The Revolutionary Theatre must Accuse and Attack anything that can be accused and attacked. Imani faith —To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. The Black artist takes this to mean that his primary duty is to speak to the spiritual and cultural needs of Black people.
There have been two commemorative stamps issued by the U. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in Its longevity will be limited to the nourishment it provides its people, and its writers should be considered no more than good cooks.
It looks at the sky with the victims' eyes, and moves the victims to look at the strength in their minds and their bodies. Muddy Waters and those in the same school are very deep, and so when bourgeois Negroes say that Muddy Waters is too deep for them, they are saying, in a word, that Muddy Waters is more down to earth.
Black artists are culture stabilizers; bringing back old values, and introducing new ones. We are caught up in the money thing or the celebrity game, and we are not sure about this business of evaluating our own work--"What would Bertrand Russell think?
Postal Service, one in and the second in And implicit in the act of protest is the belief that a change will be forthcoming once the masters are aware of the protestor's "grievance" the very word connotes begging, supplications to the gods.
This is a theatre of assault. This should be a theatre of World Spirit. The Ethical TeachingsSelections from the Husia: Show up the insides of these humans, look into black skulls. It is a profound ethical sense that makes a Black artist question a society in which art is one thing and the actions of men another.
It would seem that Art, as we know it today, was simply a show of need. Millions of people around the world continue to celebrate Kwanzaa.
Socio-creative art is what Black men bring into existence when they sit down to write--indeed it corresponds directly, for us, to the meaning of art. For those of you who will say that they have addressed the world, let me answer by saying they addressed the world in power.
African World Press,pp. If that's so, why don't you lock yourself up somewhere and paint or write and keep it only to yourself. Most white Western artists do not need to be "political," since usually, whether they know it or not, they are in complete sympathy with the most repressive social forces in the world today.
If we can swallow that Black writing in this country did not begin as object, we can understand its present need to reflect the revolution its people are engaged in, and see a fluidity and elasticity in Black writing that can never be hoped for in the West.
Students for International Peace and Justice, pp. Black Art will talk to the people and with the will of the people stop impending "protective custody.According to Karenga, for black art to be valid, it must be collective; that is, it must derive from the people, and be returned to the people refined.
It must derive from the strivings, yearnings, and aspirations of the people, and return to them in a form that is more beautiful and artistic than it is in real life. "Kawaida and Its Critics: A Socio-Historical Analysis," Journal of Black Studies, 8, 2 (December, ) "Carter and His Black Critics: The Dialogue and Its Lessons," The Black Scholar, 9, 3 (November, ) The US Organization, Maulana Karenga, and Conflict with the Black Panther Party: A Critique of Sectarian Influences on Historical Discourse Scot Ngozi-Brown, Ph.D.
Candidate 1 2 1 Cornell University. The central argument of Maulana Karenga’s discourse is that for black art to be considered valid, it must reflect and support “the black revolution.” Karenga argues that “black art” that does not contribute to the black revolution is summarily invalid.
Lastly, for those interested, Maulana Karenga, Professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University Long Beach and founder of Kwanzaa will be speaking on Saturday in St.
Albans, Queens. Details below: Maulana Karenga, “Black Art: Mute Matter Given Force and Function”. (PDF on the Readings page). “The Field, Function and Future of Africana Studies: Critical Reflections on its Mission, Meaning and Methodology,” in Molefi Asante and Maulana Karenga, (eds.), Handbook of Black Studies, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications,pp.Download