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Reading Revolution Into Revolt: Cautionary Notes on North Africa
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 February 2011
 It is only normal, even natural, that as the people of Tunisia and Egypt rose up in righteous rebellion, we would rejoice at their rising, reaffirming the essentiality and urgency of their resistance, ... read more >>
Black History: Its Meaning, Message and Forward Motion
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 February 2011
 As we move into the celebration of Black History Month, we must ask ourselves how do we pay proper hommage to this sacred narrative we know as Black History? How do we think and talk about this, the ... read more >>
Living the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Sacred Narrative and Model
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 January 2011
 Within the sacred narrative we know as Black history, there is a long list of prophets, messengers, saints and holy men and women, who walked the world from its beginning trying to discern the Divine, ... read more >>
Remembering Resistance and Revolution: No Corporate Corner of History for Haiti
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 January 2011
 The life-and-freedom-affirming spirit of the Haitian Revolution still haunts the historical memory and current mind of those whose imperial lust for monopolized wealth and racial domination has not diminished ... read more >>
Quoting the Constitution in Public:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 January 2011
 Whistlin' Dixie in the Dark It is a sign of the rough and jagged edges of the times in which we live, this surreal juncture of history where we encounter and are cultivated to accept, with minimum and ... read more >>
New Year, Enduring Issues:
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 January 2011
 Crafting an Agenda, Rebuilding a MovementThe issues, events, concerns and conflicts that affected our lives and informed our struggles of 2010 still stretch out before us as vital and unfinished work, ... read more >>
"Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba An Ethics of Sharing Good in the World"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 27 December 2010
Annual Founder's Kwanzaa Message"Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba An Ethics of Sharing Good in the World"Dr. Maulana KarengaIn its most essential understanding and expression, Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, ... read more >>
Coming Into Compton: The Continuous Quest for Quality Education
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 December 2010
Coming Into Compton: The Continuous Quest for Quality EducationDr. Maulana KarengaThe recent petition initiative of a group of parents in the Compton Unified School District to turn McKinley Elementary ... read more >>
Red-flagging and Sacrificing Rangel
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 December 2010
Red-flagging and Sacrificing Rangel: Hypocrisy and Hurrah in the HouseDr. Maulana KarengaThere is something repulsively hypocritical and self-servingly wrong in the way Congress conducted its business ... read more >>
Overcoming Catastrophe in Haiti
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 December 2010
Overcoming Catastrophe in Haiti:Election Illusions and Continued StruggleThere are rumors and scattered reports that there were democratic elections in Haiti last Sunday, but it is difficult to take seriously ... read more >>
Waiting for Words of Justice
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 July 2010
Waiting for Words of Justice:A Rightful and Dangerous ExpectationDr. Maulana KarengaWe are all waiting for words of justice, as I write this piece, waiting for simple justice, the rightful expectation ... read more >>
Ukubuyisa for Seba Limbiko Tembo
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 July 2010
Ukubuyisa for Seba Limbiko Tembo:Righteous Remembrance and ReturningDr. Maulana KarengaThis June is the anniversary month for marking the end of the traditional period of family mourning and commemorating ... read more >>
The Ideal and Ethics of Ubuntu
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 June 2010
The Ideal and Ethics of Ubuntu: A Kawaida ConversationDr. Maulana KarengaCheikh Anta Diop rightly raised the still relevant, even urgent, question of our finding within ourselves the will and way to reach ... read more >>
Beyond Species Arrogance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 June 2010
Beyond Species Arrogance:Living Lightly and Humbly on the EarthDr. Maulana KarengaClearly there are hard and humbling lessons to be learned from the human and ecological disaster directly caused by British ... read more >>
Resisting the Erasure of Blackness
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 10 June 2010
Resisting the Erasure of Blackness:Human Rights and Racial JusticeDr. Maulana KarengaThere is a war being waged against the concept, consciousness and practice of Blackness, against our understanding and ... read more >>
Rebuilding A Culture of Struggle
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 03 June 2010
Rebuilding A Culture of Struggle:Breaking Chains Instead of Hugging ThemDr. Maulana KarengaTo refresh our memories of ourselves at our best, to recommit ourselves to principles and practices that demand ... read more >>
A Rightful Reading of History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 13 May 2010
A Rightful Reading of History:Culture, Consciousness and StruggleDr. Maulana KarengaA rightful reading of history and the signs our times unavoidably evokes concerns and calls for a critical assessment ... read more >>
The Confederate Mind of America
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 06 May 2010
The Confederate Mind of America:Double-Consciousness and Double-DealingDr. Maulana KarengaWith all due respect to the eminence and awesome insightfulness of W.E.B. DuBois, it is not only de-centered and ... read more >>
Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 April 2010
Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height:A Continuing Providential Presence Among UsDr. Maulana KarengaDr. Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912-April 20, 2010) made her transition last week from this life to the ... read more >>
Standing With Paul Robeson
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 April 2010
Standing With Paul Robeson:Refusing to Change With the WeatherDr. Maulana KarengaAmong the sacred names of our honored ancestors which we raise and praise this month, let us pay homage and pour libation ... read more >>
African Renaissance and Cultural Consciousness
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 April 2010
African Renaissance and Cultural Consciousness: Standing on Sacred GroundDr. Maulana KarengaFor Tiamoyo and me, our trips to Africa are never simply to see ancient wonders or witness modern problems and ... read more >>
African Renaissance and Reaffirmation
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 April 2010
African Renaissance and Reaffirmation:Celebration and Remembrance in SenegalOur delegation landed in Dakar, Senegal, without illusions about what was still to be done to achieve an African Renaissance, ... read more >>
Resurrection and Righteous Renewal
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 April 2010
Resurrection and Righteous Renewal:Insights From Kemet, Garvey and MuhammadDuring the general welcoming of spring and the Christian celebration of Easter, concepts of new life, resurrection and righteous ... read more >>
Meditating on Woman in the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 24 March 2010
Meditating on Woman in the World:Sacred Sources from Ancient AfricaDr. Maulana KarengaAs March, Black History Month II-Women Focus, comes to an end, and with it, all the special speeches, learned lectures, ... read more >>
Playin' and Preying on 'Precious'
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 17 March 2010
Playin' and Preying on 'Precious':Peddling Pain and Racial PathologyDr. Maulana KarengaIn a real and deep-rooted sense, it's not even 'bout the movie Precious, but about the People precious, about the ... read more >>

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