The Pseudo Afrikan Holiday Known As Kwanzaa and Ron Karenga (Originally Posted December 29, 2015)

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Ron Karenga, with wife Tiamoyo at left in photo celebrating Kwanzaa at the Rochester Institute of Technology on December 12, 2003 ( Please click onto photo to view larger.)

UPDATED POST, DECEMBER 27, 2016

Maulana Karenga is the “founder” of Kwanzaa (1966). He also supposedly began the US organization and developed the theory of Kawaida. He is the author of a number of “culturally nationalist” books and other writings. He is considered an internationally renowned leader of Afrikan people. He was a speaker and one of the key organizers of the historic Million Man March in 1995. He is one of the founders of ASCAC and has been an activist and academician for decades.

Hollie West interviewed Ron Karenga, also known as Maulana Karenga with the Washington Post in 1978. Talking about how he created the Pseudo Afrikan Holiday known as Kwanzaa.

Quote: “People think it’s African. But it’s not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know black people in this country wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of bloods (blacks) would be partying!”

But in a ‘Ebony Magazine,’ January 1998, on p. 120, in a interview he lied and said. “It’s an African holiday created for African people.”

Kwanzaa similarities with Hanukkah

Kwanzaa is not authentically Afrikan, as Karenga said himself. In fact it’s very similar to how Hanukkah is practice with a slight differences. The so-called Jewish Hanukkah Festival of Lights begins on the 25th of the Jewish calendar in Kislev and last eight days. It is roughly around Christmas on December 25th. A candle is burned each day with the Servant or Helper candle. This is pretty much very similar to Hanukkah with the lighting ceremony of the candles. Also the Servant candle is replaced with the Black candle. Instead of the eight candles and the 1 helper candle like the Jewish celebration, Kwanzaa uses seven candles with the rbg colors red, black, and green. “I call them Jewish rbg (red, black, and green) candles for this very fact to note an Afrikan surface painted over a Jewish ritual.” Many elders and eldresses who celebrate Kwanzaa do so without the Jewish rbg candles. These elders and eldresses instead pour libations, a time honored and unquestioned Afrikan tradition of thousands of years. “We must be very serious about rituals we pass down to generations. We me must be very careful with who we call leaders.”

The Kwanzaa lighting celebration with seven principles over seven days, although performed out of sincerity by countless Blacks, is a copy of the Jewish Festival of Lights of eight days. Due to this very reason, it is more cultist than Afrikan. At the very minimum, this Jewish lighting ceremony should be eliminated to gain some respectability among the holiday’s participants.

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What The Names Karenga And Maulana Really Means

In that same magazine (Ebony) January 1998 on p. 120. That I mention earlier in the post. Ron Karenga also lied again about what his last name Karenga means. “The name Karenga is Swahili for “keeper of traditions.”

In fact his last name “Karenga” does not mean “keeper of traditions” it doesn’t mean anything in Swahili. As one of my Facebook friends Fredrick Odhiambo shared with me who’s from Kenya and who speaks ‘Kiswahili’ told me earlier this year via a Facebook message when I ask him about what the name Karenga means. “Karenga has no meaning in kiswahili. The only close word “kaanga or karanga” means to fry.” “That name karenga does not exist in kiswahili spoken here or Tanzania my dear.”

Definitions for Kaanga and Karanga

http://en.bab.la/dictionary/swahili-english/kaanga
http://en.bab.la/dictionary/swahili-english/karanga

He also lied about what his first name Maulana means too that can be found in the same magazine (Ebony) from January 1998 on p. 120, (He later dropped his first name, substituting “Maulana,” which means “master teacher.”)

In fact Maulana~ doesn’t mean “Master Teacher.” The name Maulana in Arabic means “Our Protector, Our Lord or Master. It is in fact a title for Islamic leaders, not a name. “The word “maulana” is a compound word-MAULA and NA (our) which, under strict Islamic philosophy is applicable to GOD ALONE !”

When I first posted this essay, I didn’t look into the meaning of the name Maulana beyond what Karenga has always taught people – it means “Master Teacher” in Swahili. After reading the essay, Dr. Marimba Ani asked me if I knew the meaning of his name. Our discussion reminded me of a video I watched on a lecture given by John Henrik Clarke. Allow me to explain what was revealed. The name Maulana in Arabic means “Our Lord” or “Our Master”. It is in fact a title for Islamic leaders, not a name. Additionally, many who speak Arabic and are devout Muslims believe the title should not be used by any people since it is a designation of their God/Allah. Karenga has taught people that the word “Maulana” is a name which means Master Teacher in Swahili, and that is absolutely false. While in Senegal, Karenga was upset with John Henrik Clarke because the Senegalese had elected Dr. Clarke head of a group of respected Afrikan Americans due to his work over the years with them. According to Dr. Clarke, Karenga approached him upset and said to him, “You don’t know the definition of my name. Maulana means God!”

As the late Dr. John Henrik Clarke once stated about Ron Karenga:

“He has not atoned to the community for his attempt to destroy the Panther movement. He has not atoned for being a police informant. He has not atoned for the way he treated Black women. The women he mistreated and mutilated were dark in complexion. The women in his harem are light in complexion. The number one woman is a Mexican in what seems to be an Afro wig.”

https://youtu.be/GPfM5Fz5Vd8 (The Million Man March and Fake Leadership, part 1)

https://youtu.be/naKejg-i6d8 (The Million Man March and Fake Leadership, part 2)

This explains why Karenga choose Maulana as his first name and specifically this name inparticular, because he wanted to be worship as a Deity (God), and it’s obvious he seen himself as a God. In other words Karenga is what you would call someone that has a “God Complex.” Which no one should never think or see themselves in that matter in order to benefit oneself, at the expense of taking advantage of others in order to feel superior, better about oneself and powerful over people.

