Friday, May 22, 2015
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Practicing Principles and Creating Good in the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 December 2014
Kwanzaa, as an African American and pan-African holiday, is a celebration of family, community and culture and takes place from December 26 through January 1. This ... read more >>
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 November 2014
The histories and holidays of the oppressed, colonized and enslaved are, of necessity, different from the history and holidays of the oppressor, the colonizer and the enslaver. Likewise, their interpretations ... read more >>
Midterm Tea Without Sympathy: Shifting Places in Race-Based Seats
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 November 2014
Dr. Maulana Karenga  No matter what else is read into the results of the midterm elections, as I argued in 2010, it does not signal the end of time or the end of the world as we know it. Nor does it ... read more >>
For Love and Struggle: Striving for the Greater Good
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 November 2014
  No matter what we say about the demands of the Movement or the struggle to change society and the world and bring a new history into being,the wide sweep of history ultimately finds its foundation ... read more >>
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight Part II
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 09 October 2014
    Part II. Clearly, Us saw and defined itself as a revolutionary vanguard organization and second to none in its ideology, intention and practice directed toward radical transformation of self, society ... read more >>
Garvey’s Letters from Atlanta:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 26 August 2014
Rebuilding and Becoming the Whirlwind and Storm: Throughout the global African community, we gather together this month to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Universal Negro Improvement Association ... read more >>
Sustainers of the World: A Classical African Conception of Womanhood
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 20 March 2014
As we close out this month of celebration, commemoration and meditation in special and rightful hommage to African women and to women as a whole, it is important to reaffirm our continuing commitment to ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 March 2013
The 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. calls for us not only to pause to pay rightful hommage to him and the great gift of life he gave us, but it also calls for us to ... read more >>
Creating and Killing Christopher DornerPart II: An American Saga and Sign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 28 February 2013
It comes as no surprise that even though most people do not condone or defend all that Dorner did, they still feel he had strong grounds for his grievances. For Black people and other communities of ... read more >>
Cherishing and Choosing Life: Black Ethics, Culture and HIV/AIDS
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 25 February 2013
This time of marking National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, finds us as a people again as ever, on the battlefield for a better way forward; for social and racial justice; for equal consideration, ... read more >>
Founder's Annual Kwanzaa Message "Kwanzaa, Us and the Well-being of the World: A Courageous Questioning"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 13 December 2012
The celebration and season of Kwanzaa is a deeply meaningful and special time of remembrance, reflection and recommitment for us as a people throughout the world African community. It is a time of appreciative ... read more >>
Reconsidering Racial Justice:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 03 October 2012
Some Necessary Notes The history of Black people in this country is a complex, engaging and thought-compelling history, a history of Holocaust and enduring hope; of savage enslavement and yet an unsupressable ... read more >>
Ethical Insights from Odu Ifa:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 September 2012
  Choosing to be Chosen Nowhere is the profundity and beauty of African spirituality more apparent than in the Odu Ifa, the sacred text of the spiritual and ethical tradition of Ifa, which is one of ... read more >>
Rebuilding A Culture of Struggle: Breaking Chains Instead of Hugging Them
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga 24 August 2012
To refresh our memories of ourselves at our best, to recommit ourselves to principles and practices that demand and draw from us the excellent, uplifting and enduring, and to rebuild our Liberation Movement ... read more >>
Maintaining +Malcolm's Legacy:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 May 2012
Practicing the Morality of RemembranceClearly, Min. Malcolm X was/is a giant in a generation of great leaders, a moral teacher that lifted up the light that lasts, and a leader who like the top of the ... read more >>
Notes from the Battlefield:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Trayvon, Strategy and StruggleIn thinking deep and determined about the strategy and struggle for justice for Trayvon Martin and all the other Black boys and men, and persons and peoples of color similarly ... read more >>
For Trayvon and Our People:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 April 2012
Radical Racial and Social JusticeThe savage and senseless murder of Trayvon Martin drives another nail in the coffin of "post-racial" confusion and double-talk about the devastating racial and racist reality ... read more >>
Institutionalizing the Afrocentric Initiative:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Securing a Centered Way ForwardOn Saturday, 2011 March 17 in Philadelphia, Dr. Molefi Asante, his wife and co-worker, Ana Yenenga Asante, and his colleague, Dr. Ama Mazama, opened the Molefi Kete Asante ... read more >>
Black Women, HIV/AIDS and Health:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 March 2012
Towards An Undisputed DignityThe critical juncture in history at which we stand now, confronting the devastating scourge we call HIV/AIDS is an unprecedented and precarious situation, aggravated and made ... read more >>
Black History, Red Tails & Tuskegee:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 February 2012
Critical Conversations 'Bout OurselvesNo matter what we think, say or write about the movie Red Tails, about its message, meaning, worthiness or weight, the discussion is ultimately and unavoidably about ... read more >>
Reclaiming King:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 January 2012
Matters of Race, Reflection and PracticeIf the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to be more than a corporate and foundation-funded program of safe, de-Africanized and ... read more >>
Righteous Reflection on Being African:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 January 2012
A Kwanzaa MeditationDuring this Kwanzaa, as always and as our ancestors centuries before us, we gather together again to celebrate and share the good we've gained and garnered; to remember in reverence ... read more >>
Symbols and Insights of Kwanzaa:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 December 2011
Deep Meanings and Expansive MessageKwanzaa was conceived as a special time and space for meditating on the rich and varied ways of being and becoming African in the world. One focus for such culturally-grounded ... read more >>
Commemorating Loss, Cherishing Life:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 December 2011
Us, HIV/AIDS and Lessons LearnedEach year we mark and find great value and meaning in commemorating World AIDS Day, December 1, for it is good and right to remember and pay homage to the millions whose ... read more >>
Holding America and Obama Accountable: Part 2
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 December 2011
 Crafting a Protocol and PracticeThe urgent need to develop a well-conceived and conscientiously practiced protocol of exchange concerning how we discuss and approach President Obama emerges from the ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash