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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)

"Manhood, Mission and the Million Man March:
Transformative Practice and Policy Struggle "

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Sunday, 24 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 "

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




Soul Sessions - December 2017

Soul Sessions -- November 2017


Soul Sessions -- October 2017

Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer
100th Birthday Anniversary


Soul Sessions -- September 2017

"Sources of Our Righteous and Relentless Resistance"
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Sunday, September 24, 2017

52nd Anniversary of Us
Sunday, September 20, 2017

Soul Sessions -- August 2017

Soul Sessions - July 2017


Soul Sessions -- June 2017

Soul Sessions -- May 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017
African Liberation Day
Celebration and Continuation of the Liberation Struggle

Sunday, May 21, 2017
"Living Malcolm's Liberation Ethics:
Remembering, Rising, Raising and Resistance"
Dr. Maulana Karenga



April 30, 2017
Remembering Our History of Revolt
Dr. Maulana Karenga


April 16, 2017
Reception, Conversation and Book Signing
Baba Araba Ifayemi Elibuibon

April 9, 2017



March 26, 2017
Lifting and Holding Up Heaven:
Women's and Men's Work in the World
Dr. Maulana Karenga

March 19, 2017

An Afternoon of Music with
Dennis Flowers

March 12, 2017

An Ingathering of the Sisters of Africa / Senut Sisterhood


January 29, 2017

"Consulting King Concerning the Tragedy of Trump:
Mapping and Making Our Way Forward"

Dr. Maulana Karenga


December 2016

November 2016

October 2016



September 2016



August 2016



July 2016

Community Discussion on the Murder of
Bro. Alton Sterling



June 2016

Sowetu, Simba and African Youth
Dr. Maulana Karenga

Remembering Muhammad Ali

Heri za Siku ya Baba -- Happy Father's Day



May 2016


April 2016

"Saving the Earth and Ourselves:
Conversations with Dr. George W. Carver"

"Fighting for Transit Justice on Crenshaw"


Black History Month II: Women Focus

Black History Month I: General Focus





Heri za Kwanzaa: Kwanzaa Activities, Los Angeles 2015

Kwanzaa Marketplace: Meet and Greet
Sunday, 6 December 2015, 3:00--5:00pm




November 22, 2015
"Thinkin 'Bout Things That Matter
Life, Love, Truth, Justice and Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga



October 2015
"Nat Turner and Fannie Lou Hamer:
Messages and Models of Righteous Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga

"Homage to Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer:
Conversations, Insights & Celebration"
Sunday, 18 October 2015


"Justice or Else: The Significance and Ongoing Struggle"
Sunday, 11 October 2015



"50th Anniversary African American Cultural Center,
The Nguzo Saba & The Organization Us"
--Community Reception--

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 3:00pm



"Engaging Garvey, Katrina, Ferguson and Watts:
Embodying the Whirlwind, Flood and Fire"

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Sunday, 30 August 2015, 3:00pm

"Remmebering the Watts Revolt:
Understanding and Celebrating Our History of Struggle"
Prof. Amen Rahh, Sunday, 16 Augus 2015, 3:00pm

"Revolt & Renaissance:
A Legcy of Self-Determination
Ms. Pamela Garrett, Sunday, 2 August 2015, 3:00pm



"Kawaida and the Current Crisis:
A Philosophy of Life, Love and Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Sunday, July 26, 2015, 3:00pm

"The Reemergence of Black Movements and the
Supporting Role of National Legal Organizations"
Dr. Jill Humphries, Sunday, July 12, 2015, 3:00pm


"Reframing Conversations on Charleston:
An Ethics of Righteous Anger and Resistance"
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Sunday, June 28, 2015, 3:00pm


"For the Liberation & Struggle of African Peoples Everywhere"
Monday, May 25, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm

"Malcolm's Message of Resistance:
Reflections on Baltimore, Ferguson and Elsewhere "
Dr. Maulana Karenga
May 17, 2015



"Seba Limbiko Tembo:
Celebrating Her Life and Legacy"
May 3, 2015

"Knowing and Honoring Nathan Hare:
Thinking and Thundering Black"
April 26, 2015



A Man Named Pearl:
An Environmental Documentary
Sunday, 19 April 2015

"Black Male-Female Relations Again:
Matters of Life, Love and Struggle"
Dr. Maulana Karenga



Fundi: The Store of Ella Baker
March 22, 2015



"Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed
Film and Discussion
March 15, 2015


"The Sruggle to End Police Violence:
A Community Conversation"
March 8, 2015




































50th Anniversary of the Commemoration of the
Martyrdom of Malcolm X

"Malcolm and the Ethics of Martyrdom:
Witness, Service, Struggle and Sacrifice"
Dr. Maulana Karenga



American Black Film Institute presents
"Conscious Film Making in this Post Racial Era:
Why Films With a Message Matter Now More Than Ever"




A National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day Forum
Sunday, February 1, 2015


Sunday, January 25, 2015
"King, Ferguson and Our Current Struggles:
The Anatomy and Obligation of Resistance"

Sunday, January 18, 2015
"King, Ferguson and Our Current Struggles:
An Intergenerational Dialogue on Resistance"

Sunday, January 11, 2015









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