Heri za Kwanzaa 2019
Heri za Kwanzaa !!!
Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense.
If we strive to embrace the N’Guzo Saba (the7-Priniciples) from which the holiday is built, incorporate them into our lives, our community activism and our relationships one to the other, we can model for our children the best that is us. I urge you to bring that good into focus as we suffer this economic genocide, body politic failure and this civil war in this country.
The holiday presents an opportunity for us as family and community to create a cultural tradition which reflects the best of African thought and practice in its reaffirmation of the dignity of the human person in community and culture, the well-being of family and community, the integrity of the environment and our kinship with it, and the rich resource and meaning of a people’s culture.
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We have hosted discussion with many of the most important voices in Black America. Enjoy these LIVE broadcasts as podcasts.
Our 2016-2016 Line-Up
2016 SEASON PART I
OCG SPECIAL :: 40M Souls : Marginalized, Traumatized, Terrorized and Murdered
Sunday, July 10, 2016 10pm LIVE
Joining us: Yvette Carnell of BreakingBrown.com, Dr. James L. Taylor, USF and UC Berkeley, Dr. Tommy J. Curry, Texas A&M University
What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.
REBROADCAST Orignally Aired Live May 19, 2012
“Sankofa” teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone, or been stripped of can be reclaimed, revived, preserved, and perpetuated.
OUR COMMON GROUND THIS WEEK
Session 2 of the 2015 Season begins September 5, 2015
REPARATIONS for American Slavery: A Question of Debt
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
OCG 2014 PROGRAM LINE UP
Black History Games Pre-Emptied and will be rescheduled. Stay tuned.
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