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Commentary, articles and essays written by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Racial Genuflecting and Genealogy: Issues of Identity and Dignity

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

Regardless of persistent post-racial rumors, urban legends and lingering plantation hopes about the declining significance of race and the deserved death of racism, the recent construction of celebratory social relevance around the latest “discoveries” of Whites in Black beds, bodies, bloodlines and history offers abundant evidence to the contrary.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Retrieving Insights from Fanon: Systemic and Social Violence

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

In his classic work, The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon laid out an extensive explanation of how an oppressed people, which does not fight fiercely and self-consciously against its own oppression, will witness the emergence of those who turn the pent-up anger, disdain and righteous rage they have for their oppressor…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Regarding Rodney King: Requiem For A Reluctant Witness

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

When Rodney King was snatched up into the whip and whirl of the winds of racial history in this country thru his savage beating in 1991 and the resultant revolt in 1992, it was an invitation of history he had no idea would come, no interest at first in accepting and ultimately, no way to engage it except as the man he was and tried to be.

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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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