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Habari Gani?: Umoja

  • December 26, 2022

Habari Gani? (What’s the news of the day?) Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. Dagi knot – a Pan African symbol of unity found in several African cultures, i.e., Yoruba, Hausa, Bushongo, etc. Source: The Official Kwanzaa Website A Quick Kwanzaa FAQ Q. What is Kwanzaa? […]


‘If we allow Black-owned businesses to fail, we all fail’: New report finds COVID-19 shutdowns hit Black-owned small businesses hardest

  • August 5, 2020

A new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that 41% of Black-owned small businesses have been lost due widespread shutdowns brought on by the coronavirus crisis. MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez speaks with Connie Evans, the President and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, about what changes can be made at the federal […]


A New Afrikan Culture

  • July 28, 2020

A people’s culture; its traditions, religion and common history, defines the possibilities for that people.  On the African continent as in the “Americas”, Black culture struggles still to overcome the “twin holocausts” of Slavery and Europe’s 19th century “dismemberment” of the African continent. Both slavery and Europe’s imperialism: suppressed, persecuted and sought to destroy Black […]

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Evolutionary Vanguard

  • July 27, 2020

In war, the “vanguard” are the advance troops who are first to engage an enemy.  They are most times the best trained and equipped fighters and are accountable for establishing the character of the conflict.  In political or social movements there is also a “vanguard”.  They are the tacticians, spokesmen, exemplars and heroes to their […]


My People are Destroyed for a Lack of …

  • July 26, 2020

There are three key areas of a people’s existence that I feel most shapes their character and their destiny: One, their religious traditions. Two, their political institutions and three, their culture. Of the three, culture is the most inclusive,  consisting of a great many components, including the religious and political. The reason that I call […]


To Those Opposed to Kwanzaa

  • July 24, 2020

To Those Opposed to Kwanzaa, Which of the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principals) do you object to? What about the ritualization of a people’s collective goals and objectives do you find offensive? Don’t talk to me about Ron Karenga. My sisters hung out with “Ron” back in the days he drove that old brown van. That […]