Karenga has followers of varying degrees. Firstly, some are simply respectful of his intellectual work and they may or may not question his ghost and dirty past. Secondly, the next level up for Karenga are those who are ardent followers of one or more of the concepts associated with him such as Kwanzaa or Kawaida. This third set of followers may or may not be partially engulfed in the next set of followers. The third group is made of the cult worshipers who not only live Karenga’s principles as part of their lives, but refuse to accept any questions of wrong doing against him. Anyone who questions their cult leader must be doing the work of the white man or defaming a great Black leader. By all means, Karenga is innocent of all charges against him. It was all a COINTELPRO conspiracy against him. He didn’t do it! This group is beyond the realistic and trying to reasonable convince them or debate with them is a waste of time. The fourth or last group of followers are Karenga’s hero worshippers who simply consider him near divine or even divine. These hero worshippers are the ones who would bow, kneel to the ground and kiss his hand. Yes this was a practice of members in the US organization. I am informed of this from people who actually witnessed his cult following hero worshippers kneeling, kissing his hand, and mumbling “Maulana, Maulana, Maulana.”

Also, Karenga was and is as far as I know a polygamist. He would have his “first” wife sit down and tell prospective wives about the great deeds of “Maulana” to convince them to join in their polygamist marriage. This I have established directly from a woman whom the wife attempted to seduce into the arrangement. Karenga has been seen out and about with his wives over the years. Besides the fact that polygamy is not a common practice in America, while common in some Afrikan cultures, it is against the law. It is but further evidence of a cult leader.

Sadly many Black people still think Maulana means “master teacher” in Swahili and Karenga means “keeper of traditions” in Swahili without looking up the real definitions of both of these names.

Note: ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, Karenga’s real name is Ron N. Everett. In the ’60s, he changed his name to Maulana Karenga.

What I find interesting about, but not surprise by is this 1998 January ‘Ebony Magazine’ interview is how the Ebony interviewer failed to mention about Ron Karenga criminal background. But their sister magazine Jet in the June 3, 1971 issue, however did feature an article on p.54 of the kidnap and torture of two Black women. Or how Karenga says in the article he created Kwanzaa in “the context of the Black Freedom Movement,” which is a straight up lie, but in fact Karenga did the opposite of that, because he tried or did among others who destroyed (the Panther Party), and the “Black Freedom Movement” in general throughout the last part of the 60s and early 70s.

Karenga: FBI Agent with an Anti-Panther Mission?

Karenga was financed and provided with guns and drugs by the FBI according to confessed agent provocateurs and infiltrators Earl Anthony and Louis Tackwood, and suspected former agent provocateur and infiltrator Elaine Brown. Elaine Brown, herself an agent, says that Karenga was an agent in Taste of Power. She opens up about Karenga being an agent but does not come clean about herself. If you consider her willful destructive behavior in the book, how she came into the party and sexed her way to the top only to cause division, the allegation of her being an infiltrator fits. Geronimo ji Jaga Pratt in an open letter before his death informed the public that Brown was a former agent, but he was misinformed and thought Karenga was not. Both Brown and Karenga accuse anyone who calls them an agent of supporting COINTELPRO strategies or J. Edgar Hoover type actions against them. This is a deflection strategy common with agents and former agents. Karenga and his supporters have had to use this tactic much more than Brown. Both Brown and Karenga were agents. They have not confessed to their work against the movement like Earl Anthony and Louis Tackwood.

Agent provocateur Earl Anthony’s confessions are valuable in this regard. He admits his own dirt and so has little reserve with also mentioning Karenga’s dirt. Anthony states that he was first informed of Karenga being an agent, being supplied with weapons, and given the mission to destroy the Black Panther Party in LA by FBI agents Robert O’Connor and Ron Kizenski. Furthermore, a lot of inconsistencies with criminal prosecution and brutal treatment against the Black Panthers compared with that of Karenga’s US organization speaks to him being an agent. The prime historical example of this is after the murders of Bunchy Carter and John Huggins, the police didn’t go after Karenga’s US; they went after Black Panthers and conducted raids. Consider Anthony’s Spitting in the Wind which many question outside of one fact, the book is an uncut confessional of an agent provocateur. Anthony stands to gain nothing from his confessions of himself and Karenga, except he doesn’t take his own dirt to the grave.

Like Earl Anthony, another former agent provocateur was Louis Tackwood, who came clean on his dirt and many others in 1971. He also says that Karenga was an agent with an anti-Panther mission. Tackwood’s word can be found in his Glass House Tapes. Tackwood’s words are startling, but if any of it is true, he and Earl Anthony are correct in pointing out the COINTELPRO manipulation of rat Karenga. Like Anthony, he has nothing to gain except as near to a clean conscience from his confession that he can get. Consider this quote from Brother Sekhem in his 2006 article, The Intelligence Origins of Kwanzaa:Colton Westbrook, working with the LAPD’s CCS (Criminal Conspiracy Section) and Division Five of the FBI, used certain newly “Africanized” and modified recruits to set up two primary synthetic terror groups known as the Us organization with police agent Ron N. Everett a.k.a. Ron Karenga; and the SLA, or Symbionese Liberation Army with police informer and provocateur Donald DeFreeze. According to CCS police snitch and provocateur Louis Tackwood, Ron Karenga and his Us (later known as the United Slaves) organization were funded by the Ford Foundation, the LAPD and his good friend Mayor Sam Yorty through municipal funds. Financing to the tune of over $50,000 per year, plus two offices and five apartments, as indicated in the September 6, 1969 edition of the Black Panther newspaper. The Wall Street Journal revealed that Karenga “Maintained close ties to the eastern Rockefeller family” and that “A few weeks after the assassination of Martin Luther King… Mr. Karenga slipped into Sacramento for a private chat with Governor Ronald Reagan, at the governor’s request. The black nationalist also met clandestinely with Los Angeles Police Chief Thomas Reddin after King had been killed.”

