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Kwanzaa Parade Preps Underway On Crenshaw Boulevard
CBS) ^ | December 26, 2011 8:42 AM

Posted on 12/26/2011 9:47:45 AM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A parade will be held along Crenshaw Boulevard Monday to mark the start of the seven-day African American festival of Kwanzaa.

The theme of the 35th annual Kwanzaa Gwaride Parade and Festival will be “A New Paradigm,” according to R.W. Akile for People of Color, which organizes the parade and festival.

The festivities are set to begin at noon at the corner of Crenshaw and Adams boulevards and will then head south along Crenshaw to Leimert Park.

“The celebration of the 45th anniversary of Kwanzaa is a significant marker and milestone in itself, not only because of what it says about the expansive message and enduring meaning that Kwanzaa has for millions throughout the world African community, but also because of what it says about us as a people,” Maulana Karenga wrote in his annual founder’s message.

“For it speaks to our profound commitment to self-determination, to cultural reaffirmation and the celebration of ourselves; to our right and responsibility to speak our own special cultural truth in a multicultural world and to the practice and promotion of Kwanzaa’s core principles, the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, the hub and hinge on which the holiday turns.”

Kwanzaa was created by Karenga in 1966 and is observed from Dec. 26 though Jan. 1. Its focus is on seven principles — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

“The seven principles of Kwanzaa are values that we as Angelenos all hold dear,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.

During the week, a candelabrum called a Kinara is lit, and ears of corn representing each child in the family are placed on a traditional straw mat.

Some people fast during the holiday, and a feast is often held on its final night.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blackracism; blackracists; kwanzaa; racism

1 posted on 12/26/2011 9:47:49 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Corny holiday created by a Marxist Felon from a crayon book in his jail cell....


2 posted on 12/26/2011 9:57:42 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

HAHA! Ya, but its the thought(s) that count! /s


3 posted on 12/26/2011 10:00:28 AM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: BenLurkin

Another fake religion, just like Islam and their pedophile prophet.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 10:01:12 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: donozark

I wonder how much Ron Karenga is making off Kwanzaa this year.


5 posted on 12/26/2011 10:03:25 AM PST by aruanan
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To: BenLurkin

I smell a DNE (Domestic Nike Event) on the horizon!!!...


6 posted on 12/26/2011 10:04:24 AM PST by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: BenLurkin

ridiculous


7 posted on 12/26/2011 10:05:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: BenLurkin

Couldn’t laugh any harder!


8 posted on 12/26/2011 10:05:58 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 12/26/2011 10:06:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: aruanan
More than I am!!

He has a pretty good gig as Professor at Cal State. But sure he rakes in considerable $$ from Kwanzaa.

10 posted on 12/26/2011 10:09:20 AM PST by donozark (Ron Paul! You magnificent bastard! I read your book! (cook book that is))
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To: BenLurkin

You know, I work in a 98% minority environment and I have not heard one word about Kwanza this year. We’re talking memphis, TN here and nothing.


11 posted on 12/26/2011 10:13:00 AM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: BenLurkin

People of color...? Does that mean that sunburned WHITE people could join? How about green or blue skinned aliens?


12 posted on 12/26/2011 10:18:41 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: donozark
He has a pretty good gig as Professor at Cal State. But sure he rakes in considerable $$ from Kwanzaa.

One day several years ago, when I was walking past some faculty offices at Cal State Long Beach, I was rather shocked to pass the office of a "Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga." The last time I had heard of Ron Karenga, he had been in a shootout on the UCLA campus when his gang, the United Slaves, got into a firefight with their rivals, the Black Panthers. I thought at first that this could be a different Ron Karenga, but no, it was the same one.

14 posted on 12/26/2011 10:45:20 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: dfwgator
KWANZAA--A unique and sacred holiday celebrated only by white elementary school teachers

You may be right. I don't know of anyone who actually celebrates Kwanzaa.

15 posted on 12/26/2011 10:50:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: BenLurkin
what's the over/under on how many get shot???
16 posted on 12/26/2011 11:34:39 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

Unless they are passing out freebies, I don’t expect there will be many in attendance.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 12:18:24 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: BenLurkin

Kwanzza? that is still around?


