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Soul Sessions | June 2024

"The Centrality of Soul in Our Lives:
Exploring the Black Magic of Our Music"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 30 June 2024 | 5:30pm (PST)

Heri za Siku ya Baba Zetu | Happy Day of Our Fathers
NO SOUL SESSION | Sunday, June 16, 2024

African American Cultural Center (Us)

JUNE MONTH of Activities

Soul Sessions | May 2024


Soul Sessions | April 2024

"The Ethical Imperative of Serudj Ta:
Achieving A New Earth and A New Us "
__A Kawaida Earth Day Lecture__
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 28 April 2024 | 5:30pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | March 2024

Soul Sessions | February 2024


Soul Sessions | January 2024




Soul Sessions | December 2023

"An Evening in Africa"

A Celebration of Our Sacred and Soulful Selves
Sunday, 31 December 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Reachin' 'Round the World With Kwanzaa:
A Kwanzaa Conversation With the Creator of Kwanzaa"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Tuesday, 27 December 2023 | 5:30pm (PST)

Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony
Community Umoja (Unity) Night Celebration
Tuesday, 26 December 2023 | 5:30pm (PST)

"Kwanzaa, Symbols, Sensibilities and Insights:
Gleaning Deep Meanings and Expansive Messages"
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa

Sunday, 17 December 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)


Maziko | Memorial Service
Mpinduzi Khuthaza

Sunday, 10 December 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | November 2023

"Critical Reflection, Righteous Struggle and Radical Caring:
Reimagining, Repairing and Remaking Our World"
Dr. Maulana Karenga | Dr. cornel West

Sunday, 26 November 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Practicing and Promoting Kawaida:
NAKO | National and Pan-African Initiatives"

Sunday, 19 November 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Converation on Critical Issues That Confront Us:
Understanding and Advancing Our Intersts "
| Dr. Maulana Karenga |

Sunday, 12 November 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | October 2023

"Black People, Besieged Palestine and Rampaging Israel;
Our Moral Obligation to Resist Genocide and Demand Justice"
Sunday, 29 October 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Consulting King Concerning Israel'sWar Against Palesltine:
Palestinians Within the Field of Our Moral Vision "
Sunday, 22 October 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Standing in Solidarity with the People of Palestine:
- A Community conversation on the Real Moral Issues"
Sunday, 15 October 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)


"Nana Fannie Lou Hamer's America"
- Film and Discussion -
Sunday, 8 October 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | September 2023

"Us in the Interest of Our People:
Centering the 58 Years and 232 Seasons of Our Struggle"
An Interview With Seba Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 24 September 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)


The Radical and CAring History of Us:
Reeflective Remembrance of 58 Years and 232 Seasons of Loving Struggle"
Sunday, 17 September 2023 | 3:00pm (PST) || PART 2

Sunday, 10 September 2023 | 3:00pm (PST) || PART 1

Soul Sessions | August 2023

Practicing Pan-Africanism with Nana Marcus Garvey:
Retrieval, Redemption and Liberation of Global Africa"
Sunday, 27 August 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

NO SOUL SESSION | In Preparation of Hurricane Hilary
Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Raising Up and Remembering Nana JoAnn Watson:
Honoring Her Legacy, Repairing Ourselves and the World
Sunday, 13 August 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

A Kawaida Master Class | July 2023

____A Kawaida Master Class____

"Maatian Ethics and Current Critical Issues:
Repairing, Renewing and Remaking Ourselves and the World"

Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sundays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 - 2023 | 12:00-3:00pm (PST)


Soul Sessions | June 2023

Black Art, Black People and Black Liberation:
Reaffirming the Critical Role of the Black Artist

Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 25 June 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Heri za Siku ya Baba Zetu | Happy Day of Our Fathers
Sunday, 18 June 2023 | CLOSED

The Enduring Beautify of African Drumming and Dancing
Continuing the Tradition, Living the Legacy:

Sunday, 11 June 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)


Rightfully Remembering Tina Turner
Sunday, 4 June 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | May 2023

Celebration and Commemoration

Sunday, 29 May 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Haji Malcolm and Cultivating Critical Consciousness:

Reaffirming the Radical Awareness of Being Woke"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 21 May 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Heri za Siku Ya Mama Zetu  | Happy Day of Our Mothers
Sunday, 14 May 2023 |

"Rightfully Raising Up and Remembering
Nana Harry Belafone - Singer/Actor/Activist

Sunday, 7 May 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | April 2023

The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Sunday, 23 April 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)


