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"Malcolm, Liberation, Jihad and Justice: Righteous Warrior and Witness to the World"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 May 2008
The day of birth and welcome into the world of Al Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Min. Malcolm X, May 19, remains a special and sacred day of remembrance, marking and meditation for the advocates of our organization ... read more >>
"In Reconciliation and Repair: Obama, Wright and the Rest of Us"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 May 2008
We are again as always standing with our foremother, Harriet Tubman, at a crossroad and critical juncture of history and heavy responsibility: ominous howling and barking in the background; the hounds ... read more >>
"Taking Lives and Faking Justice: Code Blue and Casualty Black”
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 May 2008
It clearly would be a welcomed and rightful relief if we could, following and expanding on Barak Obama’s initial appeal, actually erase racialized discourse, eliminate the many subtle and savage ... read more >>
“In Honor of Aimé Césaire: Thinking Clearly and Dangerously”
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 April 2008
Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), one of the great minds and men of African people and the world, made transition last Thursday at the age of 94, rising up in radiance, highly valued and vindicated ... read more >>
Obama, Elections and the Movement: Problematics and Challenges of Change
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 April 2008
This election, like those before it, generates its own special illusions, born of both unbridled hope and unrestrained hype, constantly nurtured as another needed “hook” to insure success ... read more >>
Repairing and Remaking the World: An Environmental Vision of Justice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 April 2008
As Earth Day approaches this year, it an important provides an opportunity to focus on critical environmental issues in a post-Katrina era of devastating storms and flooding, increasingly disastrous ... read more >>
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 April 2008
Dr. Maulana Karenga The 40th 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 ... read more >>
Healing and Hope with Obama: Negotiating Race, Racism and Reconciliation
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Some of us are sufficiently satisfied just to share space and special moments with them, to have them turn and tell us something nice, to smile at us without racial arrogance, paternalism, maternalism ... read more >>
Jeremiah, Jesus and Doing Justice: Obama’s Church, Challenge and Campaign
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 March 2008
Has it actually come to this, Black people, that White folks now dare to choose our church, approve and disapprove our pastor and dictate the spiritual and social content of our sermons without blinking, ... read more >>
Singing History ith Sonia Sanchez: An Unfinished and Unfinishable Poem
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 March 2008
At the heart of our shared history as a people and as Black women and men is this need and search for a way to live and love fully and freely and create the conditions under which we can do both. In ... read more >>
Black Women In and As History: Sustainers of the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 March 2008
March marks the beginning of Black History Month II (Women Focus), called in other quarters Women’s History Month, but whatever is done or decided in the larger society or even the world, the question ... read more >>
Life Lessons of History: Our Ancestors and Ancient Egypt
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 28 February 2008
At the center of our celebration of our history is recognition of the fruitful resources it offers us in both learning and life and our conscious commitment to pay rightful hommage to our ancestors, ... read more >>
Malcolm X, History and Struggle: Grounding, Insight and Action
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 21 February 2008
It is Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, freedom fighter, warrior-priest and prophet, opener of a new way to understand ourselves and the world, who taught the indispensability of an effective knowledge ... read more >>
Black Love: A Complementary and Species-Compelling Need
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 February 2008
It is not an exaggeration to state that there is no issue of greater importance, urgency or enduring impact in terms of the foundation, functioning and future of us as a community and a people than the ... read more >>
History, Heritage & Self-forgetfulness: Renewing Memory and Continuing Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 February 2008
It is in these months of February and March, designated as Black History Month I (General Focus) and Black History Month II (Women Focus) that we have set aside time and space to celebrate ourselves ... read more >>
Transcending Race with Barack Obama: Red-Necking with Arkansas Bill
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 January 2008
Just when the established-order media had declared the maturing of White America beyond race, and Tiger Woods had graciously forgiven a White woman acquaintance for an on-TV joke about lynching him; ... read more >>
Haiti and Africa Inside Us: The Sacrifice, Grandeur and Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 January 2008
This month, January 1, marks the 204th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution and offers one of African peoples’ most impressive and important gifts to humanity. For Haiti is our shared heritage, ... read more >>
King, Obama and the Movement: Keeping Faith in the Future
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 January 2008
In this month in which we dedicate serious and sustained remembrance, reflection and recommitment to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, it is only appropriate that we reject the corporate ... read more >>
An Ambivalent Embrace of Obama: The Maturity or Masking of America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 January 2008
It is a fundamental lesson of our history, witnessed and inscribed in the hard-rock reality of our daily lives and enduring struggle, that there is no easy walk or way to freedom, no shortcut or quick ... read more >>
Notes for the New Year: Ancient African Ethical Teachings
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 January 2008
Now, at the beginning of this the year of our people 6248, let us again, in the tradition of our ancestors, wish for African people everywhere, as well as all the peoples of the world: blessings without ... read more >>
Bowing in Obeisance to Balozi: In Rightful Recognition and Instruction
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 20 December 2007
The sacred teachings of the Husia tell us that “Better than riches and royal linen is to do good for those who recognize and respect it.” It is a teaching on paying rightful hommage and due ... read more >>
Engaging the Issue of HIV/AIDS: No Room or Reason for Illusions
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 December 2007
For a long and loss-laden time now, a terrible and terrifying entity has been stalking members of the Black community, day and night, across class, gender, age, sexuality and religious lines. It has ... read more >>
Measuring the Success of the Summit: Transmitting and Modeling Leadership
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Speaking on the need and nature of education, W.E.B. DuBois reminded us that real and relevant education means sharing knowledge not only about how to make a living, but also how to make a life, i.e., ... read more >>
Beyond Polls and Pathological Discourse: Transforming Ourselves and the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 November 2007
The recent release of a poll by the Pew Research Center on Black people’s attitudes has the dubious distinction of being about a community it suggests no longer exists or at least it makes no sense ... read more >>
Rereading and Retrieving Douglass:Leadership Born of Earnest Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 November 2007
There is no more noble or needed leadership than that which is “born of earnest struggle”, that which comes into being on the battlefield for freedom, justice and good in the world, and which ... read more >>

 

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