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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Press Release: IBW Intensifies Attack on “War on Drugs”

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

Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the New York based Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), announced today that the organization is intensifying its efforts to end what he describes as a “racially- biased” War on Drugs by holding Town Hall Meetings in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, PA and Baltimore, MD in the next few weeks.  President Richard M. Nixon launched the War on Drugs 41 years ago to halt the trafficking of illegal drugs in the U.S.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Black Women and the Mommy Wars

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

When Democratic commentator Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life”, Ann Romney behaved as if she had just hit the lottery.  She smugly made the media rounds talking about how hard it was for her to raise her five sons.  And she’s right.  Stay at home moms work extremely hard to cook, clean, run a shuttle for their children and their various activities, participate in school activities like “Room Mom” and “Cookie Mom”.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

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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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Lets Get Down To Business

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Now that former Senator Rick Santorum has withdrawn from the Republican race for nomination, it is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  To be sure, he still has to deal with the nuisance factor of Newt Gingrich, whose lack of money has not only torpedoed his campaign, but also one of his “think” tanks.

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