"Raising Up and Remembering Randall Robinson:
Honoring His Legacy By Continuing It"

Sunday, 26 April 16| 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | March 2023
Black History Month II: Women Focus

"Reasoning 'Bout Reparations and Resistance:
The Inseparable Radical Remedies for Oppression"

Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 26 March 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Sugar Cane Alley" | Movie and Discussion
Sunday, 19 March 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Faith of OUr Mothers and Fathers:
Anchoring Ways to Understand and Assert Ourselves in the World"
Sunday, 12 March 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Celebrating Black Women's Activism:
Reparations, Pan-Africanism, Sisterhood and Continued Struggle"
Sunday, 5 March 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | February 2023
Black History Month I: General Focus

"Resisting the Madness Engulfing America:
Defying the Outlawing of Learning and Being Black"
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 26 February 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Love Songs, Struggle Songs and Something' Else:
Sunday, 19 February 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Resisting Eurocentric Narrow Notions of Knowledge:
The Continuing Struggle for Quality Education"
Sunday, 12 February 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Deacons For Defense" | Movie and Discussion
Sunday, 5 February 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | January 2023

"Rightfully Remembering and Resisting for Tyre Nichols:

Countering the Mentality and Mayhem of Americanism"
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 29 January 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)


A Roundtable Discussion
"Turning Toward King in Critical Times:
Holding to Hope, Practicing Peace, Achieving Jusitce"

Sunday, 15 January 2023 | 3:00pm (PST)

6263 - January 1- 2023 | No Soul Session


Soul Sessions | December 2022


Kwanzaa, Culture and the Practice of Freedom:
A Message and Model for Our Times
Sunday, 18 December 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Creating, Celebrating and Sharing Kwanzaa:
A Conversation with Dr. Maulana Karenga
The Creator of Kwanzaa
Sunday, 18 December 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)


Soul Sessions | November 2022

Community Conversation on Kwanzaa:
Celebrating the Holiday and Practicing the Principles
Sunday, 20 November 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)


Message from the Midterm Elections:
Strengthening Our Communtiy and Continuing the Struggle
Sunday, 13 November 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Voting and Struggling to Remake America:
Improving the Conditions and Capacities for Life
Sunday, 6 November 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | October 2022

The Black Community and the Upcoming Elections:
Vote Like Your Life Depends on It
Sunday, 30 October 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

The Woman King
Review and Discussion
Sunday, 23 October 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Confronting the Shifting Color of Racism in L.A.:
Resisting the Tyranny of Another Majority
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 16 October 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Remembrance | Nana Pharoah Sanders
2 October 2022

Soul Sessions | September 2022

A Community Conversation with Dr. Maulana Karenga
on the 57th Anniversary of the Organization Us,
Kawaida and the Nguzo Saba

Sunday, 25 September 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Grounding, Growth and Struggle in the Practice of Kawaida and the Nguzo Saba:
Celebrating the 57th Anniversary of
the Organization Us, Kawaida Philosophy and the Nguzo Saba

Sunday, 18 September 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Us, Still Steadfast In the Struggle:
228 Exacting Seasons of Righteous and Relentless Resistance

Sunday, 11 September 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

In Honor of  Black Labor,
We Will NOT Hold Our
Regular Soul Session
| Sunday, 4 September 2022 |

Soul Sessions | August 2022

59th Commemoration | March on Washington
Community Roundtable Discussion

Sunday, 28 August 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)


Hayti Revolution Reflections:
Legacy and Current Lessons of Resistance
Sunday, 21 August 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

The Legacy and Lessons of the Watts Revolt:
Insights From the Front Lines
Sunday, 14 August 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Sacred Sources of Our Self-Understanding:
The Nguzo Saba and The Seven Cardinal Virtues of Maat
Sunday, 7 August 2022 | 11:00am (PST)

Soul Sessions | July 2022

Living the Legacy of Nana Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune:
Reimagining and Remaking the World
Sunday, 31 July 2022 | 3:00-6:00pm (PST)

Honoring the Music of William Hart, Michael Henderson and Bill Withers:
Remembering Their Message and Magic
Sunday, 24 July 2022 | 3:00-6:00pm (PST)

Tanzia (Announcement of Transition) | Robert Cunningham Tambuzi
Sunday, 17 July 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Securing Black Women's Health and Wholeness:
Critical Work and Continuing Struggle
Sunday, 10 July 2022 | 3:00-6:00pm (PST)

