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Dr. Maulana Karenga
Foundations for Black Fatherhood: Principles and Righteous Practice
June 14, 2018
And let us pay special hommage to those fathers who stayed steadfast in spite of unfavorable circumstances and less money and means than others ... read more »
Living in a Land of Illusions: Reaffirming Reality in Righteous Resistance
June 11, 2018
Deny this country what you will, it is without question a land of illusions, illusions about the meaning of truth, the measure of greatness and the almightiness of weaponry, wealth and whiteness. There is this thing about claiming to be “the best” without being able to just be good and about becoming a “more perfect union” without having first achieved perfection, something which in more sober moments is deemed humanly impossible. ... read more »
African Liberation Day: Everywhere a Battleline, Every Day a Call to Struggle
June 11, 2018
Let me sum up, then, with this fundamental Kawaida revolutionary understanding which we have embraced since the 1960s about African liberation. We maintain that the quality of life of a people and the success of its liberation struggle depends upon its waging cultural revolution within and political revolution without, resulting in a radical transformation of self, society and ultimately the world. ... read more »
Marcus Garvey And African Liberation: A New Light Dawning
May 31, 2018
Unity is key to any project and is expressed in a sense of togetherness and a resultant commitment to each other and to shared vision and goals. ... read more »
Remembering Malcolm and Martin: Living Lives of Service and Sacrifice (PT 2)
May 10, 2018
Part 2. In the midst of the rising tide of resistance and liberation struggles in this country and the world, Min. Malcolm taught that we must always be ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. Indeed, he said, “if you are not ready to die for freedom, put the word out of your vocabulary”. ... read more »
Rightfully Remembering Malcolm and Martin: Living Lives of Service and Sacrifice (PT 1)
May 10, 2018
Part 1. The troubled, troubling and taxing times in which we live, and the rugged, racist and treacherous terrain on which we fight demand more from us than episodic engagement, convenient contributions and controlled anger from the edges. Indeed, the life and death of Min. Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all our other honored ancestors who gave their lives in service and sacrifice for us and the advancement of human good taught this fundamental lesson. ... read more »
Thinkin ‘Bout Things That Matter: Life, Love, Truth, Justice and Struggle
April 26, 2018
Even in the midst of the rising tide of struggle in which we are now engaged against racism in its openly violent and hideous forms, as well as its disguised and hidden aggressions, it is good to sit down and meditate on meaningful things, i.e., things that matter—things like life, love, truth, justice and struggle. ... read more »
Winnie Mandela, Mother of the Nation: Freedom Fighter of Fire and Water 
April 19, 2018
She stepped on the turbulent stage of African and human history with a concentrated and consuming fire against the oppressor and life-giving water for the people. ... read more »
Resurrection and Righteous Renewal: Insights from Kemet, Garvey and Muhammad
April 12, 2018
During the general welcoming of spring and the Christian celebration of Easter, concepts of new life, resurrection and righteous renewal find a special space among the myriad of new and old thoughts that occupy and pass thru our ever-busy minds. And it is useful to explore the development of these ideas and their associate social practices and to ask ourselves, as always, how they might aid us in living good and meaningful lives. ... read more »
Black Man and Woman Rising and Raising: Living Our Lives in Love and Struggle
March 29, 2018
If our lives are to be good and beautiful in ways that lift us up and give us the strength, courage and creative capacity to free ourselves, be ourselves, and truly flourish, then we must self-consciously live our lives in love and struggle. ... read more »
Ida B. Wells: Troubling And Transforming The Waters
March 22, 2018
This month of special celebration of Black women’s history brings to mind so many models of human excellence and achievement; so many way-openers and way-makers who opened and made ways for us, as a people, in our awesome march through human history. ... read more »
Wishing for Wakanda, Marooned in America: Movies and Matters of Reflection and Resistance 
March 8, 2018
In the midst of the wide-spread euphoria about the debatable real and actually imagined qualities, achievements and benefits of the fantasy movie, “The Black Panther”, it is good to remember that no matter how long we stay in the theater and no matter how many times we return to cheer, clap and dance in the dark, sooner or later the lights will come on, and we will have to exit and confront the off-screen, cold-water reality of America. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 1, 2018
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles ... read more »
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 »
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