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Dr. Maulana Karenga
Black People in War and Struggle: The Mirror and Message of Malcolm X
February 22, 2018
Indeed, Malcolm reminds us that the rulers of this country talk of peace, but they continue to make war everywhere. ... read more »
Practicing Sankofa: Seasons of Struggle and Change
February 15, 2018
We move through February and March to celebrate Black History Month I and II as naturally and necessarily as men and women meet and merge for joy and life, and seasons change and bring some new and needed good into the world. ... read more »
Dialoging with DuBois on History: Preserving Memory, Maintaining Culture
February 8, 2018
Dialoging with DuBois on History: Preserving Memory, Maintaining Culture ... read more »
Still on the Battlefield with Boukman: Remembrance, Religion, Resistance and Revolution
February 1, 2018
The 2018 theme for Black History Month, as given by Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s organization, the Association for the Study of African American life and History (ASALH) is “African Americans in Times of War”. ... read more »
The Four Good Deeds of Ra: Maatian Moral Notions of Human Rights
January 25, 2018
The deep thinking of our ancestors about ethical issues of being human and doing good in the world is nowhere more evident or important than the text in the Book of Vindication (or Coffin Texts) in the Husia titled “The Four Good Deeds of Ra” which offer a foundational source for human rights and human good. ... read more »
Trump’s Mind, Mouth and Fecal Matters: Racism’s Red Meat and Raw Sewage
January 18, 2018
The long history of racism of Donald J. Trump has come home to haunt him and to hold him up to a withering and rightful world-wide moral outrage, criticism and condemnation. And his vulgar and morally reprehensible offense must not be dismissed as normal and diminished as unimportant nor rightful criticism be diverted in other ways. On the contrary, this criticism must become an ongoing ever-present part of the overall resistance to his crude, cruel and destructive regime. Indeed, he has waded in the squalid swamp of racist comments and practice for decades, viciously attacking as citizen, candidate and president the various peoples of color: Africans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians. ... read more »
Living the Legacy of Our History: Resolutions for Righteous and Relentless Struggle
January 11, 2018
Even though we might have made new year’s resolutions in all honesty, the established order cultivates a climate that makes them soon lose their relevance and reality. And it systematically urges us to move on to the TV spectacles, tech toys and shopping sprees that divert us and make too many of us avoid the serious, dismiss, deny or downplay the suffering of others, and seek the comfortable places in oppression posed as the sensible, safe and “normal” thing to do. ... read more »
New Year Wishes and Work: Pursuing and Practicing Peace
January 4, 2018
The end and beginning of the years always find us in a critical period of transition in which, responding to the mandates of our moral tradition and the human urgencies of our history as African people, we are compelled to continue forward and turn our best New Year wishes into our most committed work. ... read more »
Annual Founder’s Kwanzaa Message—2017 (Part 2)
December 28, 2017
“Practicing the Principles of Kwanzaa: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking Our World” ... read more »
Kwanzaa: A Season of Celebration and Sharing Good 
December 21, 2017
This year unfolds and brings to the fore the 51st anniversary of the pan-African holiday Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture ... read more »
A Covenant With Ourselves: Choosing Life, Rejecting Death
December 7, 2017
In the historical narrative of his return to Kemet to end isfet, political anarchy and injustice, and to re-establish Maat, a just and rightful order, the Nubian Pharaoh Piankhi speaks of this choice of life or death. ... read more »
Intensifying the Struggle in Turbulent Times: Resisting FBI’s New Racial Identity Targeting
November 30, 2017
It is also, then, to criminalize and discourage Black resistance, an attempt to intimidate and terrorize activists and potential activists, sowing fear, doubt and heightening concern for safety, security and stigmatization for work, career and life. ... read more »
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
November 23, 2017
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 »
Becoming Our Black Selves Again: Righteously Being and Freeing Ourselves
November 16, 2017
And it will and must be a future forged in struggle, and self-consciously committed to human freedom, racial and social justice, world peace and ultimately the well-being and flourishing of the world and all in it. ... read more »
Remembering the Million Man March: Reflections on Memory and Mission
November 2, 2017
The Mission Statement concludes with a challenge and call to us, ourselves, to sustain and institutionalize this moment and Movement. ... read more »
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