Louis E. Tackwood was the liaison man between Karenga and DeFreeze and LAPD’s CCS division. Aptly named, the Criminal Conspiracy Section’s sole purpose and agenda was to target and destroy black militants and their organizations, through conspiracies involving informers, agent provocateurs, programmed assassins and set-up men. As well as “militant” synthetic terror groups to sabotage and discredit the Afrikan liberation movement in general. Through Tackwood, Ron Karenga and his United Slaves (we should’ve known they were punks by their ******* name alone!) were given their assignments to “Work in opposition to other Black groups within the Black community, which attracted large numbers of Blacks.” Karenga was directly ordered to “Curtail the Panther Party’s growth, no matter what the cost, and that no rang-a-tang (CCS slang for US members) —that’s what we called his people— would ever be convicted of murder.” Tackwood also stated that he provided Karenga with assassination orders from the FBI to kill Panther leaders Elmore Geronimo Pratt, and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter.

It is debate about whether US ever stood for Untied Slaves. That is not my debate. Karenga did meet with LA Police Chief Thomas Reddin and Governor Ronald Reagan in supposedly an effort to help with the aftermath of the riots following Martin Luther King’s assassination and to discuss the imprisonment of US members. Karenga met with Police Chief Reddin and then with Reagan at Reagan’s request as reported by Scot Brown in Fighting for US. Brown also documented the torture of two Black women by Karenga which I will detail later. Karenga was very displeased with Brown’s Fighting for US and had his colleague, Molefi Asante, write a very lofty and flattering biography of him entitled Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait. Among other errors, Asante claims that Karenga was mentor to Jacob Hudson Carruthers on matters related to the study of KMT (Ancient Egypt). The opposite is true. While Karenga was in jail for kidnap and torture of two Black women, Carruthers was in Senegal meeting with Cheikh Anta Diop discussing the need to teach the history, literature, and culture of KMT. Of course Asante doesn’t mention this fact. Asante gloats about Karenga being a founder of ASCAC, but he doesn’t address the fact that Karenga’s ego got him voted out of ASCAC in 1988. He was also removed from the Republic of New Afrika in 1969. Members of the Black Radical Congress has long thought of him as an agent of the FBI. Asante did a biased, gloating, oftentimes false, and very poor job on the facts about Karenga. Equally, Asante leaves out some other very critical history about Karenga which I will address.

Consider the following from The FBI’s War on the Black Panther Party’s Southern California Chapter:

What gives some credence, though not proof, to the theory held by Brown and Anthony is that while the more conservative theory holds that the FBI was using each group against the other, the repression faced by the BPP was much more severe than that faced by the US organization. The pattern of killings described above is a case in point. Another is that the FBI opened a conspiracy investigation for Panther Geronimo Pratt for a bank robbery that the FBI knew had been committed by US members.(63)

Another example of police favoritism towards US is the initial police response to the killings of Carter and Huggins, which was not to go after the US organization or any other suspects in the murder, but instead to deploy over 150 police officers to raid a Panther apartment and arrest 75 Panthers, including the remaining Panther leadership, on charges of intending to murder US members in retaliation!(64) Later, the police arrested US’s Stiner brothers, Larry and George. The Stiners were given life terms and sent to San Quentin, but, adding to suspicions that US members were deliberately given light treatment, they “walked away from a minimum security area on March 30, 1974.”(65) Larry Stiner turned himself in on Feb. 5, 1994, while George Stiner remained a fugitive.(66)

Karenga met with Police Chief Reddin and Governor Reagan at a time of false imprisonment, agent infiltrations, and even assassinations of activists in California and America in general. Reagan called the home of Karenga for the meeting. Reagan would not call Karenga in 1968 unless the FBI had already sniffed him out, profiled him, and/or put him on payroll. This was at the height of COINTELPRO operations. Governors don’t meet with so-called radicals at the height of COINTELPRO to have tea. The events of the time gives much credence to confessions by agent provocateurs and infiltrators Earl Anthony and Louis Tackwood, and among others such as Elaine Brown, that Karenga had an anti-Panther mission, was given guns, money, and drugs, and was an agent himself given a mission to destroy the Black Panther Party.

PG-RNA Cabinet in 1969:

Minister of Education: Maulana Karenga: denounced and removed by PCC in Detroit, Apr. 5th. Herman B. Ferguson was afterwards appointed Minister of Education, East Coast Vice President, and acting director of Freedom Corps.

THE BLACK PANTHER (Newspaper)

May 11, 1969 Page 7.

REPUBLIC OF NEW AFRICA DENOUNCES RON EVERETT (KARENGA)

FROM: The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of New

Africa.

TO: Brother Bobby Seale

In the Name of Peace and Power to the People:

Dear Brother Seale,

There was convened in the City of Detroit on April 5, 1969, a meeting of

the legislative assembly of the Republic of New Africa.

At this meeting, it was officially reported that Ron Karenga was

directed to explain the accusation and his responsibility, if any, in

the action that ended in the death of two Panther Brothers on the campus

at U.C.L.A.

Karenga, having failed to respond, was removed from the position of

Minister of Education of the RNA. Please bear in mind that Ron Karenga

was appointed to this position but the appointment was never approved,

neither by the cabinet of RNA nor by the legislative assembly and

therefore held on official position in RNA.

Speaking in the position of Minister of State and Foreign Affairs for

RNA, I have always felt that Ron Karenga represented a great deal less

than the best interests of the Black Liberation struggle against

domestic colonialism, white racism and world-wide imperialism.

Therefore, on the platform during the May 9 week of the Political

Prisoners, I would not hesitate to state such a position (on my

attitude) in the strongest possible language, concerning Ron Karenga.

While as representative of Republic of New Africa the above is my

clear-cut position of Ron Karenga, I am compelled to acknowledge some

apprehensions with regard to the direction the Panthers are taking

politically. I refer specifically to the telephone call from Cleveland

in which, as I have been told, you indicated a willingness to

cooperate if the Republic of New Africa was excluded, or if the Republic

of New Africa denounced Ron Karenga. Since I do not believe that there

can ever come a point in time when the political differences between

blacks will overshadow the four hundred years of inhuman treatment,

stemming from whites, I do not believe that we can presume to cooperate

with whites at the exclusion of blacks.

If there are serious political differences between the Panthers and the

Republic of New Africa, I do not believe they are more serious than the

differences between the blacks and whites in America. I believe there is

room for discussion.

Minister of State and foreign affairs, Yours for Power to the People

Wilbur Grattan

http://www.geni.com/projects/Republic-of-New-Afrika-Provisional-Government-s-Cabinet-Members/4837

http://www.prisoncensorship.info/archive/etext/bpp/bpp110569a_p7.htm

During his sentencing, a psychiatric report read that he was delusional, paranoid and schizophrenic, experiencing hallucinations, and talked to his blanket and imaginary people in his cell. After serving time in prison from 1971 to 1975, Karenga popped up again as the Chairman of the Black Studies Department at California State University of Long Beach in 1979. Was he a reformed criminal? Was he still an agent? Many believe that his position at California State University was a set up by the FBI for Karenga to further manipulate the Black Power Movement away from radicalism. Many believe that the promotion of Kwanzaa was for the same reason. On December 24th, 1971, after Karenga was sent to prison, the New York Times ran an article on Kwanzaa but didn’t mention Karenga’s background or that he was in prison while the ink was drying on the pages. Other articles would come out of the New York Times and because of the newspaper’s reputation; other papers would pick it up across the country. The New York Times has long been suspected of promoting government propaganda to the masses of country. This 1971 endorsement of Kwanzaa by the New York Times begs to differ with the idea of an initial grassroots spread of the holiday. Questions are raised especially because Karenga was in prison at the time and no mention was made of that fact.

We have the confessions of former agents who state that Karenga was an agent. Was he a man of horrible character? We have one of the most qualified people, his bodyguard of 20 years, to affirm that he was a man of horrible character and had many things for which to atone. Was the holiday a fraud? I say yes for all of the reasons cited above. It may be salvageable to have some respect for its diehard participants if the Jewish influence is taken out. Was Karenga a rapist? I think all evidence points to that as I have cited. I will close with a quote of Brandon Stewart’s article The Story of Ron Karenga: Kwanzaa’s Founder detailing some of the torture the women endured. You be the judge:

It is not the creation of Kwanzaa, however, that is Karenga’s most controversial part of his history. In 1971, Karenga was convicted of kidnapping and torturing two women from his US Organization. He was sentenced to one to ten years in prison.

After obtaining the original Los Angeles Times articles from this time period, the case appears no less bizarre. During the trial, Deborah Jones described the “brutal physical abuse inflicted on her and another 20-year old woman (Gail Davis) by Ron Karenga and three of his followers because they were suspected of poisoning Karenga.” Jones testified in graphic detail how she and Davis “were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes.” She further testified that “a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis’ mouth and placed against Miss Davis’ face and that one of her own large toes was tightened in a vice.” According to the article, “Karenga, head [and founder] of the US organization, and others also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths.” That last bit was added by Karenga “who was upset because she [Jones] would not cry.” The reason behind the abuse was apparently because Karenga feared that the two women had placed “crystals” in his food that would kill him. According to damning testimony by his wife, Brenda Lorraine Karenga, “she heard him tell the victims that he wanted them to reveal where they were hiding the ‘poison’.” She further testified that she “heard screams and yells coming from the garage where the defendants were holding Deborah Jones and Gail Davis and noises which sounded like someone was being whipped.” The Times reported that during the trial that “scars from the cuts on [Jones’] back were shown to members of the jury” and that Jones testified that “Karenga finally let them go, but only after threatening to shoot them in the hands.” (Some of this same testimony from then wife Brenda Lorraine Karenga and from one of the victims testimony in court Deborah Jones is also featured in (Jet Magazine, June 3, 1971, on p. 54)

In a very bizarre testimony, Karenga attempted to defend himself by claiming that he last saw the women leave his Inglewood, CA home “to find other lodging” and that they “appeared healthy looking” when they left. Furthermore, he testified that “he did not know why his wife testified against him” and that his wife and children had not fled to Virginia to get away from him, but rather he had sent his wife and children away for “rest and recuperation”. “If he had known there was any violence within US, such as the alleged beating of the two women, he would have stopped it,” wrote the Times reporter, “adding [the US Organization] was against violence.”

(The Million Man March, “Mission Statement” 1995) speech can be read at the following link below) and is featured in book, African Intellectual Heritage: A Book of Sources, Molefi Kete Asante, Abu S. Abarry, p. 780)

https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1566394031

AN OPEN LETTER TO MOLEFI ASANTE AND MAULANA KARENGA: Men Who Are Geniuses and Academic Gods By Mukasa Afrika Ma’at

Shaka Ndugu-KMT’s last statement to Molefi Asante regarding Kwanzaa.

“So basically you cannot point out one single thing that is factual about Kwanzaa but yet you say that Mukasa is on the wrong path, but if it is factual then there is nothing wrong about truth. I think it’s a shame that you are promoting a Jewish holiday, passing it as a Black one.”

John Henrik Clarke’s views on Maulana Karenga, best friend and fellow scholar of Molefi Asante.

