Dr. Maulana Karenga is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies. On January 6th, 2011, he presented his paper “Reaffirmation and Renewal in Black Studies: Framework for an Ongoing Initiative” at the State of African American and Diaspora Studies: Methodology, Pedagogy and Research Conference. In addition, Dr. Karenga gave a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lecture, “King and the Psychology of Freedom: Self-Respect, Resistance and Resilience,” to the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization on January 13th, 2011. He lectured on “Towards a Culturally Grounded African American HIV/AIDS Strategy: Obstacles, Essentials and Possibilities” at the NIMH-sponsored UCLA Conference on Health, Hope and Healing (H3): A National Conference on HIV among Black MSM and MSMW on January 31 th, 2011. He presented a lecture-discussion on “The Black HIV/AIDS Crisis: Towards an Ethics of Care and Active Commitment” before the Augustana Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry in Chicago on February 8th, 2011.