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Rethinking Thanksgiving:  Beyond Big Turkeys and Small Talk 
November 24, 2022
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.   ... read more »
Confronting the Shifting Color of Racism: Resisting the Tyranny of Another Majority 
October 20, 2022
The recent revelation of the racist rant, irrational reasoning and inequitable reordering of the political map of Los Angeles by a group of Latina/o city council and labor leaders offers useful insights and lessons in racial, racialized and racist sentiments, thought and practice in American politics, regardless of the local and Latino context in which it occurred.   ... read more »
The Urgency and Rightfulness of Reparations: Cash Money, Its Immediate and Larger Meaning 
October 6, 2022
It is no accident of history, or inscrutable reason to be discovered, nor the result of an organized effort that Black people in overwhelming numbers understand and engage reparations first and foremost as the just and urgent receipt of direct cash money payments for damages done and justice due.  ... read more »
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The Righteously Royal Women of Us: No Hereditary King or Queen Among Them 
September 22, 2022
On this the 57th year and 228th season of our coming into being as an organization, it is morally imperative and historically necessary to pay rightful homage to the righteously royal women of Us who have made Us and all we have dared and done possible.   ... read more »
The Seven-Fold Path of Blackness: Color, Culture and Self-Conscious Practice 
September 15, 2022
Since the Sixties, we of Us have understood, engaged and embraced Blackness as a very serious and sacred way of being and becoming in the world, an African way, a unique and equally valid and valuable way of being human with all its rich and varied possibilities and worthy of the highest respect.   ... read more »
Tambiko for Three Simba/Saidi of Us: Lions of August and All-Seasons Soldiers 
August 25, 2022
This is tambiko, sacred words and water offered in remembrance and rightful honor of three Simba/Saidi of Us, three Lions of August and all-seasons soldiers: Nana Sebati Wasifu Tangulifu, Nana Omowale Tambuzi and Nana Robert Tambuzi.   ... read more »
Again, A Message From Watts:   Liberation Is Coming From A Black Thing 
August 11, 2022
The year 1965 began on an ominous and unsettling note — the assassination and martyrdom of Nana 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 Nana Malcolm, himself, had predicted.   ... read more »
Swahili, Pan-Africanism and the Practice of Freedom: A Language of Liberation, Community and Culture – Part 2
July 21, 2022
  My interest in and embrace of Kiswahili as a pan-African language of choice raised questions of how best to communicate this choice and initiative to the African American community as well as the larger world African community. ... read more »
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Keeping Faith with Nana Fanon, Reaffirming the Cultural Revolution 
July 7, 2022
Nana Frantz Fanon (July 20,1925–December 6, 1961), noble ancestor and teacher of the righteous, radical and transformative word, believed in Africa’s capacity to repair, raise and renew itself, and in the African people’s will to unite and liberate themselves, bring into being a new world, woman and man, and start a new history of Africa and humankind.   ... read more »
Nana Patrice Lumumba’s Legacy: Living and Dying in Liberating Resistance
June 30, 2022
In our long, difficult, dangerous and demanding struggles to liberate ourselves as African peoples, to regain our freedom we had at birth and enjoyed for thousands of years before Europe, colonialism, imperialism, racism and the resultant rot and retardation of human relations, there are countless men and women whose lives and deaths offer libraries of lessons, models and mirrors of living and dying in rightful and righteous ways. ... read more »
African Liberation Day and the Nguzo Saba: Principles and Practices for Liberating Struggle
May 26, 2022
On behalf of the African American Cultural Center (Us), we send greetings of solidarity and increased and continuing struggle to all African peoples throughout the world African community, and all oppressed, struggling and freedom-seeking peoples in the world on this African Liberation Day, May 25, in its 59th year of founding in Addis Abba 1963 by the Organization of African Unity. ... read more »
Haji Malcolm and the Buffalo Battlefield: Aid for Others and War on Us” 
May 19, 2022
 Yet again, we are confronted with another radically evil act of mass murder of our people, this time in Buffalo, New York, nine out of 10 killed, two out of three wounded, and again in this war zone we call America.   ... read more »
In Rightful Remembrance of Min. Malcolm:Valuing our Lives, Work and Struggle 
May 12, 2022
If we are to rightfully remember Min. Malcolm, we must seriously grasp and practice what he so meticulously taught us about valuing our lives, our work and our struggle. Here I use grasp to mean take in hand and heart his legacy, study and understand it, and hold it firmly as a valuable heritage and framework for continuing forward.   ... 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 »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 1, 2018
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles ... read more »
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