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Maulana Karenga and Kawaida Theory

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"The philosophy of which we speak is Kawaida which is an ongoing synthesis of the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world. One of its central tenets is that culture is the fundamental source of a people's identity, purpose and direction. Thus, Kawaida is, in fact, a continuous dialog with African culture, asking questions and seeking answers to central and enduring concerns of the African and human community. At the heart of this project is the continuing quest to define and become the best of what it means to be both African and human in the fullest sense. This involves an ongoing search for models of excellence and paradigms of possibilities in every area of human life, but especially in the seven core areas of culture: history; spirituality and ethics; social organization; political organization; economic organization; creative production (art, music, literature, dance, etc.) and ethos. It also involves creating a language and logic of liberation, one of opposition and affirmation, and a corresponding liberational practice to create a just and good society and pose an effective paradigm of mutually beneficial human relations and human possibility."

http://www.us-organization.org/30th/ppp.html

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Topic starter Posted : 08/11/2015 12:26 pm
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"Until we break the monopoly the oppressor has on our minds, liberation is not only impossible, but also unthinkable."
-Mauala Karenga

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Topic starter Posted : 08/12/2016 12:24 am
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The goal is progressive perfection and the teachings thus express the assumption of human perfectibility. As noted above in the section on ontology, this conception of progressive perfection is best expressed by the concept of ḫprt or khepert the perpetual process of becoming, perpetual striving, going through stages of moral achievement, self-mastery, reciprocity and all the other virtues or excellences (iḳrw, mnḫw, nfrw). Again, this anthropological concept is more aspiration than announcement of final achievement and evolves from a concept of progressive perfection rather than one of static perfection. In a word, it is an unfolding and becoming at ever higher levels, not a finished state of static completion.
-Maulana Karenga, Maat: The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

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Topic starter Posted : 11/01/2017 12:01 pm
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Heru Djet;166683 wrote: "The philosophy of which we speak is Kawaida which is an ongoing synthesis of the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world. One of its central tenets is that culture is the fundamental source of a people's identity, purpose and direction. Thus, Kawaida is, in fact, a continuous dialog with African culture, asking questions and seeking answers to central and enduring concerns of the African and human community. At the heart of this project is the continuing quest to define and become the best of what it means to be both African and human in the fullest sense. This involves an ongoing search for models of excellence and paradigms of possibilities in every area of human life, but especially in the seven core areas of culture: history; spirituality and ethics; social organization; political organization; economic organization; creative production (art, music, literature, dance, etc.) and ethos. It also involves creating a language and logic of liberation, one of opposition and affirmation, and a corresponding liberational practice to create a just and good society and pose an effective paradigm of mutually beneficial human relations and human possibility."

http://www.us-organization.org/30th/ppp.html

This is what they did in Kemet, why call it Kawaida?

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Posted : 14/01/2017 9:02 am
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Tenkamenin;217104 wrote: This is what they did in Kemet, why call it Kawaida?

Trademarking purposes? :D

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Posted : 23/01/2017 7:23 pm
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"Kawaida defines nationalism as the concept and conviction that we are a distinctive people with a distinct historical personality and that, therefore, we should unite in order to gain the structural capacity to define, defend and develop our interests as a people."

-Maulana Karenga

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