powder-keg on which Britain sits in India today: Africa has her Ethiopian Movement which ranges from the Zulus and Hottentots of the Cape to the Ekoi of Nigeria; in short, the darker races, chafing under the domination of the alien whites, are everywhere showing a disposition to take Democracy at its word and to win some measure of it-for themselves.

What part in this great drama of the future are the Negroes of the Western world to play? The answer is on the knees of the gods, who often make hash of the predictions of men. But it is safe to say that, before the Negroes of the Western world can play any effective part they must first acquaint themselves with what is taking place in that larger world whose millions are in motion. They must keep well informed of the trend of that motion and of its range and possibilities. If our problem here is really a part of a great world-wide problem, we must make our attempts to solve our part link up with the attempts being made elsewhere to solve the other parts. So will we profit by a wider experience and perhaps be able to lend somc assistance to that ancient Mother Land of ours to whom we may fittingly apply the words of Milton :

“Methinks I see in my mind a mighty and puissant nation, rousing herself like a strong man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks; .mcthinks / sce her like an cagle mewing her mighty youth and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full noon-day beam; methinks I see her scaling and improving her sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance, while the whole noise of timorous and Rocking birds--with them also that love the twilight

lever it round, amazed at what she means, and in their linolen galible would prognosticate it year of seets and schisene."--The New Negro, August, 1919.

Help Wanted for Hayli. While we were at war our l'resident declareil, over and over again, that we were calling upon the flower of our manhood 10 go to l'rance and make itself into manure in oriler that the world might be made safe for democracy. Today the chided people of the earth realize that the accent is on the "moc(k)." Ireland, India and Egypt are living proofs that the world has been lied 10. We necel not bite our tongues aliout it. Those who tole 118 thint the world would be made sale for democracy have lice 10 114. All over the worlel men in women are finding out that when an American President, in British I'remier or a lirench "liger" spenks of the world," he does not include the black and browar and yellow millions, who make up the vast majority of the cartli's population. And now the slecteel glost of it black republic rises above the tomb where its bones lie intrical and points ils silent but accusing finger at American democracy. What can we answer in the case of Ilnyti? British Indin nnd Ireland, Turkish Armenia or Russian Poland have never presented sucht ruthless, savagery ns has been let loose in Hayti in a privnie war for which President Wilson has never had the consent of Congress. The white daily papers speak complacently of the repulse of "bandits." What is this bout a developing disense of the American conscience, to put the blinkers of a catchword over the eyes of the spirit?

The people of linyti are being shot, sabred and bombed. while resisting an ilegal invasion of their homes, and, if public (leceney is not dead in America white and black men and woich will insist that congress investigate this American Ireland.

When Ireland feels the pressure of the Englishı heel the Irish in America make their voices heard and help to line up American public opinion on their siile. When l'aderewski's government massacres Jews in Poland, the Jews of America raise money, organize committeeno put the U. S. Government on the job and get results. But when Negroses are massacred-- not in Africa, but in Hlayti, mer American control-- what do we American Negroes Iloi So far, nothing. But that inaction will not last. Negrocs must write their Congressmen and Senators concerning the atrocity perpetrated at l'ort au Prince last wcek. They should organize committees to go before Congress and put the pitiful facts, demanding investigation, redress and punishment.

For as long as such things can be done without effective protest or redress, black people cvery where will refuse to believe that the democracy advertised by lying white politicinns can be anything but a ghastly joke.

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The Cracker in the Caribbean. "Meanwhile the feet of civilized slayers have woven across the fair face of the earth a crimson mcsh of murder and rapine. The smoke of blazing villages ascends in Jurid holocaust to the bloody god of battles from the altar of hunun hate in the obscenc tcniple of race prejudice."

These words, which we wrote in 1912, come hack to our mind eight years later with no abatement of the awful horror which they express. And what gives a special point to them at this moment in the bloody rape of the republica of Hnyti and Santo Domingo which is being

perpetrated by the bayoncts of American sailors and marines, withi ile silent and shameful rcquiescence of 12,000,000 American Negrues tou cowardly to list a voice in officetive protest or too ignorant of political affairs to know what is taking place. What bouts it that we strike Heroic ilttitudes all talk grandiloquently of Ethiopia stretching fortlı hier hands when we Africans of the dispersion can let the land op 1. Ouverture lie like a fallen flower beneath the feet of swine?

The facts of the present situation in that hapless land are given in the current issue of The Nation (a white

American weekly). Taken together with the accounts which we have printed from time to time, it tells a tale of slunedering horror in comparison with which the l'utila mayo pales into insigniticance and the Congo atrocities of Belgium are tainic The two West Indian republics have Iscent murderously assaulted; their citizens have been shot clown loy armed rullians, bombed by acroplanes, hunted into concentration camps and there starved to death. In their own land their civil liberties have been taken away, their governments linve been blackjacked nnd their propcrty stolen. And all this ly the "cracker" statesmanship of "the South," without one word of protest from that lefunct department, the Congress of the United States !

The Constitution of the United States anys that the power to declare war shall belong exclusively to the Congress of the United States. But the Congress of the United States has been shamelessly ignored. In furtherance of the God-given "cracker" mandate to "keep the nigger in his place," : niere Secretary of the Navy has nestined over the head of Congress the right to conquer and annex two nations and to establish on their shores

the "cracker-clemoerncy" of liis native Crrolina slitve:


It is high time that the Negro people of the Uniteil States call the hand of Josephus Daniels by nppealing to thc Legislature of the United States to resume its pu).. litical functions, investigate this high-handed outrage and impeach the Secretary of the Navy of high crimes and mindemennors ngninst the prence and gooel nanic of the United States. The orclinary excuse of cowards will not ohtnin in this casc. We would not be violating any law--wartime or other---Init, on the contrary, we should loc striving to put an end to a Nagrant violation of the Constitution itself on the part of a higli officer, who took sını onth to mnininin, stipport and defenil it. This is our right and our duty. Irishmen, on behalf of Ireland, sell the bonds of an Irish loan to free Ireland from the tyranny of Britain-with whom we are 100 friendly terms-on the very steps of New York's City Hall, while we black people are not manly cnonigh to get up even a petition on behinf of our brothers in Hayti.

Out upon wtich crnwling cowardlice! Konteseyo nlnves, and show that thc spirit of liberty is not quite lend among you! You who clecteel "cletegnies" 10 go to it l'ence Conference to which you hnd neither ponssport nur invitation, on behinlf of bleeding Africa, get together and present a monster petition to the Americnn Congress, over which you have some control. Remember thint (icorge the Third engageel in n contest with these colonies because hic had trouble at home. He could not defeat the Pitts, Burkes and foxes at Riome, and wanted to win prestige from the coloninis. Hind he sticceeded in setting his fourt on their neck, he would have returned home with increnscol prestige and power to bend the free spirits of

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