Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

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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Popular Talk Show Host Embraces Legalization of Drugs as an Option; Says It Would Ease Violence, Killing of Black Youth

By | Press Releases / Statements, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Friday, May 18th at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a Town Hall Meeting on the “War on Drugs” and its devastating impact on Black communities. Nationally syndicated talk show host Warren Ballentine, Keynote Presenter for the event, told an attentive audience that “it’s time to consider legalization to take the profit out of the drug traffic and stop the violence and killing in our communities.”

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

African Liberation Day: Honoring A History and Culture of Struggle

By | Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

Let us begin by saying, we send greetings of solidarity and increased and continuing struggle to all African people throughout the world African community and to all the oppressed and struggling peoples of the world on this African Liberation Day, May 25, in its 49th year. Let it be said that this African Liberation Day finds us still standing, steadfast in struggle, still committed to the constant theme, process and…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

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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