No Regular Session | Sunday, 3 July 2022 |
Questioning the Country with Frederick Douglass:
Judgment, Not Joy on July 4th

Soul Sessions | June 2022

"The Miracle and Music of Being Father:
Rhythms and Rigors of Everyday Life"
Dr. Maulana Karenga | Sunday, 26 June 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

| Black Music Month Special Event |

"International African Arts Festival:
Through the Decades"
Dr. Segun Shabaka | Sunday, 12 June 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | May 2022

African Liberation Day | Celebration and Commemoration
Monday, 30 May 2022 | 3:00-6:00pm (PST)

"Haji Malcolm and the Buffalo Battlefield:
Aid for Ukraine and War on Us"
Dr. Maulana Karenga | Sunday, 22 May 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Marking One Million Lost from Covid:
Honoring the Dead, Caring for the Living and Continuing the Struggle

Sunday, 15 May 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Celebrating the Life of Louise Little and All Our Mothers
Sunday, 8 May 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | April 2022

Panel Discussion
Remembrance, Reaffirmation and Resistance:
Light and Lessons from the 1992 April Revolt"
Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Resurrection and Righteous Resistsnace:
Towards A New Society, A New Earth and A New Us
Dr. Maulana Karenga | Sunday, April 17, 2022, 3:00pm (PST)

"Nana Harriet Tubman and the Legacy of Freedom:
Lessons of Life, Love and Struggle"
Seba Maulana Karenga | Seba Tiamoyo Karenga
Sunday, April 10, 2022, 3:00pm (PST)

Dr. King Day of Sacrifice | Panel Discussion
Sunday, April 4, 2022 - Panel

Soul Sessions | March 2022



Nana Harriet Tubman and the
Collective Concept and Practice of Freedom
Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Ida B. Wells and Kawaida Womanism:

Considering the Mission and Meaning of Woman"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, March 20, 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)


"The Sight, Sound & Soul of Black Women"

Sunday, March 13, 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Maatian Principles and Practice for Our Times:

An Ancient Pathway for A Life Well-Lived"

Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 9:00am (PST)

Soul Sessions | February 2022 |
Black History Month I: General Focus


"Uplifting the Legacy of the Hon. Marcus Garvey:

The Global Struggle to Achieve His Exoneration"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, February 27, 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

"Honoring the Legacy of the Hon. Marcus Garvey:
The Global Struggle to Achieve His Exoneration"
Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 3:00pm (PST)

Celebrating Black History and Black Love
A Community Conversation

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 3:00pm (PST)

Maziko (Memorial Services) for
Omowale Tambuzi (Johnnie Horne)
Sunday, February 6, 2022 3:0pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | January 2022

"The Ethical Imperative of Serudj Ta:

To Repair, Renew and Remake the World"
Dr. Maulana Karenga | January 30, 2022

"The Historical and Current Struggle for Voting Rights:

The Urgency and Value of Voting"
A Community Conversation || January 23, 2022

"Reclaiming King at a Critical Time:

His Crucial Question of Chaos or Community"
Dr. Maulana Karenga | January 16, 2022


Soul Sessions | December 2021


 Heri za Kwanzaa | Happy Kwanzaa

"International Kwanzaa Week Celebration"

Saturday, 31 December 2021 | Kuumba

"Kwanzaa Week Celebrations"

Sunday, 26 December 2021 through Saturday, 2 January 2022


"Kwanzaa Umoja Celebration"

Children's Kwanzaa Celebration and Candle Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, 26 December 2021 |10:00am (PST)

Umoja (Unity) Celebration and Candle Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, 26 December 2021 | 3:00pm (PST)


"Kwanzaa's Meaning in the Midst of Pandemic:
A Central Site of Reaffirmation and Resistance "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 19 December 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Community Kwanzaa Workshop Part I and II"

Sunday, 5 December and Sunday, 12 December 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | November 2021

"Ranting and Ranging Against Critical Race Theory:
An Epidemic of Racist Reaction to Truth "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Rethinking Reparations:
A Collective Solution, Not Separate Settlements "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 7 November 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | October 2021

"Sacred Sources for Our Self-Grounding:
Anchoring Our Inward and Outward Struggles"

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 3:00pm (PST)


"Living the Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer:
Sharing and Shaping Ourselves in Struggle "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | September 2021

 6205-6261 - | Heri za Kuanzisha | Happy Founding Day | September 7 - 1965-2021

"Us, Steadfast in the Storms of History:
56 Years and 224 Seasons of Struggle "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 12 August 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Sunday, 5 September 2021


