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Simba Wachanga and the Constant Soldier: Lessons from Young and Ageless Lions 
September 29, 2022
This column, on this our 57th anniversary and in this the 228th exacting season of our organization Us’ righteous and relentless struggle, is dedicated to Ngao (Shield of the Nation) Damu, ... read more »
Us Still Steadfast in the Struggle: 228 Seasons of Righteous Resistance
September 1, 2022
This September 7th and the whole month, I am honored and uplifted in beautiful and sustaining ways to celebrate in praise and thanks with all our advocates (members), those present and those no longer with us, and with all our sustainers, supporters and well-wishers, this the 57th anniversary of our organization Us and the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, this Black value system embraced throughout the world African community. ... read more »
The Legacies of Nana Mary M. Bethune: Knowledge, Sacrifice, Service and Struggle
July 28, 2022
Certainly, practicing the morality of remembrance, we cannot pass the month of July without paying rightful homage to our foremother, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, born July 10, 1875, laying down in peace and rising up in radiance May 18, 1955.   ... read more »
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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 »
Grounding and Centering Ourselves: Chosen to Bring Good in the World 
June 9, 2022
 In these tragic, troubled and troubling times, it is still important for all of us, soldiers, civilians and supporters, to constantly pause, reflect and renew ourselves. So, I share again some thoughts on grounding and centering ourselves in our ongoing striving and struggling to bring and sustain good in the world.  ... 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 »
Righteously Remembering Haji Malcolm: Becoming and Being Ourselves 
April 28, 2022
In this month and historical moment of remembering and raising up Nana Malcolm X as a mirror and model for us and the world, we must make sure it is righteous and rightful remembrance. Indeed, it must be a critical remembering that reaches back in the practice of sankofa, retrieving the best of his moral sensitivities, thought and practice and using them to ground our lives, inform our work and guide our ongoing struggle to be ourselves and free ourselves.   ... read more »
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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 »
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 »
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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