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Reaffirming Our Right to Exist
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 March 2010
Reaffirming Our Right to Exist: A Transformative Black AgendaDr. Maulana KarengaNo matter how innocent the concerns and conversations seem, the interrelated questions of whether we need to have and celebrate ... read more >>
Obama Overboard
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 December 2009
Obama Overboard:Foundering in the Waters of WarDr. Maulana KarengaAnd so, peace must be postponed, affordable housing and healthcare delayed, clean air and renewable energy assigned a less important place ... read more >>
Rereading and Retrieving Douglass
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 December 2009
Rereading and Retrieving Douglass: Leadership Born of Earnest StruggleThere is no more noble or needed leadership than that which is "born of earnest struggle", that which comes into being on the battlefield ... read more >>
Storm-Riding With Thurman
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 December 2009
Storm-Riding With ThurmanA Depthful and Disciplined SpiritualityIn the midst of constant reports of economic bad weather and expanding war, melting polar caps and dwindling forests, increasing poverty, ... read more >>
Sojourner For A Season
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 November 2009
Sojourner For A Season: Truth-Speaker For LifeThere is no written or reliable record on the day of her birth, but we do know the date of her transition, November 26, 1883; and we know too some central ... read more >>
Deaths and Wounds of War
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 12 November 2009
Deaths and Wounds of War: Signs and Symptoms at HomeSpeaking in the context of an earlier war being waged against fascism, Paul Robeson noted that "The battlefront is everywhere; there is no sheltered ... read more >>
Wigging, Weaving and Burning Away Blackness
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 November 2009
Wigging, Weaving and Burning Away Blackness: Post-Racial Hair and HopeLet's not pretend Chris Rock's recent film, "Good Hair", revealed any well-concealed secrets about how Black people, especially Black ... read more >>
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 October 2009
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and MissionThere is so much damage done to memory and mission in our lives and to our sense of self by large and small concessions to the constant ... read more >>
Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer: Leader with the Shining Light
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 October 2009
Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer: Leader with the Shining LightDr. Maulana KarengaShe was a leader with a shining light lifted high and unwavering in the harsh winds of history, reminding us there is no real ... read more >>
The Death of Derrion Albert
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 October 2009
The Death of Derrion Albert: Living and Dying in AmericaThere has been a torrent of expressions of rightful outrage, profound shock and shared grief over the brutal and callous killing of Derrion Albert ... read more >>
Essential Teachings of Messenger Muhammad
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Essential Teachings of Messenger Muhammad: A Careful Kawaida ReadingDr. Maulana KarengaThis is a careful Kawaida reading of some of the essential teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in rightful ... read more >>
Celebrating Nkrumah's Centenary
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 September 2009
Celebrating Nkrumah's Centenary: Reflections on His Unfolding LegacyThere is no end to the lessons we can learn from careful and continuous study of the lives of the great men and women who distinguish ... read more >>
Caring for Caster Semenya
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Caring for Caster Semenya: Defending Her Sense of SelfThe international public pillorying of the world champion runner, Ms. Caster Semenya, raises a series of red flags of rightful concerns, but none more ... read more >>
Us at 44
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 September 2009
Us at 44Remembrance, Reflections and ReaffirmationThe year 1965 was for Us, even before our founding, a momentous year defined both by ultimate sacrifice and intensified struggle-the assassination and ... read more >>
The Ethics of Healthcare
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 September 2009
The Ethics of Healthcare: Essential Kawaida ConsiderationsThe issue of healthcare emerges as a central ethical issue of our time, as a matter of life and death, revealing the presence or absence of evidence ... read more >>
Re-reading and Reflecting on James Baldwin
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 August 2009
The last time I saw James Baldwin was at a memorial colloquium on Hoyt Fuller at Cornell University in 1984, talking as always about the problematic reality and responsibility of race and writing, about ... read more >>
Africa United, Renewed and Resurgent
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 August 2009
African Renaissance, as an urgent project and promise, has, from the beginning, always envisioned and involved four fundamental interrelated aspects: liberation, unity, development and Africa's self-conscious ... read more >>
Honoring the Watts Revolt
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 August 2009
The Watts Revolt of 1965 August 11 still stands as a historical moment and marker of a turning point in the Black Freedom Struggle, signaling the historical exhaustion and end of the Civil Rights phase ... read more >>
Race, Rights, Police and President
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 July 2009
We do not have to be weathermen or women to know that the winds of transformation and struggle don't always blow the way we want, do not always rush and roar, but often go slow, die down, become breezes, ... read more >>
"Obama, Us and Others: The Problematic of Being President"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 July 2009
The presidency of Barack Obama poses a particular problematic for us as African people, not only because we see it as a historic victory against all odds and one we helped shape and proudly share, but ... read more >>
"Obama in Africa: Rethinking Reality and Responsibility"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 July 2009
In spite of the current usefulness of his color, the progressive character of his consciousness and his early and often-stated desire to repair and remake the country and the world, Barack Hussein Obama ... read more >>
Rollercoasting with Michael Jackson
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 July 2009
The recent flood and flurry of activities and conversations around Michael Jackson's earlier rise and fall and now his resurrection as a central subject of national and global focus represents an E-ride ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 July 2009
As we prepare for the July 4th celebrations and contemplate the racial meaning of the post-racial message of the Supreme Court's recent decision on affirmative action in favor of Whites, and as President ... read more >>
Libation for Limbiko Tembo
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 June 2009
This is a libation, sacred words and water, spoken and poured in remembrance and honor, in ever-growing gratitude, ever-enduring love and everlasting appreciation of you, Limbiko Tembo, our sister, special, ... read more >>
Foundations for Black Fatherhood
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 June 2009
As we move this month towards Father's Day, let us pause and pay due hommage to those fathers who have kept their commitment, honored their obligations, and sacrificed and struggled to take care of their ... read more >>



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