Soul Sessions | August 2021

"Confronting Covid, Recalls and Republican Madness:
No Reliable Remedy Except Resistance "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Haiti and the Heavy Hand of History:
Concerning Natural and Unnatural Disasters "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Reclaiming Watts:
Reaffirming the Right to Rebel"

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 15 August 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"August Insights: Everywhere A Battleline,
Every Day A Call to Struggle "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 3:00pm (PST)


"COVID and Two Ways Before Us:
Open Up, We Live; Close Down, We Die"

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | July 2021

"Framing Our Tasks With Fanon:
Reconsidering Critical Questions of Life "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 25 July 2021, 3:00pm (PST)


"The History and Future of Haiti:
Revolution, Repression, Resistance and Eventual Victory "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 3:00pm (PST)


"The Music and Magic of Blackness:
the Centering and Sustaining Beauty of Soul"

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 11 July 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Sunday, 4 July 2021 | Happy Frederick Douglass Day

Soul Sessions | June 2021

Anatomy of Resurgent Racism:
Some Sources of Its Savagery
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 27 June 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Heri za Siku ya Baba Zetu
Happy Day of Our Fathers

Sunday, June 20, 2021 | Closed in Celebration


Living A Kawaida Life:
Self-Understanding, Relatedness, Striving and Sharing Good
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 13 June 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Telling and Taking Back Tulsa:
Resisting Erasure and Americana Appropriation
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, 6 June 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

Soul Sessions | May 2021


African Liberation Day
Celebration and Commemoration
Monday, 31 May 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Black and World Solidarity with Palestine:
A Rising Tide of Righteous Struggle "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

May 23, 2021, 3:00pm

"Min. Malcolm, Protector of the People:
Unmasking Racism in America's Claim of Innocence "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

May 16, 2021, 3:00pm

Heri za Siku ya Mama Zetu
Happy Day of Our Mothers

Sunday, May 9, 2021 | Closed in Celebration

"Reading Battlefield Notes from A. Philip Randolph:
Lessons on Labor, Freedom, Justice and Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

May 2, 2021, 3:00pm

Soul Sessions | April 2021

"Justice for George Floyd and Us All:
The Measure and Meaning of the Verdict"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

April 25, 2021, 3:00pm

"Paul Robeson's Moral Imperatives:
Striving to be African and Free"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

April 18, 2021, 3:00pm


"Justice, George Floyd and Unforgivable Blackness:
America on Trial as a Repeat Offender"

Dr. Maulana Karenga

April 11, 2021, 3:00pm

"Building Dr. King's Beloved Community:
Mutual Respect, Justice, Service, Sacrifice and Struggle"

April 4, 2021, 3:00pm


March | 2021

Soul Sessions | Black History Month II | Women Focus

Sunday, 28 March 2021
"Women Holding Up Half of Heaven:
Sustaining the Movement and the World"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 21 March 2021
"Marriage, Living and Lovoing Long-Time:
Essential Insights in Keeping it Good"

Sunday, 14 March 2021
"Black Women, Well-Being and Rightful Attentiveness:
Spiritual, Psychological and Physical Considerations"

Sunday, 7 March 2021
"Celebrating Black Women's Excellence in Love, Life and Struggle:
Kawaida Womanism, Sisterhood, Politics and Reparations"

February | 2021

Soul Sessions | Black History Month | General Focus

January | 2021


"No More White Nights in Miami:
Embracing the New Black Day Dawning "
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, January 31, 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"To Unite the Nation With Justice:
Securing Medicine, Money and Means for All"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, January 24, 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Martin, Malcolm and Saving America:
A Radical Reckoning at the Crossroads"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

January 17, 2021, 3:00pm (PST)

"Black People: Storm Riding,
Whirlwind Blooming, Specializing in the Wholly Impossible "
Dr. Maulana Karenga

January 10, 2021, 3:00pm (PST)







































December | 2020
Heri za Kwanzaa | Happy Kwanzaa

Sunday, December 27, 2020


Saturday, December 26, 2020


"Kwanzaa and the Well-Being of the World:
Living and Uplifting The Seven Principles"
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa
December 20, 2020, 3:00pm (PST)

Community Kwanzaa Workshop with
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa, Part 2
December 13, 2020, 3:00pm (PST)

Community Kwanzaa Workshop with
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa
December 6, 2020, 3:00pm (PST)

November 29, 2020
"Cherishing and Challening Kamala Harris:
Issues of Commitment and Accountability"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

