Mid 20s wrote:
Yesu y3 Ghanani wrote:For those of you who do not know...Ghana is a pan African country and, one of the biggest Pan-African countries... The colors are Pan-African colors... The red black and green are the BLACK liberations colors... The General is a Pan-Africanist and, a student of the black power movement!
well there's a difference between Pan-African colours(Red, Green, Yellow) and Black Liberation colours(Red, Black, Green)
They are pretty much the same. The concept comes from Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Ghana's colours are Red, Yellow, Green, and Black (the Black star). The yellow was superimposed to symbolize the wealth of the land primarily Gold. After all Ghana used to be called the Gold Coast. The Black nationalist Red, Black, Green pretty much says the same; the yellow is omitted. However, what the yellow stands for is embedded in the Green which stands for Africa, its lush vegetation and land. Steel Pulse's 'Rally round the flag' employs the Ghana colours to make the case:
Red -- for blood of our people (ancestors)
Green -- for land Africa
Yellow --- for the Gold that they stole
Black -- for the people (that they looted)
The combination of the colours regardless, the undercurrent of the message is the pain, struggle, and hope of African peoples.