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John Caldwell, Storm Rider: Essential Notes From A Eulogy

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

Surely, as it is written in the sacred texts of our ancestors, the Husia, “to do that which is of value is for eternity. A person called forth by his work does not die for his name is raised and remembered because of it.” And so it is with this man of immeasurable meaning to us all, our beloved brother and attorney for our people, John Morgan Caldwell, Jr.

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Seba Limbiko Tembo: An Uplifting Life And Enduring Legacy

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

For most of us who celebrate the sacred lives of heroes and heroines of our history, the month of May immediately brings to mind the towering moral teacher and freedom fighter, Min. Malcolm X and African Liberation Day, but we of The Organization Us also celebrate and commemorate in this month the uplifting life and enduring legacy of Limbiko Tembo…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Remembering the 1992 L.A. Revolt: A Calculated Cautiousness

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

If the possession and pursuit of money can change even the focus of faith from social justice to personal prosperity, we cannot wonder how concerns about funding and maintaining favor can contribute to redefining, not only the memories and meanings of the 1992 Los Angeles Revolt, but also those of our history and struggle, and even of our being Black.

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Repairing and Remaking the World: An Environmental Vision of Justice

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

As Earth Day approaches this year, it provides an important opportunity to focus on critical environmental issues in a post-Katrina era of devastating storms and flooding, increasingly disastrous climate change, continuing toxic contamination of land, water and air, the ravaging of rain forests, the racist sacrificing of the health and well-being of unfavored peoples…

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King and Our Moral Mission: Transforming Ourselves and the World

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

There is an unlimited library of lessons in the lives and teachings of our ancestors, those who, as Seba Ptahhotep says in the Husia, “listened to the Divine”, spoke truth, did justice, and worked tirelessly to secure the well-being of our people and the world. So it is with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., awesome preacher, prophet and dream weaver whose martyrdom and sacrifice we commemorate this month.

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Hearing Thunder with Harriet Tubman: Reaping the Harvests of History

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

To talk of Harriet Tubman is to speak of one of those special persons who serve as sacred sources and cultural anchors of our expansive self-understanding and whose lives are the precious and heavy metal and material out of which history and hope are hammered. In this month of remembrance and special honor of our foremothers, Black History Month II—Women Focus, let us pay rightful hommage to her on March 10, her Day of Remembrance set aside by our shared home state of Maryland.

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