Sunday, May 24, 2015
Rollercoasting with Michael Jackson
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 July 2009
The recent flood and flurry of activities and conversations around Michael Jackson's earlier rise and fall and now his resurrection as a central subject of national and global focus represents an E-ride ... read more >>
Frederick Douglass and the 4th of July
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 02 July 2009
As we prepare for the July 4th celebrations and contemplate the racial meaning of the post-racial message of the Supreme Court's recent decision on affirmative action in favor of Whites, and as President ... read more >>
Libation for Limbiko Tembo
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 25 June 2009
This is a libation, sacred words and water, spoken and poured in remembrance and honor, in ever-growing gratitude, ever-enduring love and everlasting appreciation of you, Limbiko Tembo, our sister, special, ... read more >>
Foundations for Black Fatherhood
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 11 June 2009
As we move this month towards Father's Day, let us pause and pay due hommage to those fathers who have kept their commitment, honored their obligations, and sacrificed and struggled to take care of their ... read more >>
Stepping into the World
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 04 June 2009
This is a repeated and slightly modified message in pride, praise and honor of this year's graduating Black students and the Black graduation ceremony itself. It's not just the culturally specific music ... read more >>
Confronting Police Killings
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 28 May 2009
No matter how it's explained away, layed out and juggled around in a language of legal justification or as an urgent public plea to understand and empathize with the precarious position of the police, ... read more >>
African Liberation and Renaissance
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 21 May 2009
As we gather to celebrate African Liberation Day, let us be ever and intensely mindful that we meet in the midst of an unfinished fight, an ongoing struggle with social and ethical imperatives concerning ... read more >>
Remembering Malcolm
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 14 May 2009
Min. Malcolm X's unchanging challenge to us as a people and persons to "wake up, clean up and stand up" is a constant and clarion call: to come into and cultivate an ever-expanding consciousness of ourselves ... read more >>
Remembering the Miracle of Our Mother
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 07 May 2009
This is a special Mother's Day homage to our mother, who with our father, brought us into being, who bathed and baptized us, even in the womb, in the sacred waters of her love, who nurtured us, who knew ... read more >>
Honoring August Wilson
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 30 April 2009
In the month of remembering, reading and raising up the work and life of August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005), arguably the most successful and celebrated playwright in U.S. history, one is unavoidably ... read more >>
Big-Power Banditry, Small-Scale Piracy
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 23 April 2009
It is a fundamental Kawaida contention that one of the greatest powers in the world is the capacity to define reality and make others accept it, even when it's to their disadvantage. This is why Min. Malcolm ... read more >>
Art, Struggle and African Renaissance: FESMAN III
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 16 April 2009
The theme and constant thrust of African Renaissance, the self-regeneration and victorious rise and reassertion of African people on the stage of human history has been an ongoing quest and project for ... read more >>
In Remembrance and Recommitment
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 09 April 2009
April 4th marks the martyrdom and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thus a time of paying homage to him and his ultimate sacrifice as a martyr, and of actively reaffirming that his legacy ... read more >>
Remembering Freedom’s Journal
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 26 March 2009
In the midst of the mournful discourse concerning the steady disintegration of big-city and regional dailies and the continuing collapse of journalism as a professional, principled and promising practice, ... read more >>
"Building Righteous Relationships: Ending Unrighteous Dealings"
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 March 2009
In this month of March in which so much of our interest and attention is rightfully turned toward the ways, wonder and well-being of women, it is important, even imperative, that a serious conversation ... read more >>
"Carrying the Shield of Oshun
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 12 March 2009
In Kawaida philosophy and practice we take African culture seriously, in the required maximum daily dose like a not-to-be-missed medicine, not only for our psychic health and wholeness, but also for ... read more >>
Hearing Thunder with Harriet Tubman
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 March 2009
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 ... read more >>
Revisiting the Radical Evil Racism
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 26 February 2009
If we want to critically understand American or any society, we cannot simply accept or mindlessly mouth its self-congratulatory narratives-neither those masquerading as curriculums in colleges and ... read more >>
Dialoging with DuBois on History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 19 February 2009
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 ... read more >>
Walking With Woodson in History
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 05 February 2009
We owe this month of meditation, celebration and recommitment to increased study of our history to Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the founder of Black History Month, who rose up from the evil and ... read more >>
Recovery and Hope in Haiti
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 29 January 2009
In the midst of our joyous and rightful celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I turned to thoughts about Haiti. not only because this is the month of Haitian Independence (January ... read more >>
Praise Song for a People
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 22 January 2009
Blessed are those who work and struggle for good in the world, who rise in resistance against oppression everywhere and in all its forms. Blessed are those whose long struggle, sacrifice and suffering ... read more >>
Rereading King: Correcting Revision & Reductive Interpretations of His Dream
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 15 January 2009
Each year throughout this country and around the world, many people who fight for freedom, struggle for justice, strive for power over their destiny and daily lives and pursue the work of peace, turn ... read more >>
Breaking the Betrayal of Silence
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 08 January 2009
Dr. Martin Luther King comes to mind in so many questions of life and struggle, not only in this his month of birth, but also in critical times like these of transition and trial, imperial wars and ... read more >>
Needful Resolutions for the New Year
Written by Dr. Maulana Karenga (Columnist) 01 January 2009
As the edges of the old and New Year meet and overflow into each other, we are again confronted with the need to sit down and think deeply about the awesome meaning and responsibility of being African ... read more >>

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Mon May 25 11:00AM -
67th Annual Memorial Day Service
Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash