• African American Studies: Defining Discipline
    on the fact that ancestry has an immense impact on creating a disciplinary study. Disregarding the history of the African people before establishing a study about them only hinders the opportunity a student has to fully understand what they learn about. “For some four hundred years, Europeans...
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  • Nationalism
    Maulana Karenga, the Us organization, and Black cultural nationalism in America. Scot Brown is Assistant Professor of History at UCLA. His writings on African American resistance, social movements, and cultural nationalism have appeared in the Black Scholar, American National Biography, Journal of...
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  • Current Lives of African Americans with Past Influences
    in the Black Studies Discipline. Maulana Karenga defines Black Studies as “the critical and systematic study of the thought and practice of African people in their current and historical unfolding” (3). The critical aspect of this study comes from the fact that it is identified by “careful analysis...
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  • Development of African American Studies
    examining the historical records of Black people in Africa or the western hemisphere. (Adams)Even though there are many ways of titling and describing African American Studies, the overall focus and heart of the field remains the same universally. As Maulana Karenga uses the term social responsibility...
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  • Investigatory Project in Physics
    really signifies. Unlike Christmas or Hanukah, Kwanzaa has no direct religious links or associations. Instead, this holiday, which runs from December 26 until January 1, is a celebration of African traditions and values. The creator is none other than Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black...
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  • African-American Studies
    make of the basis of African-American Studies. Some of the core principles consist of 1)history, 2)religion, 3)sociology, 4)politics, and 5)economics. The core principles serve as the thematic "glue" which holds the core subjects together. The principles assist with the expression of the African...
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  • The Major Socio-Cultural Experiences of African Americans
    -parent households in the Unites States today, and the highest crime rates. Until these problems are properly addressed, the push for civil rights will continue (Karenga 486; Newton 292) African Americans have had a long and hard history of oppression, one which has threatened to destroy the cultural...
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  • Kwanzaa
    Do You Have Principles Kwanzaa is a week long holiday honoring African culture and traditions. It falls between December 26th and January 1st each year. Maulana Karenga, an African American professor of Black Studies, proposed this observance as it was first celebrated between December 1966 and...
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  • Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade”
    produce this great country for me to live in today. Work Cited Kapatamoyo, Kombe Holocaust of Enslavement Slide Show Morgantown: WVU, 2012 Shillington, Kevin History of Africa (New York: Macmillan, 2005), 167-177. Karenga, Maulana Introduction to Black Studies (Los Angeles: University of...
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  • Afrocentrism Versus Eurocentrism
    emphasis on their contributions. The study of Africans and their history was started by a small but powerful group of scholars almost 200 years ago. These men and women provided scholarship that attempted to rewrite history and provide evidence which proves the global role African people played in...
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  • Rise of Capy
    horrifying. Even some scholars, such as Marimba Ani and Maulana Karenga have agreeably referred to it as the African Holocaust. Many of the slaves that were being treated as cargo could not bear to live anymore, and would rather jump ship at any given opportunity “chained together, preferring death...
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  • Kwanzaa 2012
    , January 1st. The name Kwanzaa derives from Swahili and it means "first fruits of the harvest." and it was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. CSI celebrated Kwanzaa 2012 on December 10, starting at 6:00 pm, at the...
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  • Reparation for the Descendants of Enslaved Africans: Whats Psychology Got to Do with It?
    majoring in psychology. (Ukombozi, 1978) However, it was not my study of psychology which inspired my interest in the subject, and definitely not my psychology professors. My interest was inspired and influenced by my membership in an African centered Pan-African nationalist group in New Orleans named...
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  • Social Justice
    understanding of the world and the factors that keep a people strong, together, and in command of their own destiny. Afrocentric socialization will be pivotal to our unity and true love for each other. Afrocentric socialization refers to an interactive process which African American parents and...
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  • The Origin of Christianity (Excerpt from Distorted Truths)
    , John and Robert Cooke. “Unburying Mystery of Pyramid Builders,” Newsday, 4/2/91. Asante, Molefi Kete. “The Egyptian Origins of Rhetoric and Oratory,” Kemet and the African World-View, Maulana Karenga and Jacob H. Carruthers, (eds.). Los Angeles: The University of Sankore Press, 1986. Awolalu, J. and...
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  • African-American Street Gangs in Los Angeles
    Organization[7] headed by Ron "Maulana" Karenga, were at one time members of the black clubs of Los Angeles during the 1950s and early 1960s. Some experts have suggested that the rivalry between the BPP and US was rooted in previous club rivalry, but it was actually associated with the opposite...
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  • Black Art
    created by the audience. The essay “Black Art: Mute Matter Given Force and Function” written by Maulana Karenga covers some important topics of constructiveness in revolutionary writers. Karenga also neglects the false doctrine of “art for art’s sake.” Art is only a reflection of the value system of...
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  • Muslim Slaves in America
    ., Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: New York University Press, 1998 Karenga, Maulana, Introduction to Black Studies. Los Angeles: Kawaida Publications, 1982 Mawdudi, Abul Ala, Towards Understanding Islam. Leicester UK: The Islamic Foundation 1980 Michael...
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  • The Life and Work of Harriet Tubman
    Religion in America. UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010. Karenga, Maulana. Introduction to Black Studies. Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press, 2010. Salem, Dorothy C. African American Women. New York And London: Garland Publishing, 1993. Shmoop Editorial Team. "Harriet Tubman in...
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  • The Black Panthers, Hero's of the Black Community
    modern technology#. Never before, in recent history had African Americans organized so well, with a determination to attain goals and objectives laid down in the 10 step program. This introduced the demands of The Black Panther Party. This allowed the government to clearly understand what the...
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