Dr. Maulana Karenga Archives - Los Angeles Sentinel
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Practicing Principles and Creating Good in the World
December 25, 2014
Kwanzaa, as an African American and pan-African holiday, is a celebration of family, community and culture and takes place from December 26 through January 1. This seven-day holiday takes its name from the Swahili phase matunda ya kwanza which means “first fruits”, ... read more »
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
November 26, 2014
The histories and holidays of the oppressed, colonized and enslaved are, of necessity, different from the history and holidays of the oppressor, the colonizer and the enslaver. ... read more »
Midterm Tea Without Sympathy: Shifting Places in Race-Based Seats
November 20, 2014
Dr. Maulana Karenga  No matter what else is read into the results of the midterm elections, as I argued in 2010, it does not signal the end of time or the end of the world as we know it. ... read more »
For Love and Struggle: Striving for the Greater Good
November 13, 2014
No matter what we say about the demands of the Movement or the struggle to change society and the world and bring a new history into being,the wide sweep of history ultimately finds its foundation in the lives of the people who make it.For at the heart of the history we make are men and women working in partnership to pursue,do and bring forth good in the world. ... read more »
Kawaida, Cultural Nationalism and Struggle: Setting the Revolutionary Record Straight Part II
October 9, 2014
Part II. Clearly, Us saw and defined itself as a revolutionary vanguard organization and second to none in its ideology, intention and practice directed toward radical transformation of self, ... read more »
Garvey’s Letters from Atlanta:
August 26, 2014
Rebuilding and Becoming the Whirlwind and Storm: Throughout the global African community, we gather together this month to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and the birthday (August 17, ... read more »
Sustainers of the World: A Classical African Conception of Womanhood
March 20, 2014
As 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 to reaffirm our continuing commitment to respecting and securing the equal dignity and rights of women, ... read more »
Considering King’s Martyrdom and Message: Losing Illusions and Gaining Truth
March 28, 2013
The 45th 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, ... read more »
Creating and Killing Christopher DornerPart II: An American Saga and Sign
February 28, 2013
It comes as no surprise that even though most people do not condone or defend all that Dorner did, they still feel he had strong grounds for his grievances. ... read more »
Cherishing and Choosing Life: Black Ethics, Culture and HIV/AIDS
February 25, 2013
This time of marking National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, finds us as a people again as ever, on the battlefield for a better way forward; ... read more »
Founder’s Annual Kwanzaa Message “Kwanzaa, Us and the Well-being of the World: A Courageous Questioning”
December 13, 2012
The celebration and season of Kwanzaa is a deeply meaningful and special time of remembrance, reflection and recommitment for us as a people throughout the world African community. ... read more »
Reconsidering Racial Justice:
October 3, 2012
Some Necessary Notes 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 »
Ethical Insights from Odu Ifa:
September 5, 2012
Choosing to be Chosen Nowhere is the profundity and beauty of African spirituality more apparent than in the Odu Ifa, the sacred text of the spiritual and ethical tradition of Ifa, ... read more »
Rebuilding A Culture of Struggle: Breaking Chains Instead of Hugging Them
August 24, 2012
To refresh our memories of ourselves at our best, to recommit ourselves to principles and practices that demand and draw from us the excellent, uplifting and enduring, ... read more »
Maintaining +Malcolm’s Legacy:
May 24, 2012
Practicing the Morality of Remembrance Clearly, Min. Malcolm X was/is a giant in a generation of great leaders, a moral teacher that lifted up the light that lasts, ... read more »
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