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“Keeping Faith with Fanon Reaffirming the Cultural Revolution”
August 16, 2017
Frantz Fanon (July 20,1925–December 6, 1961), noble ancestor and teacher of the righteous, radical and transformative word; believed in Africa’s capacity to repair, raise and renew itself, and in the African people’s will to unite and liberate themselves , bring into being a new world, woman and man, and start a new history of Africa and humankind. ... read more »
Revolt, Resistance and Black Power: Lessons From 50 Years of Righteous Struggle
August 16, 2017
In defining Black Power as an ongoing revolt, my intention was to pose and help shape it as a process and practice of righteous and relentless struggle, a sustained righteous resistance against White racism, cultural imperialism, domination, deprivation and degradation imposed on us and the world in all its violent and vicious forms. ... read more »
Revolt, Resistance and Black Power: Lessons From 50 Years of Righteous Struggle
August 16, 2017
It is an often repeated Kawaida contention that “This is our duty: to know our past and honor it; to engage our present and improve it; and to imagine a whole new future and forge it in the most ethical, effective and expansive ways.” ... read more »
No Sanctuary in the City: Resisting Repression in Warzone America
August 16, 2017
There is nothing more definitive of the destructive approach to us as a people than state-imposed and state-sanctioned violence. In other words, not only does the state, i.e., federal, state and local governments and their agents and institutions, commit violence against us, they also accept and approve it as normal and necessary. ... read more »
No Sanctuary in the City: Resisting Repression in Warzone America
August 16, 2017
It would be dishonest and self-deluding to deny that we, as a people, are living in dangerous, difficult and demanding times. And one of the defining features of these problematic times is the death-dealing and disabling conditions of our lives; conditions in which we live and too often die; conditions of ongoing and severe oppression; and personal and collective insecurity about our safety and survival. ... read more »
Lifting Up Limbiko’s Kawaida Educational Philosophy: Teaching As A Moral Vocation
August 15, 2017
It is a time-tested sacred teaching of our ancestors in the Husia that to do that which is of value is for eternity. The woman and man brought forth by their work do not die for their name is raised and remembered because of it. ... read more »
Violence, Seeming Indifference, And Remedies
August 15, 2017
America was built on violence, which in many ways remains the norm.  This is particularly evident in U.S. foreign policy, which continues to authorize and support violence in various countries throughout the world.  It is also manifested in the mainstream media’s over –the-top coverage of violence and the public’s tacit acceptance of same. ... read more »
New Leadership Key For Black Community’s Progress
August 15, 2017
These days, Blacks wonder whether things can get any worse because they are the ones systemically denied societal benefits, byany measure, of social, economic or political progress. So, will things get worse? ... read more »
Why Trump’s “Law and Order” Speech Is not about “Law”, and not about “Order”
August 10, 2017
As Americans, we have been taught that the President of the United States is the leader of our nation, often being exalted as "the leader of the free world" ... read more »
Message From Watts: Liberation is Coming From A Black Thing
August 10, 2017
This is my standard column written to commemorate the Watts Revolt and to pay rightful homage to those who lost, gave and risked their lives to advance the struggle. ... read more »
Trump trains his sights on affirmative action
August 10, 2017
Since winning the election, however, Trump seems intent on proving over and over again just how much African-Americans and other minorities have to lose. ... read more »
Black Workers, Labour Unions and Justice
August 10, 2017
For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  They must understand that reform emanates from privileged conversations and closed door decisions by leaders who do not l look like them. And given Blacks’ continuing low priority status in unions, it’s safe to conclude organized labor’s high-level decisions routinely do not take Black workers’ needs and concerns into proper consideration.   ... read more »
COMMENTARY: Trump’s White House Circus Continues
August 10, 2017
In only six months in the White House, the Trump Administration has delivered the shortest tenure of any White House Chief of Staff in United States history (189 days) and the shortest tenure for a White House Communications Director (10 days). ... read more »
AN OPEN LETTER FROM COUNCILWOMAN JANNA ZURITA
August 10, 2017
I have demanded accountability for those responsible for theft of $3,700,000 and mismanagement of our tax dollars. ... read more »
Why Black Men Must Become Black Feminists 
August 4, 2017
With the rise of “Trumpism,” our community needs all hands on deck to engage in the struggle.  And using all available human resources requires that we not push women to the background in order to maintain male dominance as the preferred social order.  ... read more »
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