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Dr. Maulana Karenga
The Radical Emergence of Kawaida Philosophy: A Critical Time of Turning
September 23, 2021
Again, in our continuing celebration and assessment of our 56 years and 224 seasons of work, service, struggle and institution-building as the organization Us, we are ultimately and unavoidably led to Kawaida philosophy. ... read more »
Celebrating and Living the Nguzo Saba: Accessing the African in Us
September 16, 2021
In celebrating our organization Us’ 56 years and 224 seasons of service, work, struggle and institution-building, we are inevitably and unavoidably led to the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles of Kawaida philosophy and Kwanzaa. ... read more »
Us, Steadfast in the Storms of History: 56 Years and 224 Seasons of Struggle
September 9, 2021
We of the organization Us have stayed standing and steadfast, weathered all kinds of storms and wrought various varieties of good for fifty-six years and 224 seasons, striving and struggling mightily to honor the African moral imperative and social mission to bring and sustain good in the world. ... read more »
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Resisting the Republican Recall: Not Confusing Need with Anger at Newsom
September 2, 2021
We cannot talk about this Republican recall in isolation from the continuing history of vote and voter suppression ... read more »
Confronting Covid, Recalls and General Republican Madness: No Reliable Remedy Except Resistance
August 26, 2021
In a word, we must honor our historical and ongoing role as a moral and social vanguard in this country and the world. ... read more »
Haiti and the Heavy Hand of History:
August 19, 2021
The heavy hand of history has fallen hard on Haiti once again. But this continuing series of devastating events are not simply natural disasters of earthquake and storm. ... read more »
Reclaiming the Watts Revolt: Reaffirming the Right to Rebel
August 12, 2021
Not an isolated or unexpected event, it came as an act of collective resistance to police violence and brutality, merchant exploitation and humiliation, and sustaining systemic racism ... read more »
August Insights: Everywhere A Battleline; Every Day A Call To Struggle”
August 5, 2021
It is from the immeasurable depth, breadth and length of the sacred library of our history that Haji Malcolm X teaches and reminds us we are richly rewarded for all our research. ... read more »
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COVID and Two Ways Before Us: Open Up, We Live; Close Down, We Die”
July 29, 2021
We are again on the battlefield of health and well-being for our people confronted with a vicious virus that is ravaging our communities at higher rates than others with the possible exception of Native Americans. ... read more »
The History and Future of Haiti: Revolution, Repression, Resistance and Eventual Victory
July 27, 2021
The history and culture of Haiti is marked by extraordinary expressions of revolutionary struggle and victory, suffering and repression, but always righteous and relentless resistance of the people and their radical refusal to be defeated. The Haitian nation was born in revolutionary struggle, achieving what no enslaved people had done before or after. It defeated its enslavers and other armies and political forces that sought to thwart and negate its national liberation, inspired and assisted liberation struggles in Latin America, and became a beacon of African and human liberation, teaching possibility and achievement against all odds. But the enemies of Haiti, the world African community and human freedom never forgave it and has since its birth worked to divide it, reconquer it, and reverse its instructive and enduring achievement. In a word, their efforts were directed towards rendering it irrelevant, except as a site of imperialist exploitation, name-calling and conversational contempt. ... read more »
Framing Our Tasks With Fanon: Reconsidering Critical Questions of Life
July 22, 2021
Without a doubt and with no real reason for reservation, Frantz Omar Fanon stood out for our organization Us and remains as a model and mirror of the revolutionary thought and practice which we committed ourselves to and dared. ... read more »
Juxtaposing Juneteenth and July Fourth: Emancipation, Independence and Democracy Claims
July 8, 2021
Seba Malcolm said it, we saw it and history has proved it. Indeed, he taught that “of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.” Likewise, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois stated that “We can only understand the present by continually referring to and studying the past.” ... read more »
The Music and Magic of Blackness: The Centering and Sustaining Beauty of Soul
July 1, 2021
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. ... read more »
Anatomy of Resurgent Racism: Some Sources of Its Savagery
June 24, 2021
  These conversations about resurgent racism bring to mind the Greek mythological many-headed snake-like monster that, if you cut off one of its heads, would grow back two more in its place. And only the god-like superhero, Hercules, could kill it. But racism is real, not a myth, in spite of fervent and faithful denials by its most devout, delusional and passionate practitioners. ... read more »
Rightfully Remembering Our Enslavement and Freedom: June Late News vs. Relentless Struggle
June 17, 2021
The celebration of Juneteenth nationally took a new turn in its bid to become a nationally recognized Black holiday last year in the context of the intensified struggle against police violence and systemic racism. ... read more »
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