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Dr. Maulana Karenga
Professor and Chair

Department of Africana Studies

California State University--Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840-0905

Tel:  (562) 985-5620

Fax: (323) 299-0261


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Journal Articles

“Names and Notions of Black Studies: Issues of Roots, Range and Relevance”, Journal of Black Studies, 40, 1 (2009), 41-64

“Maatian Discourse and Human Rights: Ancient Egyptian Textual Sources”, Africalogical Perspectives, 5, 1 (2008), 107-124

“The Moral Anthropology of Marcus Garvey: In the Fullness of Ourselves”, Journal of Black Studies, 39, 2 (2008), 166-193

“Black Studies” in Barbara J. Banks (ed.), Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia, Volume I, Westport, CN and London: Praeger, pp. 257-262, 2007.

“DuBois and the Question of the Color Line: Race and Class in the Age of Globalization,” Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter-Spring, 2003), pp. 141-160

“The Pan-African Initiative in the Americas: Culture, Common Struggle and the Odu Ifa,” National Political Science Review, Vol. 9, 2003.

“9/11, Liberation Struggles and International Relations: Sharing the Burden and the Possibilities of the Crisis,” The Black Scholar, (Summer, 2002) Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 12-15

“Mission, Meaning and Methodology in Africana Studies: Critical Reflections from a Kawaida Framework,” The Black Studies Journal (Fall/Spring) 2000-2001, Vol. 3, pp. 54-74

“Whiteness Studies: Deceptive or Welcome Discourse, An Interview,” Black Issues in Higher Education, 16, 6 (May 13, 1999)

“Kwame Ture in the Scales of History: A Legacy of Lessons,” The Black Scholar, 27, 4 (Fall/Winter) 1997, 46-50

"Ebonics and Multicultural Education: Politics, Race and Unreasonable Doubt," The Black Scholar, accepted February 1997

"The Million Man March Mission Statement," Vital Issues: The Journal of African American Speeches, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1996, pp. 43-45

"African Culture and the Ongoing Quest for Excellence: Dialog, Principles, Practice, The Black Collegian, February 1997, pp. 160-163

"The Million Man March/Day of Absence Mission State­ment," The Black Scholar, 25, 4 (Fall, 1995) 2-11

"Making the Past Meaningful: Kwanzaa and the Concept of Sankofa," Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 1, 4 (Fall 1995) 36-46

Guest Editor, Explorations in Ethnic Studies, Special Issue, "Ethnicity and Public Policy," January 1994

"Introduction," Special Issue in Explorations in Ethnic Studies, January, 1994

"The Oppositional Logic of Malcolm X: Differentiation, Engagement and Resistance," Western Journal of Black Studies, V. 17, No. 1, Spring 1993, 6-16

"The Sociology of Maatian Ethics: Literature and Context," Journal of African Civilizations, Vol. 10, Summer, 1989, 352-398.

"African Americans, International Politics and Foreign Policy: Towards A Just World Order," Black Studies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall, 1989) 14-28.

"Maulana Karenga: An Interview," African Commentary, Vol. 1, No. 1, October, 1989, 61-64.

"African Americans and the Reconstruction of Social Policy: Culture, Discourse and Social Practice," Harvard Journal of African American Social Policy, Vol. 2, 1992, 55-64.

Editor, special issue of Explorations in Ethic Studies, Journal of the National Association for Ethnic Studies.  Issue: Ethnicity and Public Policy (1992), November, 1989

"Black Studies and the Problematic of Paradigm: The Philosophi­cal Dimension," Journal of Black Studies, 18, 4 (June, 1988) 395-414.

"Social Ethics and the Black Family: An Alternative Analysis," The Black Scholar, 17, 5 (October, 1986) 45-54.

"Political Culture and Resurgent Racism in the U.S.," The Black Scholar, 16, 3 (May/June, 1985) 21-35.

"Jesse Jackson and the Presidential Campaign: The Invitation and Oppositions of History, "The Black Scholar, 15, 5 (Septem­ber/Octo­ber, 1984) 57-71.

"Malcolm and Muhammad: Beyond Psychological Assumptions to Political Analysis," Western Journal of Black Studies, 6, 4 (Winter, 1982) 193-210.

"The Crisis of Black Middle Class Leadership: A Critical Analysis," The Black Scholar, 13, 6 (Fall, 1982) 16-36.

"From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Social Struggles in the Sixties," The Black Collegian, 10, 4 (February/March, 1980) 10-16.

"The Socio-Political Philosophy of Malcolm X," Western Journal of Black Studies, 3, 4 (Winter, 1979) 251-262.

"The Black Male/Female Connection," Black Male/Female Rela­tion­ships, 2, 1 (1981) 21-27.

"Kwanzaa: Concepts and Functions," The Black Collegian, 10, 2 (December/January, 1979/1980) 127-128.

"Afro-American Nationalism: Beyond Mystification and Miscon­cep­tion," Black Books Bulletin, 6, 1 (Spring, l978) 7-12.

"Chinese Psycho-Social Therapy: A Strategic Model for Mental Health," Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, 15, 1 (Spring, 1978) 101-107.

"A Response to Muhammad Ahmad on the Us/Panther Conflict," The Black Scholar, 9, 10, (July/August, 1978) 55-57.

"Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Prisons: Causes and Consequences," Nkombo, 6, 3 (January, 1978) 30-44.

"FESTAC and Pan-Africanism: Continental and Diasporan Considerations," Proceedings - African Studies Conference (California State University, Chico) - African Studies Newsletter, 3 (1977) 4-8.

"Kawaida and Its Critics: A Socio-Historical Analysis," Journal of Black Studies, 8, 2 (December, 1977) 125-148.

"Carter and His Black Critics: The Dialogue and Its Lessons," The Black Scholar, 9, 3 (November, 1977) 52-54.

"Beyond Connections: Liberation in Love and Struggle," Nkombo, 6, 1 & 2, (June, 1977) 57-79.

" `Corrective History': Reconstructing the Black Past," The First World, 1, 3 (May/June, 1977) 50-54.

"Black People and the Future - An Interview," Black Books Bulletin, 4, 2 (Summer, 1976) 32-39.

"Prisons and Law: Punitive Politics," The Black Collegian, 6, 3 (January/February, 1976) 27-28.

"Reaffirmation and Change," Nkombo, 5,2 (January,1976) 17-18.

"In Defense of Sis. Joanne: For Ourselves and History," The Black Scholar, 6, 10 (July/August, 1976) 37-42.

"Ideology and Struggle: Some Preliminary Notes," The Black Scholar, 6, 5 (January/February, 1976) 23-30.

"In Love and Struggle: Toward A Greater Togetherness," The Black Scholar, 6, 6 (March, 1975) 16-28.

"Which Road to Revolution: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism or Socialism?" The Black Scholar, 6, 2 (October, 1974) 21-31.

"A Strategy for Struggle: Turning Weakness into Strength," The Black Scholar, 4, 2 (November, 1973) 8-21.

"Overturning Ourselves: From Mystification to Meaningful Struggle," The Black Scholar, 4, 2 (October, 1972) 6-14.

(Participant) "The Measure and Meaning of the Sixties, What Lies Ahead for Black Americans? - A Symposium," Negro Digest, XIX, 1 (November, 1969) 5-9.