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Let’s Help Children of Color Breathe Easier
November 20, 2015
When breathing is easy, we can think, create, and live fuller lives. But for many communities in Los Angeles, breathing is easier said than done. There are days where I look out the window, and can’t see the mountains that surround Los Angeles. On those days, I unconsciously avoid looking at the air we are breathing, yet I know that the smog will be heavier in the lungs of children in my community who have asthma. ... read more »
The Sacred Narrative of Nat Turner: Engaging the Great Work of Freedom
November 18, 2015
Part II. The birth and coming-into-being of Nat Turner (October 2, 1800) was surely a bad omen for the oppressor but a sign and wonder for the oppressed. ... read more »
November 18, 2015
  Larry Aubry                                                                                                         Here’s What’s Holding Black Students Back from Pre-School Through College (L A Times, 10/24/15) addresses barriers that prevent Black students from receiving a quality education. ... read more »
Reflecting on Racial Justice: Some Necessary Notes
November 12, 2015
The history of Black people in this country is a complex, engaging and thought-compelling history, a history of Holocaust and enduring hope; of savage enslavement and yet an unsupressable desire and demand for freedom. ... read more »
November 12, 2015
Larry Aubry                                                                                             The spotlight on the horrific killing of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford- and countless others, raises serious questions, including whether the impact of their deaths was just a fleeting moment of outrage, ... read more »
November 5, 2015
                                                                                               The chaotic community meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti at Holman United Methodist Church on October 19th also underscored a lack of unity among Black organizations and Black Leadership in Los Angeles. ... read more »
The Sacred Narrative of Nat Turner: Engaging the Great Work of Freedom
November 5, 2015
  Part 1. When we remember and recount the sacred narrative of Nat Turner, we must remember also the Kawaida fundamental teaching that our oppressor cannot be our teacher, ... read more »
Choosing to Be African: Struggling and Striving Ever Upward
November 5, 2015
  In 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 as old as humanity itself. ... read more »
Seeking Justice or Else: A Prediction and Promise of Righteous Struggle
October 22, 2015
  Although we of Us supported the Justice or Else! 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March and I had participated in the early planning and organizing initiatives and had been invited to speak, ... read more »
October 22, 2015
  Larry Aubry                                                                                               The current buzz in local educational circles around billionaire Eli Broad and cohorts’ controversial half-billion dollar proposal for 360 new LAUSD charter schools is getting louder. ... read more »
Essential Teachings of Messenger Muhammad: A Careful Kawaida Reading
October 15, 2015
This is a careful Kawaida reading of some of the essential teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in rightful remembrance and respect of his life and work in the wilderness of oppression and illusion in this country, ... read more »
October 15, 2015
  Recent surveys indicate the nation is more polarized than ever over immigration. However, Black immigrants, whose concerns are as important and pressing as any other immigrant groups’, ... read more »
Marchin’ Towards A Movement: Movin’ Toward Liberation and Justice
October 8, 2015
Dr. Maulana Karenga     It is a fundamental and timeless teaching in our sacred text, the Husia, that we are obligated “to bear witness to truth and set the scales of justice in their proper place among those who have no voice”, ... read more »
October 8, 2015
Larry Aubry   The high profile killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and more recently, Michael Brown and other Black men senselessly killed by the police, ... read more »
Nguzo Saba’s and Us’ 50th Anniversary: A Unique and Enduring Achievement
October 1, 2015
This is a beautiful, uplifting and momentous point and place in our history as an organization, the reaching of our 50th Anniversary. It is an anniversary brought into being by continuous work, ... read more »
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