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The Sacred Narrative of Africans:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 November 2011
A Chosen and Challenged PeopleEach day and beyond the set-aside celebration and commemoration of our history, it is essential that we reaffirm who we are and our obligation to honor this identity and the ... read more >>
An Inconvenient Genocide:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 October 2011
Ethnic Cleansing and Racial Lynching in LibyaIt is, perhaps, part of our self-focused consciousness and convenient forgetfulness as a country and not wanting to know or acknowledge the real suffering of ... read more >>
Choosing to Be African:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 October 2011
Struggling and Striving Ever UpwardIn the 60's when we first collectively declared that we are an African people, we did not do so simply to reaffirm our historical source of origin and reclaim a history ... read more >>
Malcolm and Kawaida on Culture:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 September 2011
Recovery, Revolution and ResistanceThe current conversations surrounding the rightful and wrongful reading of the life and legacy of Malcolm X and the 46th anniversary this month (September 7, 1965) of ... read more >>
Contemplating Anna Julia Cooper:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 August 2011
The Undisputed Dignity of WomanhoodAccepting her doctorate from the Sorbonne of France, at the age of 65, Dr. Anna Julia Cooper said, "I take at your hands . . . this diploma, not as a symbol of cold intellectual ... read more >>
Manufactured Maids, Mammies and Falsified History:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 18 August 2011
No White Help WantedWith all due respect to our beloved, beleaguered, besieged and still-believing President, cottonland consciousness and practices are still with us, in life and literature, at sites ... read more >>
Remembering the Watts Revolt:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 August 2011
 Living the Legacy of ResistanceWe are a long ways from those first solemn and joyous commemorations of the Watts Revolt in which we paid rightful hommage to the martyrs, gave due deference to the injured, ... read more >>
"Garvey's Lessons of Life and Work:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 August 2011
Being the Best of Ourselves"The month of August easily brings to mind the Honorable Marcus Garvey who stands as a model and monument in this sacred narrative we name and know as African history. Certainly, ... read more >>
Conversations with Dr. Carver:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 July 2011
The Languages and Lessons of NatureGeorge Washington Carver (July 12, 1884-1943) was a remarkable and multidimensional man, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century, whose impressive intellectual ... read more >>
Kawaida, Reaffirmation and Resistance:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 July 2011
Cultivating A Culture of StruggleThis 33rd Annual Seminar in Social Theory and Practice to be held July 24-30, 2011 at the Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies (Us) here in Los Angeles, like all our ... read more >>
The Liberation Psychology of Frantz Fanon:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 July 2011
Struggle as Normative and Necessary To have read Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) in the original French or the translated English, especially The Wretched of the Earth, and to grasp and embrace his understanding ... read more >>
Jaramogi, Social Justice and Church:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 July 2011
 Black Liberation Theology and StruggleIn an age of established-order funding of faith, the shameless transformation of social gospel teaching into preaching and praying for wealth, and an increased self-silencing ... read more >>
Soweto, Simba and African Youth:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 June 2011
Young Lions in Life and StruggleThe observation of African Youth Day this month throughout the world African community to mark the Soweto Uprising, 1976 June 16, again provides us with a focused opportunity ... read more >>
Criticizing Obama and the Established Order:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 June 2011
Complexity, Compromise and ConsequencesIf there is one lesson to be lifted and learned from the storm of enraged and relentless attacks on the motive, commitment and character of Professor Cornel West, ... read more >>
African Liberation Day:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 26 May 2011
Harriet Tubman at the Crossroads, Menelik at AduaThis African Liberation Day, we are, as ever, at a critical time of turning and testing and we are again standing at the crossroads of history with Harriet ... read more >>
The Meaning and Measure of Malcolm:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 May 2011
 Remembrance and Rightful ReadingThe life and legacy of Min. Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, weighs heavy in the scales of African and human history, measuring as a mountain's weight against the ... read more >>
Bloodlust, Celebration and Bin Laden:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 May 2011
An Unseemly Sense of JusticeMaybe this should be raised after September 11, or if now, discussed in church, mosque, synagogue and temple, those places set aside for conversations about the moral and meaningful, ... read more >>
Reinventing Malcolm with Marable: (Part III)
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 May 2011
Pursuing Pathology by Another NameRegardless of all the other philosophical and factual flaws that weaken and undermine the structural and intellectual integrity of Marable's work, the reef and rock on ... read more >>
Reinventing Malcolm with Marable: (Part II)
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 May 2011
Pursuing Pathology by Another NameMarable's re-invented Malcolm is deconstructed and pieced back together in such problematic and unproductive ways, the project clearly falls short of his goal to provide ... read more >>
Reinventing Malcolm with Marable:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 21 April 2011
Pursuing Pathology by Another NameEvery work reflects, consciously or unconsciously, a philosophical framework within which it is rooted, conceived and carried out, no matter what claims are made about ... read more >>
Wangari Maathi and Serudj Ta:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 April 2011
Facing Mt. Kenya, Repairing the WorldThis month during which we celebrate Earth Day and the birthday of one of earth's most honored, capable and committed advocates, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, author ... read more >>
Sustainers of the World:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 31 March 2011
A Classical African Conception of WomanhoodAs 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 ... read more >>
Planning Plunder of Libya in Paris:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 March 2011
Resurrecting Bismarck in BerlinIn spite of centuries of pretentious practice and specious claims and clamor about commitment to the rights, dignity and equality of men and women, White supremacy finds ... read more >>
Crossing the Bridge at Selma:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 March 2011
Remembrance, Reflection and ResistanceIt was said in the 60s that Selma, Alabama was a most violent site and vivid symbol of southern injustice and savage oppression, but that it was also a decisive battleground ... read more >>
Black Women's History:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 March 2011
Celebrating Miracles, Wonders and StruggleThis is the month for celebrating the miracles and wonders we call Black women, that other half of our community which makes us, as a people, whole, these equal ... read more >>

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