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Dr. Maulana Karenga
Righteous Reflection On Being African: A Kwanzaa Meditation
November 30, 2016
During this Kwanzaa, as always and as our ancestors centuries before us, we will gather together again to celebrate and share the good we’ve gained and garnered ... read more »
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
November 26, 2016
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. Likewise, their interpretations of those histories and holidays also differ, for they are lived and learned from different standpoints. Thus, the Palestinians call the conquest and colonization of Palestine, the Nakba—the Great Catastrophe, and the Israelis call it the war of independence. The Native Americans call the conquest and colonization of their land and the decimation of their people genocide and Holocaust. The Europeans call it “discovery,” “the move westward,” “reaching the promised land,” and other self-sanitizing words and phrases. ... read more »
In Dissent, Defiance and Resistance: Refusing to Concede to Elected Evil
November 16, 2016
we cannot go along with the tyranny of a majority in numbers or in electoral votes and turn a deaf ear to truth or a blind eye to injustice because of official or unofficial calls for compliance, calm or giving election-sanctioned evil a chance to prove itself. ... read more »
Taking Tuesday in Stride: Waking Up Wednesday Still in Struggle
November 10, 2016
When all this is over, we must get back to the hard and difficult questions that must be raised and answered ... read more »
Fulfilling Our Mission: Leaving a Legacy of Struggle
November 3, 2016
Clearly, the country and world have changed dramatically since we stood up in the 60's and liberation struggles pervaded and engulfed the world ... read more »
Sojourner For A Season: Truth-Speaker For Life
October 27, 2016
For her, as an ardent abolitionist, there was no greater sin than the Holocaust of enslavement ... read more »
Trashing the World with Trump: Mirroring the Monster Side of America
October 13, 2016
His money has made him, and too many in America respect that more than other peoples’ lives, lands, rights, needs or aspirations ... read more »
Legally Culling and Killing Black People: Righteously Searching for an Answer and End
October 5, 2016
How do we discover and craft, answer and end this brutal, devastating culling and killing in our community ... read more »
Outrage and Uprising in America: Resistance is Good, Right and Beautiful
September 28, 2016
Those who are war-weary, overstressed by struggle, and anxious to declare a premature and pretended victory over racism, may wish and fantasize otherwise ... read more »
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Reflections on the Principle and Practice
September 21, 2016
Malcolm X had taught us that being responsible to the people must be contrasted with being “responsible” in the eyes of the oppressor ... read more »
Rejecting the ‘New’ Kwanzaa Stamp Resisting Redefinition and Reductive Renditions
September 14, 2016
The appreciation and preservation of the integrity, beauty and expansive meaning of Kwanzaa are rooted in the hearts, minds and practice of African people. It is they who must and do uphold and defend its integrity, recognize and reaffirm its beauty and constantly seek to understand and share its expansive meaning. ... read more »
Cultural Grounding, Unbudging Blackness and Steadfastness in Struggle
September 8, 2016
This September 7th marks the 51st Anniversary of the organization Us, born in the struggle, nurtured in the storm and sustained through unyielding dedication, discipline, sacrifice and service. ... read more »
Re-Reading and Reflecting on James Baldwin: Rethinking Race and America
August 31, 2016
The last time I saw James Baldwin was at a memorial colloquium on Hoyt Fuller at Cornell University in 1984 at which we were both presenting. ... read more »
Kinds and Colors of Loss and Grief: Problems of Unity Without Justice
August 30, 2016
Indeed, ours is a righteous and relentless struggle whose battlefronts and battle lines are everywhere ... read more »
Police, Oppression and Trauma: Learning to Live and Resist in America
August 30, 2016
Indeed, we must find ourselves standing at the crossroads ever and again with Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and all our other ancestors so positioned ... read more »
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