Thursday, May 28, 2015
Annual Founder's Kwanzaa Message1966-42nd Anniversary-2008
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 December 2008
This season of the celebration of Kwanzaa comes at a time of heightened hope and historic turning, not only for us as a people, but also for this country and the world. There is this wide-spread sense ... read more >>
Justice and Dignity For All of Us
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 December 2008
As the world marks and meditates on the meaning of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued December 10, 1948, it is especially important for us as an African people ... read more >>
Concerning Kwanzaa, Race and Religion: Particular, Universal and Common Ground
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 December 2008
Each year the coming of Kwanzaa brings a sense of joyful satisfaction of having created something unique, beautiful and beneficial for our people. It also reminds me of the extensive and enjoyable ... read more >>
Choosing Life in an Era of HIV/AIDS
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 December 2008
Clearly, HIV/AIDS is one of the defining issues of our era, a raging and relentless epidemic which places us at a precarious crossroads and crisis, and which challenges us to choose life and to reject ... read more >>
Taking Struggle Seriously
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 November 2008
The conference was called for focused reflection, essential and engaging discussion and an uplifting look into the strengths and possibilities inherent in us as a people. And it included addressing ... read more >>
Blaming Blacks For White Behavior
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 November 2008
To themselves, the country and the world, many Whites are in the midst of some serious self-congratulatory posturing and projection, claiming a change not yet achieved, a move from racism in no ways ... read more >>
Reimagining the Future With Obama
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 November 2008
It is not difficult to recognize or respect the remarkable moment in the history of this country that the election of Barack Obama represents, nor the profound and particular meaning it has for us ... read more >>
From Ancient Egypt to Barack Obama:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 November 2008
We are, by almost everyone's assessment, on the threshold of a new historical opening, marked first by the sure and certain coming occupation of the office of president and the White House by a ... read more >>
On Death Row with Troy Davis:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 October 2008
Say what you want or will, there is something ethically savage and socially unseemly about engaging in official killing as an object lesson, preventive measure or pretension of doing it in the name ... read more >>
Living Locally, Thinking Globally: A Call to Conference and Collaboration
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 October 2008
One of the greatest challenges facing us as a community in the context of a crisis-ridden, constantly changing national and global economy is to be continuously aware of things in process, to be able ... read more >>
Fostering Fear and Selling Insanity: Bullpittin and Spittin with Palin/McCain
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 October 2008
So, it has already started-that which we hoped wouldn't happen, but knew in our hearts it certainly would-the public hissing and howling of racial hatred at Sen. Barack Obama at rallies and radio ... read more >>
Fannie Lou Hamer Walking Off the Plantation: Questioning and Transforming America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Fannie Lou Hamer was born 1917 October 6 in Mississippi in the midst of the racial madness and social mayhem called White supremacy in which walls of brutal separation were built in life and law to ... read more >>
Debating Downward:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 October 2008
They came to debate in the midst of the country's and economy's descent into depression or something precariously similar, a slow or quick road to ruin rooted in the chickens-coming-home-to-roost ... read more >>
Us, The Movement and Memory: In the Winds and Scales of History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 September 2008
It is, indeed, no easy thing or feather-light thought to raise up one day and dare enter, stand firm and hold fast in the harsh and heavy winds of history that rise and whirl around and within the ... read more >>
Death and Devastation in Haiti:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 September 2008
The devastation is almost unimaginable, but in some ways reminiscent of Katrina, and yet so different from the damage done by Ike in Galveston. This is so not only because of the human casualties and ... read more >>
Guarding Against the Guardians: Seeking Sanctuary from Civil Servants
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 September 2008
The fourth police killing in four months in Inglewood brings to mind a series of sobering thoughts about the state of things concerning what is strangely, yet commonly, called "police/community ... read more >>
Michelle Obama: Fighting for the World As It Should Be
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 28 August 2008
Only a hater, moon-howler or holdout from another time, could honestly deny the awesome beauty and meaning of Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention speech with her consummate self-presentation, ... read more >>
Emulating Marcus and Amy Garvey: Lessons in Love and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 August 2008
Each August, the month of Marcus Garvey's birth, we focus on lessons he has left us, and in these times of stress, strain and troubled togetherness for so many Black men and women, lessons gleaned ... read more >>
Post-Black and Continuous White: Misreading the Meaning of Obama
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 August 2008
Wishing away Blackness while perpetuating the privileging of Whiteness is not the most effective or ensuring way to begin putting in place a new politics, nor is offering ongoing arguments, articles ... read more >>
Reparations, Resistance and Re-Reading History: Lessons in Politics and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 August 2008
The insightful assertion of our forefather, Frederick Douglass, that “if there is no struggle there is no progress” and that “power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and never ... read more >>
Obama in Berlin: A World-Encompassing Consciousness
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 July 2008
In spite of the early-man emotions and racialized reasoning that undergird continuing White ambivalence towards Barack Obama and that keep John McCain afloat and almost equal in the polls, no one can ... read more >>
Peddling Pathology in the Media: Selling Dream, Drama and Dread
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 July 2008
Whatever benefits one believes will result from the extended dissection and discussion of Black pathology in the TV “docu-drama”, “Black in America” and whatever its producers ... read more >>
Self-Reflection v. Genuflection: Obama, Jesse and Generation Talk
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 July 2008
Even if we maintain our iron-clad embrace of Obama and give him our whole heart, mind and soul, and our total say-what-you-want support, it is not wrong or irrational to save at least a little consideration ... read more >>
Affirmative Action and Racial Justice: Requiem, Reaffirmation and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 July 2008
It is clearly no accident or unintentional oversight that there has been no major marking or significant discussion, and in most cases not even minor mention, of the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court ... read more >>
Fire and Flowering for Gwen Brooks: Blooming in the Whirlwind
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 July 2008
The month of June has already folded into July and yet I still feel compelled to pay special hommage in this space to Gwendolyn Brooks-Blakely (1917 June 7-2000 December 3), although there is no way ... read more >>

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Events Calendar

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