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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Dialoging With DuBois On History: Preserving Memory, Maintaining Culture

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

The relevance of Black History Month is not determined by our debatable changed or changing position in American society, nor by unfounded assumptions that diversity is divisive, and that in the interest of unity we must sacrifice or forego our own unique cultural contribution to how this society is reconceived and reconstructed.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Market For Disrespect

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has one hell of a nerve. In an image that has gone viral, she put her finger in President Obama’s face, apparently lecturing him about something or other, making her the pure picture of arrogant disrespect. Apparently, she has learned from the best of the marketers. Before her finger-wagging diatribe, her book Scorpions for Breakfast was ranked 285,568 on the Amazon list. By the time she…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

African Americans Lose, While Others Gain

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

The unemployment rate is falling for the third month in a row, and in December about 200,000 private sector jobs were created. The monthly unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that unemployment has declined by six tenths of a percentage point since August. Already, some economists are saying we can expect another decline next month. I am surprised, however, at the very tepid language that the Employment…

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