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Dr. Maulana Karenga
The Music and Magic of Blackness: The Centering and Sustaining Beauty of Soul 
June 23, 2022
 It is good to sing and celebrate ourselves, to dance in honor of the divine spark and specialness within each of us, and to rejoice in the midst of the sacred music we together make in the many ways we love and struggle to do and share good in the world. But our celebrations must always be rooted in and reflective of our own agency, our own image and own interests. ... read more »
The Caring Presence and Practice of Fatherhood: A Compelling Call and Continuing Need
June 16, 2022
This is a Father’s Day message for Black fathers, African fathers, made more  urgent and needed by the constantly changing and ever challenging times in which we strive to live good lives, do our work well, and wage victorious struggles of smaller and larger kinds.   ... read more »
America in Crisis Between Massacres and Myths: Seeking a Moral Compass and Commitment to Change 
June 2, 2022
America is in crisis, having become a society against itself, moving from massacre to massacre seemingly with a mad hatter’s moral compass and a woefully insufficient moral commitment to clear a path to put the gun down as solution and salvation and stop the disabling and deadly violence against those different and vulnerable and even its chosen children.   ... read more »
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African Liberation Day and the Nguzo Saba: Principles and Practices for Liberating Struggle
May 26, 2022
On behalf of the African American Cultural Center (Us), we send greetings of solidarity and increased and continuing struggle to all African peoples throughout the world African community, and all oppressed, struggling and freedom-seeking peoples in the world on this African Liberation Day, May 25, in its 59th year of founding in Addis Abba 1963 by the Organization of African Unity. ... read more »
In Rightful Remembrance of Min. Malcolm:Valuing our Lives, Work and Struggle 
May 12, 2022
If we are to rightfully remember Min. Malcolm, we must seriously grasp and practice what he so meticulously taught us about valuing our lives, our work and our struggle. Here I use grasp to mean take in hand and heart his legacy, study and understand it, and hold it firmly as a valuable heritage and framework for continuing forward.   ... read more »
We Should All Dream of and Act for a Cleaner and More Affordable Energy Future  
May 5, 2022
The good news is that new green technologies, like rooftop solar and battery storage, lower the cost of our monthly electric bills and reduce carbon emissions. The bad news is that now that this technology is becoming more accessible, the big utility companies want to take it away from us.  ... read more »
Haji Malcolm on Reflective Consciousness: Reasoning Radically and Rightly in Our Times 
May 5, 2022
In this month of raising up, remembering and reflecting deeply on the life and legacy of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, I want to share an excerpt on his concept of reflective consciousness from my forthcoming book, “The Liberation Ethics of Malcolm X: Critical Consciousness, Moral Grounding and Transformative Struggle.”   ... read more »
Conversations with Dr. George W. Carver: The Languages and Lessons of Nature 
April 21, 2022
Clearly, one of the most important early voices calling on us to be in harmony with nature, to share the good of nature, and to rightfully use the planet’s resources is Dr. George Washington Carver. And in memory and honor of him and in marking this year’s Earth Day, I revisit below some thoughts on his life and work.  ... read more »
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The Liberating Mission of Dr. Martin L. King: Living a Legacy of Service, Struggle and Sacrifice – Part 2 
April 7, 2022
 Nana King, in defining his first practice of service, phrases it as “trying to love somebody,” which is a linking of two of the central pillars in his self-understanding and self-assertion in the world.   ... read more »
The Liberating Mission of Dr. Martin L. King:  Living a Legacy of Service, Struggle and Sacrifice – Part 1. 
March 31, 2022
On the day of April 4th, this Day of Sacrifice, this day of the martyrdom and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we gather together to raise up and pay rightful homage to him, his life and legacy. ... read more »
Ida B. Wells and Kawaida Womanism: Considering the Mission and Meaning of Woman – Part 2 
March 23, 2022
Now the liberational and expansive concept of Nana Ida B. Wells’ “womanly woman” and her mission and meaning begin with a critical questioning. She asks, “What is or should be woman?”   ... read more »
Ida B. Wells and Kawaida Womanism: Considering the Mission and Meaning of Woman – Part 1
March 17, 2022
This offering is in rightful homage and deep appreciation, not only for Nana Ida B. Wells-Barnett, but also for the awesome and audacious women of Us, the Malaika and Matamba, the Simba and Senut who created and put forth in thought, dialog, discourse and practice what we now call Kawaida womanism. ... read more »
Lifting and Holding Up Heaven: Women’s and Men’s Work in the World 
March 10, 2022
It is a fundamental tenet of Kawaida philosophy that practice proves and makes possible everything, that is to say, practice brings it into being, makes it real, relevant and worthy of the name and quality it claims, whether it is love or life, parenting or peace, teaching or learning, art or ethics, science, religion or righteous resistance.   ... read more »
The Oshun Question and Quest: Uplifting Women, Ourselves and the World 
March 2, 2022
Indeed, the essential and ongoing conversation with our history is at the same time a continuing conversation with our culture, a constant search for ever more expansive and enriching ways to be African women and men in the world.   ... read more »
Uplifting the Legacy of the Hon. Marcus Garvey:  The Global Struggle for His Exoneration 
February 24, 2022
The global struggle to secure the exoneration of the Honorable Marcus Garvey is an urgent and compelling one. ... read more »

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