November 22, 2020
"Trump's White Magic and Carnival Mirrors:
Shameless Hustling in the White House"

November 15, 2020
"Distinguishing Between Democratic Blue and Peoplehood Black:
Necessary Distinctions Between People and Party"

November 8, 2020
"Being Ella Baker Even After the Election:
Valuing the Victory, Continuing Our Struggle"

November 1, 2020
"The Moral Meaning of Our Struggle:
Saving America From Its Trumpian Self"

Nguzo Saba Conference | | October 2020
55th Anniversary

Session 3 - October 25, 2020
"Exploring and Living Kawaida Philosophy:
Seriously Being and Freeing Our African Selves"

Session 2 - October 11, 2020

"Rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement:
Lessons Learned from the
Million Man March/Day ofAbsence Mission Statement"

Session 1 - October 11, 2020
"Engaging Critical Issues Confronting Us:
Crafting and Pursuing a Radically Transforming Agenda

Soul Session | October 4, 2020
Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Forging Our Future With Fannie Lou Hamer:
The Urgency and Value of Voting"



Soul Sessions | September 2020
-- In The Time of Pandemic and Resistance --

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Sacred Offerings for Breonna's Altar:
Sacrifice, Service and Intensified Struggle " - September 27, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Pursuing the Seven-Fold Path of Blackness:
Practicing Principles of Life and Struggle" - September 20, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Us' 55 Years of Unbudging Blackness:
Africa As Our Moral Ideal" Part II - September 13, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Us' 55 Years of Unbudging Blackness:
Africa As Our Moral Ideal"- September 6, 2020



Soul Sessions--August 2020
-- In The Time of the Coronavirus --

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Rising in Resistance with Paul Robeson:
Athletes Joining the Struggle for Racial Justice"- August 30, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Voting For Our Own Vision:
Not Just a Question of Candidates "- August 23, 2020


Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Garvey's Whirlwind,Watts' and Ferguson's Fire:
Signs and Obligations of Our Times "- August 16, 2020


Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Recognizing Aurora as America Unmasked:
No Exempltion, Even for Our Children"- August 9, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Honoring Black Resistance in August:
Pursuing Liberation thru Love and Struggle "- August 2, 2020


Soul Sessions--July 2020
-- In The Time of the Coronavirus --

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Faith in Troubled and Trying Times:
Our Spiritual Strivings and Social Struggles"- July 26, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Lifting Up Lowery, Vivian and Lewis:
Living the Legacy, Freeing the People"- July 19, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Sustaining Ourselves and Our Struggle:
Some Necessary Notes on Holding Ground"- July 12, 2020

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Questioning the Country with Frederick Douglass:
Judgment, Not Joy on July 4th" - July 5, 2020



Soul Sessions--June 2020
-- In The Time of the Coronavirus --

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Ukumbusho (Memorial Tribute) -- Mark Wasifu Tangulifu
Sunday, June 28, 2020

"Matters and Meanings of Black Fatherhood:
An All-Seasons Conception and Practice"
June 21, 2020

"Matters of Black Lives and Struggles:
Mapping the Roads of Resistance Forward"
June 14, 2020

"Bunkers, Bibles and a Burning House:
Radically Reimagiuing and Rebuilding America"
June 7, 2020



Soul Sessions--May 2020
-- In The Time of the Coronavirus --

Dr. Maulana Karenga

"Reigniting Ferguson's Fires of Resistance:
Reaffirming Our Right and Will to Breathe"
31 May 2020

"Min. Malcolm's Moral Critique of America:
Frontline Truths for Pandemic Oppression"
17 May 2020

"Honoring Our Mothers With Our Lives:
Lessons of Love, Life and Struggle"
10 May 2020

"Summer Will Not Save Us:
Faultlines, Battlelines, Affirmation and Resistance"
3 May 2020



Soul Sessions--April 2020
-- In The Time of the Coronavirus --

Dr. Maulana Karenga

"Seeking Victory Over Two Viruses:
Covid-19 and the Pathology of Oppression"
26 April 2020

"Meditating on the Meaning of Struggle In the Midst of Crisis:
Valuing Our Inward and Outward Striving for the Good"
19 April 2020

"Black People Rising and Reaffirming:
Resurrection, Repair, Renewal and Remaking Ourselvs and the World"
12 April 2020

"Bringing Forth the Fire Within Us:
Weathering the Worst of Winters"
5 April 2020



29 March 2020
"Market Resurrection and Health Risks at Easter:
Trump's Unconscionable Invitation to Disaster"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

