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Dr. Maulana Karenga
Message from Watts: Liberation is Coming from a Black Thing
August 10, 2016
The year 1965 began on an ominous and unsettling note—the assassination and martyrdom of Malcolm X, the Fire Prophet. Even in the white and winter cold of February, it was a sign of the coming fire. Indeed, it pointed toward the fiery fulfillment of prophecy which Malcolm, himself, had predicted. It was there, too, in the title of James Baldwin’s classic, The Fire Next Time. And it was the topic of countless conversations around the country. Baldwin had taken his title from a line in a Black gospel song which says: “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water the fire next time.” And this, for us, was the fundamental time of turning when the fire would be this time. ... read more »
Contemplating Anna Julia Cooper: The Undisputed Dignity of Black Womanhood
August 3, 2016
In her varied roles, Dr. Cooper provided us with some of the most important insights in Black and women’s liberation ... read more »
Remembering Audacious Black Power: Revisiting the Model and Meaning
July 13, 2016
The Black Freedom Movement culminates in the Black Power Movement which leaves a special legacy of ideas and action worthy of study and emulation of its best thought and practice. Central to this process was the Black Power Conferences which brought the major Black Power organizations, organizers, leaders and advocates together to form a united front, pass resolutions on critical positions, and set in motion projects of enduring value. ... read more »
The Legacies of Mary M. Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle
July 7, 2016
We cannot move through or pass the month of July without paying homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ... read more »
Soweto, Simba and African Youth: Young Lions in Life and Struggle
June 22, 2016
This month throughout the world African community to mark the Soweto Uprising ... read more »
Another Letter for Limbiko: Spring and Summer Sounds of Happiness
June 1, 2016
This month of May marks the seventh year we have celebrated your birthday at the Center without the spring and summer sounds of you happy, the loving appreciation of your eyes and voice and the warmth of your presence and reaching out, ... read more »
Defining African Liberation Day: Celebrating Through Struggle and Living Practice
May 25, 2016
African liberation is part of the overall struggle for human liberation ... read more »
Malcolm, Jihad and Racial Justice Reaffirming African Liberation Day
May 18, 2016
Malcolm taught us to love, respect and serve our people, especially those he called “the downtrodden”, those Fanon called “the wretched of the earth”. ... read more »
Black Love: A Complementary and Species-Compelling Need
May 12, 2016
It is not an exaggeration to state that there is no issue of greater importance, urgency or enduring impact in terms of the foundation, functioning and future of us as a community and a people than the quality of male/female relationships. ... read more »
A Rightful Reading of History: Culture, Consciousness and Struggle
May 5, 2016
A rightful reading of history and the signs our times unavoidably evokes concerns and calls for a critical assessment of where we are and... ... read more »
Contemplating a Collective Vocation: 
Self-Determination, A Moral Imperative
March 9, 2016
Every people must have, put forth and pursue a clear and compelling vision of what it wants for itself, of what it defines and seeks as a good society and world, ... read more »
Life Lessons of History: Our Ancestors of Ancient Egypt
February 25, 2016
At the center of our celebration of our history  is  recognition  of  the  fruitful resources it offers us in both learning and life and our conscious commitment to pay rightful  homage  to  our  ancestors,   ... read more »
Celebrating Kwanzaa: Practicing Principles and Creating Good in the World
December 25, 2014
Kwanzaa, as an African American and pan-African holiday, is a celebration of family, community and culture and takes place from December 26 through January 1. This seven-day holiday takes its name from the Swahili phase matunda ya kwanza which means “first fruits”, ... read more »
Rethinking Thanksgiving: Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk
November 26, 2014
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 »
Midterm Tea Without Sympathy: Shifting Places in Race-Based Seats
November 20, 2014
Dr. Maulana Karenga  No matter what else is read into the results of the midterm elections, as I argued in 2010, it does not signal the end of time or the end of the world as we know it. ... read more »

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