“He has not atoned to the community for his attempt to destroy the Panther movement. He has not atoned for being a police informant. He has not atoned for the way he treated Black women. The women he mistreated and mutilated were dark in complexion. The women in his harem are light in complexion. The number one woman is a Mexican in what seems to be an Afro wig.”

Dr. Asante and Dr. Karenga, I wrote extensive essays critiquing both of you over the years. While I am not surprised that you have never replied, you may be surprised at how much this wonderful world of the internet has circulated those essays around the globe. Yes, I wrote scathing critiques on both you. Yes, I questioned many of your fundamental claims in regards to your assumed contributions to Afrikan consciousness. And yes, I had every right to do so. For the record, I was a student of both of you. I had read and raved about many of your books and ideas. However, I am a serious researcher and the more I dug, the more I found disturbing and duplicitous information. To his everlasting credit, the teachings of Dr. John Henrik Clarke gave me research lead after research lead, all of which I investigated.

My two part 2004 essay on Molefi is entitled “The Intergenerational Afrikan Worldview: An Afrikan-Centered Critique DEBUNKING ‘Afrocentricity’ (the Propaganda-Myth)”. I know that’s a long title but it captured the point. While the essays corrected myths about Asante’s “Afrocentric” theory, they dealt more with the fact that the Afrikan worldview was old before Asante was born and he created nothing new. Our worldview as a people was not born with any single individual. The Afrikan worldview was not created with Asante, neither was he the founder of Afrocentricity nor the person who created the word itself. If I was doing anything with researching and writing this essay, it was detailing the proper place of the Afrikan worldview, which exists independently of Molefi Asante. He is not the “Founder of Afrocentricity” or the father as he and others have falsely claimed. Such myths have never benefitted our people.

Dr. Asante and Dr. Karenga, I wrote extensive essays critiquing both of you over the years. While I am not surprised that you have never replied, you may be surprised at how much this wonderful world of the internet has circulated those essays around the globe. Yes, I wrote scathing critiques on both you. Yes, I questioned many of your fundamental claims in regards to your assumed contributions to Afrikan consciousness. And yes, I had every right to do so. For the record, I was a student of both of you. I had read and raved about many of your books and ideas. However, I am a serious researcher and the more I dug, the more I found disturbing and duplicitous information. To his everlasting credit, the teachings of Dr. John Henrik Clarke gave me research lead after research lead, all of which I investigated.

My two part 2004 essay on Molefi is entitled “The Intergenerational Afrikan Worldview: An Afrikan-Centered Critique DEBUNKING ‘Afrocentricity’ (the Propaganda-Myth)”. I know that’s a long title but it captured the point. While the essays corrected myths about Asante’s “Afrocentric” theory, they dealt more with the fact that the Afrikan worldview was old before Asante was born and he created nothing new. Our worldview as a people was not born with any single individual. The Afrikan worldview was not created with Asante, neither was he the founder of Afrocentricity nor the person who created the word itself. If I was doing anything with researching and writing this essay, it was detailing the proper place of the Afrikan worldview, which exists independently of Molefi Asante. He is not the “Founder of Afrocentricity” or the father as he and others have falsely claimed. Such myths have never benefitted our people.

In 2004 I documented that Molefi Asante is irresponsible at best as a scholar. My 2012 essay, “Karenga’s Haunting Ghost” on Maulana Karenga was much more scathing. When Shaka Ndugu-KMT email corresponded to Molefi Asante and asked him to prove wrong my research about Kwanzaa, he instead made false allegations about me and abruptly ended the conversation. That correspondence can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq2UsgC2g0M (video content no longer available) where Molefi called me an “agent provocateur,” instead of addressing the questions about Kwanzaa. Molefi called me an “agent” for “attempting to spoil the work of an African genius”! However, his best friends, the genius, is historically documented as an agent of the FBI, see the essay “Karenga’s Haunting Ghost” for details. If Asante was a man of character surely he would not be so cozy with a man who raped at least two Black women, held them hostage, and was a known agent. If Asante was a man of character, surely he would not have spun these fraudulent ideas about his “Afrocentricity”. If these two characters, Asante and Karenga were men of character, surely they would have corrected their fraud ideas and theories which they have used, wittingly or unwittingly, to mislead an entire movement. One has tried to glorify himself as the father of an idea that was thousands of years old before he was born. The other has tried to pawn off a Jewish and a Christian holiday glossed over in red, black, and green crayola.

Molefi made the statement about me to Shaka Ndugu KMT, “I do not now you but I do know agent provocateurs who are seeking to degrade our greatest leaders and thinker. Who is Mukasa?” Molefi said that I was “on the wrong path” because I dared to question him and Karenga, an African genius. Shaka sent Molefi the debate which I had with Wesley Muhammad about Islam vs Ma’at. Of which Wesley has refused to debate me again to this very day and he has never responded to my essay entitled “Wesley Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan: Black Muslim Apologists and Falsification of Afrikan History.” Nonetheless, Molefi asks who am I, so let me tell him.

I was born and raised in the Black ghetto of America on the Southside and Westside of Chicago. I grew up around crime, gangs, and drugs. I was a gang member, dropped out of school, and went to jail. Afrikan history, culture, and spirituality saved my life and placed me on my path. The power of my ancestors, the spirits of Afrika, and the path before me of the Most High Creator guide me. Ma’at is my guide. I am on their path. I am not on the path of a fraud Afrocentricity or a Black Jewish/Black Christmas fake holiday. And concerning Ma’at, I don’t have to read the dissertation of an FBI informant to a movement he claimed to be the vanguard to understand this ancient spiritual concept.