March 2020

Soul Sessions | African Centered Womanism
Black History Month II: Women Focus

February 2020

Soul Sessions | Dr. Maulana Karenga -
Black History Month I: General Focus



January 2020

Soul Session | Revisiting South Africa
Dr Maulana and Mrs. Tiamoyo Karenga 01-26-20

Soul Session | Considering King in Critical Times 01-19-20

SS--Critical Issues of War Peace and Justice 01-12-20




December 2019

November 2019



October 2019

A Vision Theatre Town Hall
"A Conversation on Culture and Community"

Kuanzisha -
September 8, 2019

August 2019

August 25, 2019
"Holocaust, Haiti, Ferguson and Watts:
Honoring Our People Through Struggle "
Dr. Maulana Karenga


August 18, 2019

An Ujima Event
"Holocaust, Reparations and Resistance:
Tasks and Terrains of Righteous Struggle"

August 4, 2019
Announcement of Transition and Maziko
Ali Kujichagulia



July 2019

"Kawaida Ways of Engaging the World:
Active Caring, Deep Thinking and Transformative Struggle"
July 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
KIPAS Opening Lecture

"Observations and Insights From the Seasons of a
Life of Love and Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga - July 14, 2019

"The Exonerated Five: When they See Us Now"
Film and Discussion
July 7, 2019 - 3:00pm



June 2019

"White Resistance to the Ethical Imperative of Reparations:
Seeking Artificial Refuge in Dishonest Denial"
Dr. Maulana Karenga - Sunday, June 30, 2019, 3:00pm


"Talkin' and Testifying 'Bout Black Music:
The Soul Magic, Meanings and Messages"
An Ujima Event
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00pm

"The Practice and Principles of Fatherhood:
Sharing a Kawaida Maatian Conception"
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:30am KRST Unity Center



May 5: "Nurturing Young Hearts, Minds and Bodies:
Linking the Lives and Work of Limbiko Tembo and Thabiti Ambata"

May 19: "Rightfully Remembering Min. Malcolm:
Valuing Our Lives, Work and Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

May 27--Monday: African Liberation Day
"For the Liberation and Struggle of African Peoples Everywhere"



April 7: "Dr. King and U.S. Intervention in Venezuela" | Panel

April 21: Resurrection, Rising and Renewal Black People
Ancient Egyptian and Current Concepts
| Dr. Maulana Karenga |

April 28: "Black Community and Presidential Politics" | Panel

Black History Month II: Women Focus



Black History Month I: General Focus

"Upholding the History of A Noble People:
Living and Advancing the Legacy"
Dr. Maulana Karenga -- February 24, 2019

Black History Month I: General Focus
February 3, 2019

"In Remembrance and Reaffirmation of Resistance:
Maintaining Continuing Commitment to Our Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga -- January 27, 2019




"Hiding the Homeless:
Facing One of the Critical Issues of Our Time"
Sunday, November 11, 2018


African American Cultural Center (Us)
Activities -- October 2018

| Dr. Maulana Karenga "Making Meanings from the Odu Ifa" |


Activities -- September 2018
Kuanzisha -- The Founding of Us -- September 7, 2018



African American Cultural Center (Us)
Activities -- August 2018

| Dr. Maulana Karenga |
"Living and Singing Soul with Aretha:
Respecting Our Awesome and Soulful Selves "
A Tribute Lecture to Aretha Franklin

Conversation on Us with Naibu Tayari
Sunday, 19 August 2018


| August 05--Haiti |
| August 12-- Remembering the Watts Revolt |
| August 19-- A Conversation on Us with Naibu Tayari |
| August 26-- Dr. Maulana Karenga--"The Moral and Cultural Meaning of Blackness"|

Dr. Maulana Karenga
"Holding Ground and Moving Courageously Forward"
KIPAS Opening Lecture--Sunday, July 22,2018

Summer Movies at the Center--
Sunday, July 1--"Queen of Katwe"
Sunday, July 15 --"Not Easily Broken"

Dr. Maulana Karenga | "Beyond Selective Morality and Mourning"
June 24, 2018

Fathers, Sons and Brothers
June 10, 2018

Black Music Month--June 3, 2018


African Liberation Day - Monday, May 28, 2018

Soul Session--Sunday, May 13, 2018

Soul Session--Sunday, May 6, 2018


Soul Sessions --April 2018

Soul Sessions -- March 2018

Soul Sessions -- February 2018



Soul Sessions -- January 2018






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