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Garvey’s Whirlwind; Watts’ and Ferguson’s Fire: Signs and Obligations of Our Times – PART 2
August 27, 2020
Now, it is Min. Malcolm who said, “There are signs for those who would see,” those who look for signs of the times to understand where we are in history and “where we fit in the scheme of things” in the time in which we live, work and struggle. And if we read the signs rightly, every sign is an indication of obligation to understand and act in definitive ways. Thus, we cannot see and hear the whirlwind and not know the obligation Marcus Garvey left us as a legacy to free Africa and Africans everywhere. Nor can we see the transformative fires of today’s struggle or remember those of the past and not realize their significance as signs and obligations of fierce, righteous and relentless resistance. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Monday August 17, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
August 16, 2020
The Honorable Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was born in Jamaica, 1887 Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 8, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 8, 2020
The Honorable Marcus Garvey began serving a five-year sentence in federal prison on trumped-up charges, 1925. ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: August 17, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 17, 2019
On this day, August 17, 1887, the Honorable Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was born in Jamaica. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 15, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 15, 2019
On this day, August 15, 1860, Henrietta Davis, called by Marcus Garvey, “the greatest woman of the African race,” was born. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
At Central Library Book Talk, Rochelle Riley, Paula Williams Madison, and T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh Discussed the Residue of Slavery in American Society
August 8, 2019
Author Rochelle Riley appeared at Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium on July 27 to host a discussion on her book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a provocative collection of essays on the long-standing effects of America’s original sin. The former Detroit Free Press columnist was accompanied on stage by journalist Paula Madison and actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, who both contributed essays to the book. ... read more »
A Kawaida Rightful Reading of History: Culture, Consciousness and Struggle
July 18, 2019
In Reaffirmation for the 43rdAnniversary of the KIPAS Seminar in Kawaida Theory and Practice (21 July to 27 July 2019). A rightful reading of history and the signs of our times unavoidably evokes concerns and calls for a critical assessment of where we are and to what tasks we should direct our attention and efforts in our ongoing quest for a free and empowered community, a just and good society and a good and sustainable world. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 10, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 10, 2019
On this day June 10, 1940, The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, leader of the largest Black organization in history passed away. ... read more »
Black 365 Calendar and Knowledge Bowl Continues to Expand
April 25, 2019
When Jamaal Brown, creator of the Black 365 Calendar and Knowledge Bowl was a kid in Palmdale, California, his aspirations were less than lofty. For a class assignment that had prompted him to think about his future career choices, it was a no brainer: either an athlete, a drug dealer, entertainer or a gang member. There were two things wrong with his list, he said. ... read more »
Black Men and Women Rising: Resurrection After Social Death
April 18, 2019
We have come again to a beautiful and hopeful time: Spring, the promise of new and renewed life; Easter and conversations, imaginations and initiatives of resurrection, renewal, repeating life, “coming forth by day” and rising in radiance into the heavens and afterlife. The concept of resurrection has a long and rich history in the spirituality, ethics and social teachings of African people. It is both a spiritual and social-ethical concept in the intellectual genealogy and social history of Black thought and offers us lessons on how to live and die and rise up and live again. ... read more »
UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade
August 31, 2018
Each year, on Aug. 23, the United Nations hosts an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to remind the world of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. ... read more »
Message From Watts: Liberation is Coming From A Black Thing
August 16, 2018
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 »
Gleaning Marcus Garvey’s Lessons in Struggle:
 Questioning, Organizing and Liberating Ourselves
August 2, 2018
The Honorable Marcus Garvey (August 17, 1887—June 10, 1940) stands as a model and a monument of African liberational thought and practice and the human possibilities inherent it.  And thus, his life and work offer abundant lessons for us. He emerges in a time of triumphant European imperialism—Europe's political, economic and cultural hegemony throughout the world. He travels the world and sees Black people everywhere in various forms of domination, certainly less achieved than they could be and less assertive on the world stage than their ancient and glorious history demanded of them. ... 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 »
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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