Lastly, for the record, Molefi told Brother Shaka that I could not make the grade in his graduate program of Mickey Mouse Studies which is the African American Studies Program of Temple University. I had never spoken publically about my departure from the program. Here are the facts. In 2002, I enrolled in the Department of African American Studies in Temple University after relocating from Chicago to Philadelphia. I also was excited to teach at Lotus Academy in an Afrikan-Centered school which was affiliated with the Council of Independent Black Institutions (CIBI). I left because I realized the program was Mickey Mouse studies. Nathaniel Norment and Sonja Peterson Lewis allowed the Department’s classes and dialog to degenerate into debates about homosexuality, lesbianism, and a lot of anti-Black male trash. Sonja, a known lesbian, failed me in two courses directly because of my disagreement with her lesbian lifestyle which Nat, believed also to be homosexual himself, informed her about my views from debates in his class. I did not leave Chicago to come to Temple’s doctoral program to debate with lesbian and gay professors and students about their lifestyle in what I thought was a Black Student department. I thought I was enrolling in a program in which I would be able to acquire knowledge and information that I could use to help benefit and uplift the education of our inner-city children. I was extremely frustrated and bewildered by the fact that the program was being dragged through the mud by the gay and lesbian liberation movement. I was more disgusted by professors such as Sonja and Nat who encouraged and participated in this nonsense. Sonja failed me directly because of this fact. If I thought the degree was worth my name being on it, I would have fought against the fraudulent grades she gave me. I would have went to the dean and the university president as I had done as an undergraduate student at Chicago State University when a racist white professor decided he would give me and other students an unfair grade. I started a petition and met with Dr. Donda West and eventually the President Dr. Delores Cross of the university who both gave me audience. I fought for my grade at CSU. However, in the Department at Temple, I only wanted to leave quicker than I had entered. I didn’t want a refund. I didn’t want to carry any credit with me to another university. I didn’t want my name on the degree piece of paper which would have been worth trash. If Molefi Asante questions my academic standards, he can start with attempting to counter my essay on his foundationally weak theory of “Afrocentricity”. The same goes for Karenga. Also, for the record, I left the program because Pan-Afrikan and Afrikan-Centered education was a near afterthought. The program could not have focused less on the education of Black children. I have since earned a second Master’s degree in Education Administration in a program far more serious and rigorous than that Department of Silly Studies at Temple. I am also currently in a doctoral program far more serious and rigorous than the crap of mess I stepped into in the Temple department. I have long since wiped my shoes on the ground and kept walking.

Molefi Asante and Maulana Karenga, you are not above question. You are not above disagreement and reproach. In your educational/intellectual careers, had you listened more to thoughtful and constructive criticism you may not have come up with these false and misleading ideas which you astonishingly and stupendously think make you godly. The role of criticism in your scholarly and academic circles is to strengthen and make more sound your theories and ideas. If you silence debate, criticism, and dialog – you will only find people to praise you and pat you on the back for a job well done. This will only result in the personality cult which you attempt in vain to hold onto today. No, I’m not wrong for daring to critique you while your friends and colleagues only sing your praises as you misinform this generation. History will judge me properly. I stand for those truth seekers. Don’t be surprised if more people make you into mere men with fundamental flaws and even have questions of your sanity instead of you being academic “geniuses” and gods beyond reproach and question.

Abibifahodie,

http://afrikan-resistance.blogspot.com/2014/10/an-open-letter-to-molefi-asante-and.html (AN OPEN LETTER TO MOLEFI ASANTE AND MAULANA KARENGA: Men Who Are Geniuses and Academic Gods By Mukasa Afrika Ma’at)

“LOOK AT ANY MAP OF THE WORLD and you will see that Ghana and Kenya are on opposite sides of the continent. This brings up an obvious question about Kwanzaa: Why did Karenga use Swahili words for his fictional African feast? American blacks are primarily descended from people who came from Ghana and other parts of West Africa. Kenya and Tanzania—where Swahili is spoken—are several thousand miles away, about as far from Ghana as Los Angeles is from New York. Yet in celebrating Kwanzaa, African-Americans are supposed to employ a vocabulary of such Swahili words as “kujichagulia” and “kuumba.” This makes about as much sense as having Irish-Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by speaking Polish. One possible explanation is that Karenga was simply ignorant of African geography and history when he came up with Kwanzaa in 1966. That might explain why he would schedule a harvest festival near the solstice, a season when few fruits or vegetables are harvested anywhere. But a better explanation is that he simply has contempt for black people.”~Paul Mulshine

” Karenga had just ten years earlier proven himself capable of employing guns and bullets in his efforts to control hiring in the Black Studies Department at UCLA. So how did this ex-con, fresh out jail, get the job at Long Beach? Did he just send a résumé and wait by the phone? The officials at Long Beach State don’t like that type of question. I called the university and got a spokeswoman by the name of Toni Barone. She listened to my questions and put me on hold. Christmas music was playing, a nice touch under the circumstances. She told me to fax her my questions. I sent a list of questions that included the matter of whether Karenga had employed threats to get his job. I also asked just what sort of crimes would preclude a person from serving on the faculty there in Long Beach. And whether the university takes any security measures to ensure that Karenga doesn’t shoot any students. Barone faxed me back a reply stating that the university is pleased with Karenga’s performance and has no record of the procedures that led to his hiring. She ignored the question about how they protect students.”~Paul Mulshine

Notes:

Kwanzaa is not a festival originating in any of the 55 Afrikan countries or neither is it celebrated overall on the Afrikan continent today.

Kwanzaa is a Afrikan American celebration during Dec. 26th~Jan.1st.

