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Dr. Maulana Karenga
Rereading King in Critical Times: Mapping and Making Our Way Forward
January 11, 2017
In these critical times which unavoidably raise the pressing questions of mapping and making our way forward regardless, a thoughtful rereading of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historical speech, “Where Do We Go From Here?” offers us an excellent point of departure. ... read more »
Remembering, Reclaiming and Resisting: A Caring Solidarity in Community and Struggle
January 4, 2017
As we move into the new year 6257 (2017) with the heavy white hammer of winter storms hanging menacingly over our heads, we must not despair, be dispirited or contemplate defeat. ... read more »
Fire and Flowering for Gwen Brooks: Blooming in the Whirlwind
December 29, 2016
As we come to the end of the year and face the worst of winter that is yet to come, these words written earlier in honor of our poet laureate, Gwen Brooks, and the spirit of struggle of our people which she raises up and reminds us of, are on point, appropriate and uplifting. For they speak to how we as a people know our best and most beautiful selves, especially under stress and in struggle: “turning the river,” remaining “alive in ice and fire” and “conducting our blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.” ... read more »
50th Anniversary Founder’s Kwanzaa Statement
December 21, 2016
Kwanzaa, the Nguzo Saba and Our Constant Striving: Repairing, Renewing and Remaking the world ... read more »
Storm-Riding With Thurman: A Depthful and Disciplined Spirituality
December 14, 2016
He teaches a depthful and disciplined spirituality that works its way thru the noise, non-sense and negativity encountered each day and cultivates a center of quiet, calm, and assurance deep within us. ... read more »
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 »
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