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African Liberation Day: May 25, 2014

May 24, 2014
African Liberation Day: May 25, 2014

The History of African Liberation Day (ALD) ALD was founded in 1958 when Kwame Nkrumah convened the First Conference of Independent States held in Accra, Ghana and attended by eight independent African states. The 15th of April was declared “African Freedom Day,” to mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and...
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Judging America: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

May 18, 2014
Judging America: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

African American History Breakthrough Series The month of May marks the birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the twentieth-century. The African American History Breakthrough Series is proud to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm X. Malcolm X’s legacy is expansive and profoundly insightful and instructive. To...
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Remembering Martin Luther King in the Scales of History

April 13, 2014
Remembering Martin Luther King in the Scales of History

African American Breakthrough Series Consistent with the Kwanzaa principle Kujichagulia, we are proud to celebrate the history and contribution of African Americans.  Our breakthrough series highlights the ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, of African Americans, which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans and advanced human civilization.  This article reflects on the...
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President Obama: The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa as a Governing Philosophy

November 7, 2012
President Obama: The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa as a Governing Philosophy

Now that the President Obama has been re-elected for a second term, the difficult task of governing begins again. The 7 Principles presents one of the best frameworks for measuring how successful Obama will be, and determining the fidelity to the promises made and kept by Obama. Viewed through these principles then, here is...
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Celebrating and Honoring The Message of Malcolm X

May 19, 2011
Celebrating and Honoring The Message of Malcolm X

Kwanzaa places a premium and priority on African American History. The Kwanzaa symbol ‘Mat” represents tradition and history. The Kwanzaa principle Self-determination instructs that African Americans study, know, and build upon their history and honor and celebrate their heroes and heroines. Thus, we honor and celebrate the 86th year birthday of Malcolm X.  Much...
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Saving the Obama Agenda: The Youth Vote and Social Networking

October 10, 2010

“Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.” Frantz Fanon History will record that Barack Obama’s team arguably ran the greatest presidential campaign ever- in the sense that it pulled out the rug from underneath the political establishment. The internet played a crucial role in raising money,...
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Resurgence of American Racism: Same Song Different Beat

July 17, 2010

“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line.” -WEB DuBois The uptick in racist remarks and attacks on African Americans and Hispanics has caught the attention of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Color People) who of the America’s oldest civil rights organizations. This week the NAACP delegates...
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What’s Going On: War- Iraq and Afghanistan

June 27, 2010
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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: The Motive Force of Change in America

May 30, 2010
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: The Motive Force of Change in America

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were the defining figures of the 1960s black freedom struggle. These two towering leaders influence and determine the scope and tone of the civil rights struggle and black power movement. Through their philosophy and leadership, they set the moral and social agenda for much of the second half...
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Message to the Grassroots: In Unity and Struggle

May 23, 2010
Message to the Grassroots: In Unity and Struggle

Malcolm X was one of the twentieth century’s most gifted leaders and orators. He used his speeches critique American racism and to reeducate blacks regarding their identity (Africans in Americans), purpose (free themselves from racial oppression) and direction (serve as a revolutionary political and social force capable of building a more humane society). In...
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