The Word Kwanzaa Doesn’t Mean “First Fruit”

The word Kwanzaa doesn’t mean “first fruit,” in Kiswahili, but it can mean that if it is used by another word “Matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruit.” However Kwanza (a) means “first,” begin, start, and or originate. Matunda~ means fruits or fruit. Ya~means the, or
baada ya~ after, behind
baadhi ya~ certain, several
badala ya~ instead of
chini ya~ below, beneath, under, underneath
juu ya~ on top
juu ya~ across from, against, in exchange for, on, opposed to

Kinara~ doesn’t mean (Candle holder) in Kiswahili, it means Candlestick.

Kiswhahili (Swahili) is not an authentic African language, but a combination of Arabic and some of the different Eastern African languages in Kenya and Tanzania and some of the other countries as well that speak Swahili on the African continent.

http://africanlanguages.com/swahili/ (Online Swahili – English Dictionary)

http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-swahili/ (bab.la English-Swahili dictionary. And vice versa.)

http://kamusi.org/ (Gold: Global Online Living Dictionary)

Kwanza without the extra letter “a” In Angola Means Money

In my findings I came across the word Kwanza meaning something totally different in Angola where the different Bantu languages can be found too, then what it means in Kenya meaning “first” in Kiswahili. But in Angola, Kwanza means “a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Angola, equal to 100 lwei: replaced the escudo in 1977. “Or the standard monetary unit of Angola, divided into 100 lwei.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Kwanza

es-cu-do

[e-skoo-doh; Portuguese es-koo-doo; Spanish es-koo-th aw]

2. a former coin and monetary unit of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique.

4. any of various former gold coins of Spain, Spanish America, and Portugal.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/escudo?s=t

Additional notes:

1969: Plans for the Black Cultural Association were formed. (BCA)

1970: Donald DeFreeze sent by LAPD to Vacaville Medical Facility. Colson Westbrook, home after seven years in Asia with CIA, was assigned to visit Vacaville Medical Facility two times a week.

Westbrook ran the BCA classes and decided who would be in the program.

The “cultural” meetings between DeFreeze and his white tutors were infiltrated, under the cover of teaching black male identity. The tri-colored flag of New Africa was paraded on stage, with music and black power salutes. Everyone adopted an African name. DeFreeze became “Cinque.”

The Black Cultural Association became the nucleus of the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army) after two black prisoner members, DeFreeze and Wheeler, were allowed to “escape” and join the group in Oakland-Berkeley.

The BCA was a behavior modification and psychological experimentation unit. Illegal funding and direction for the BCA came from the CIA via the Standford Research Institute (SRI).

The cover story was “development of black pride.”

SRI and CIA Research and Development programs work with drugs such as Librium, which was administered illegally to certain BCA members.

Donald DeFreeze identified Westbrook as a CIA agent, and one who had betrayed him.

Donald DeFreeze, was a police informer from 1967 to 1969, for the LAPD under Detective R.G. Farwell, Public Disorder Intelligence unit, was also an escape convict, an medical experiment on patient, (at the Vacaville Medical Facility), wanted for murder, kidnapping, bank robbery, and assault, and the only black member and leader of the fictitious group/organization “Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA),” that was put together by the CIA but was never successful in doing so, the only support he got from any black people were the police informers and CIA agent (Westbrook) that all used him. Until he was killed along with the other 5 members of (SLA) on May 17, 1974.

US Organization (US Slaves) logo was the seven headed mythical cobra, along with accompanying Swahili principles and incorporating each of the seven heads of the cobra into what is known today as the seven Kwanzaa principles.

The following Swahili Principles:

Umoja~Dec. 26th

Kujichagulia~Dec. 27th

Ujima~Dec. 28th

Ujamaa~Dec. 29th

Nia~Dec. 30th

Kuumba~Dec. 31st

Imani~Jan. 1st

“Symbionese” means and explained by DeFreeze:

In the Symbionese Liberation Army Declaration of Revolutionary War & the Symbionese Program.

“The name ‘symbionese’ is taken from the word symbiosis and we define it’s meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within.”

In The Cobra Symbol of the SLA DeFreeze explains:

“The emblem of the Symbionese Liberation Army is 170,000 years old, and is one of the first symbols used by people to signify God and life. “The seven membership of our federation are men and women who are black, brown, yellow, red, white, young and old.”

The CIA and military utilized the seven headed cobra for the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) as well. The purpose was to associate symbols of hope and progress with murder, kidnapping, suicide, bombings, bank robberies and terror.

http://www.maebrussell.com/Mae%20Brussell%20Articles/Why%20Was%20Hearst%20Kidnapped%201.html(The SLA IS THE CIA (part I & IV by Mae Brussell, from the Realist February 1974)

https://youtu.be/9jmKj_TVRp4 (Mae Brussell – Louis Tackwood Interview (The Glass House Tapes) – 3-15-73)

The Glass House Tapes: The Story an Agent-Provocateur and the New Police-Intelligence Complex by CITIZENS RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE And Louis E. Tackwood (book)

http://agentfiles.tumblr.com/post/4844080219/cia-informant-ron-karenga-rat-416-nza-kwanzaa (Agent Filez-CIA Informant: Ron Karenga & Kwanzaa Exposed, April 22, 2011)

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/symbionese

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/symbiosis?s=t

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2004/who-were-the-symbionese-and-were-they-ever-liberated (Who were the Symbionese, and were they ever liberated?, May 21, 2002)

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story, Elaine Brown (book)

Conclusion

I must confess at one time I use to celebrate Kwanzaa for several years, it wasn’t nothing fancy I would do, but I would just send out Kwanzaa greeting cards every year to family and friends. Until one day I learn of it’s true origins and I decided to not to continue celebrating something that was base on a pseudo stance of Afrikan culture, and not to mention the only thing Afrikan about Kwanzaa are the seven Swahili principles, and as a Black person you can incorporate and practice those seven Swahili principles all year around (We don’t need the made up Afrikan holiday to do that). Also truthfully speaking an Afrikan “harvest” holiday would not take place in late December during the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. But realistically speaking would take place sometime between September and early November. Which further more should leave one to stop and think and question the authenticity of Kwanzaa ? Especially people of Afrikan descent. I mean look the creator and a liar of Kwanzaa “Ron Karenga,”said it himself earlier in my post that I pointed out that Kwanzaa was not an Afrikan holiday and why he created the pseudo Afrikan holiday. If that’s not evident enough for people ? When it’s coming from the horses mouth himself, then I don’t know what is.

Also, Kwanzaa has became more commercialized now, along with people being able to participate in Kwanzaa celebrations that aren’t even of Afrikan descent in the last 20 plus years. That further more tells you that Kwanzaa is not an authentic Afrikan holiday and shouldn’t be taken as one either, especially when this type of foolishness occurs. Basically Kwanzaa is nothing more than a Black spin off of “Christmas” for Black people to celebrate, and that’s simply sad when Black people got to make something Afrikan that’s not Afrikan in origins, just so they can have a reason to celebrate something.

However there are authentic Afrikan “harvest” festivals (holidays) being celebrated throughout Africa, especially in West Africa such as Ghana and Nigeria called Yam Festivals that’s held in Ghana and Nigeria during August or September. In Ghana their harvest festival is known as “Homowo” or “To Hoot at Hunger” and in Nigeria their harvest festival is known as “Iriji,” ofcourse depending on the ethnic group of the people.

In Nigeria on the first morning of the celebration, families make an altar in honor of their ancestors, the earth god Ala, and the yam god, Ihejioku.

In Ghana, villagers gather together as the women and young girls prepare the feast, with the yams as prized food. They choose a young boy to carry the best yams to the festival dinner, and another boy follows him beating a drum. Other young people from the village march to the beat of the drum and the sound of a woodwind instrument, and sometimes musket fire. Chiefs, under umbrellas and wearing robes made from the famous, brightly colored, Ghanaian Kente Cloth (which spread, as a symbol of Afrikan design, to other Afrikan countries) follow the yams, and the young people dance. Other activities include singing, wearing animal masks, and dancing.

Also in Africa:

Ikore is celebrated by the Yoruba people in Nigeria

Incwala is celebrated by the people of Swaziland

New Yam Festival (Iwaji) is celebrated by the Igbo people of Nigeria.

Why not celebrate those Afrikan “harvest” holidays as Afrikan people in North America or in other parts of the world, between the months of September and early November ? At least they would be in the right season to do so and are authentic Afrikan “harvest” holidays.

Now I am not personally advocating for no person of Afrikan descent to not celebrate Kwanzaa, even though it would make sense for them not to do so. But personally for myself I like to continue on the path of truth and “right knowledge” and not to continue to help perpetuate the lies and propaganda.

http://www.africa.upenn.edu/K-12/Kwanzaa_What_16661.html

 

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Djed Pillar, Christmas Tree, And The Winter Solstice Observance

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Mikyia mo (Greetings),

In the image we see the raising of the djed pillar – the ‘backbone’ totem of Ausar. This is the resurrection of Ausar. The djed pillar is raised, put into place and dressed. The solar disk on the top in between the two tall feathers is shown, with Wadjet and Nekhebet sitting inside of the disk.

The resurrection of Ausar takes place leading up to and including the winter solstice. This is the origin of the raising up and putting into place the ‘christmas tree’. The solar disk on top is the ‘star’ on top of the tree. The often-used gold and silver ‘garland’ criss-crossing the tree is the solar (gold) and lunar (silver) energy of the serpents Wadjet and Nekhebet moving through, around, the pillar (spine) leading up to the crown karkar (‘chakra’). The dressing of the ‘tree’ is shown above as the dressing of the djed.

Offerings are brought by the Nsut (King) Seti to Ausar, whose Spirit is resident in this Djed pillar functioning as a Deity Shrine. These are the gifts that are brought and placed at the foot of the ‘tree’ on December 25th.

This will be as always a free event and we will give away a free copy of one of our books to everyone who attends. We plan to have a new book published by that time regarding the cosmology of Creation: Zep Tepi as delineated in our 5-part series on the subject matter that we did on blogtalkradio.

You can pre-order this publication simply by making akyede (donation) on our NHOMA – Publications page. Any amount is welcome. Let us know in the comment section that you would like to pre-order the book. Your donation will assist us in covering the cost of the venue and the publishing of the books in soft-cover for the free give away. Take a moment to pre-order your book now:

NHOMA – Publications

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Yeda ase (we thank you) for your continued support of our efforts.

Odwirafo

 

Solstice~ definitions

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest angular distance from the celestial equator. The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs about June 21, when the sun is at the zenith on the Tropic of Cancer; the winter solstice occurs about December 21, when the sun is at zenith on the Tropic of Capricorn. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year; the winter solstice is the shortest.

Solstice ~ [C13: via Old French from Latin sōlstitium, literally: the (apparent) standing still of the sun, from sōl sun + sistere to stand still]

solstice~ Derived from the Latin sol, “Sun,” and stitium, “stoppage,” as the Sun appears to stand still on the first day of winter.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/solstice

https://youtu.be/QdwX1LCIhCg (Ausar, Auset and Heru: The Fictionality of jesus/isa/yeshua and Fallacy of ‘christ-consciousness’ )

http://odwirafo.com/KUKUU-TUNTUM_The_Ancestral_Jurisdiction_Nhoma.pdf(KUKUU-TUNTUM The Ancestral Jurisdiction)

https://youtu.be/ZNtnCSeFnvI (DUBIENSA: The Transformative Power of KUKUU-TUNTUM The Ancestral Jurisdiction)

Download the e-book and video-book versions of the KUKUU-TUNTUM also order the soft-cover version from our website:

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