18 posted on 12/26/2011 12:38:18 PM PST by Morgana (Rent this Space....Cheap)
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To: packrat35

Same here. I, too, live in Memphis and hear only crickets chirpping when it comes to this non-event. Only hearabout when it comes up in places like this or a newscast. Otherwise, I could give a rat’s a#*


19 posted on 12/26/2011 12:42:18 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: BenLurkin
Let the soldering irons be heated, the detergent will flow with hoses! Let them decorate their fingers and toes with Kwansan vices!


20 posted on 12/26/2011 12:51:15 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like their version of the Annie Malone Parade here in St.Louis.

It’s not a successful Annie Malone Parade until somebody gets shot.


21 posted on 12/26/2011 1:00:22 PM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: BenLurkin

“Kwanzaa”...from the Swahili for “let’s see if we can get the black folks to overspend on the holidays just like the white folks”.


22 posted on 12/26/2011 1:02:14 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

That’s perfect. Nothing good can come from such a warped individual as Maulana Karenga.

The battle at lefty Wikipedia is hell-bent on white washing this POS too.


23 posted on 12/26/2011 1:06:42 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: BenLurkin
“For it speaks to our profound commitment to self-determination, to cultural reaffirmation and the celebration of ourselves; to our right and responsibility to speak our own special cultural truth in a multicultural world..."

Just imagine those words spoken by a white Christian.... Field day for the MSM, and Holder would initiate a hate-speach investigation.

24 posted on 12/26/2011 1:10:10 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Our nearby “welfare city” celebrates it. It’s a free goodies day. Free brakfast and lunches are just not enough!


25 posted on 12/26/2011 2:26:19 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: aruanan
On the first day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
A Marxist in a red tree.

On the second day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the third day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Three Dixie Chicks.
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fourth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Four Lenin busts.
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fifth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Five fel-on-ies.
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the sixth day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Six Castro jumpsuits.
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the seventh day of Kwanzaa Karenga gave to me
Seven Mao pajamas,
Six Castro jumpsuits,
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

26 posted on 12/26/2011 2:30:52 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: BenLurkin

By Kathy Shaidle

‘Twas the night before Kwanzaa
And all through the ‘hood,
Maulana Karenga was up to no good.

He’d tortured a woman and spent time in jail.
He needed a new scam that just wouldn’t fail.
(”So what if I stuck some chick’s toe in a vice?
Nobody said revolution was nice!”)

The Sixties were over. Now what would he do?
Why, he went back to school — so that’s “Dr.” to you!
He once ordered shootouts at UCLA
Now he teaches Black Studies just miles away.

Then to top it all off, the good Doctor’s new plan
Was to get rid of Christmas and piss off The Man.

Karenga invented a fake holiday.
He called the thing Kwanza. “Hey, what’s that you say?

“You don’t get what’s ‘black’ about Maoist baloney?
You say that my festival’s totally phony?

“Who cares if corn isn’t an African crop?
Who cares if our harvest’s a month or two off?
Who cares if Swahili’s not our mother tongue?
A lie for The Cause never hurt anyone!

“Umoja! Ujima! Kujichagulia, too!
Collectivist crap never sounded so cool!
Those guilty white liberals — easy to fool.
Your kids will now celebrate Kwanzaa in school!”

And we heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight:
“Happy Kwanzaa to all, except if you’re white!”


27 posted on 12/26/2011 2:32:10 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: BenLurkin
“A New Paradigm"

I wonder how many of the parade participants could pronounce "paradigm" let alone know what it means.

28 posted on 12/26/2011 2:50:30 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: lightman

Ha ha. And all things no one would want.


29 posted on 12/26/2011 2:50:58 PM PST by aruanan
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To: BenLurkin

Ah yes . . . an “authentic African holiday” created in 1966 to celebrate the spirit of Voltaire, Rousseau, Comte, Feuerbach, Marx, Darwin, and Wellhausen, as opposed to the uncle tom European concepts of the Bible! [/sarcasm]


30 posted on 12/26/2011 2:56:55 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Phantom Phixer
Only 6 more shoplifting days till Kwanzaa.....

How do you clean a keyboard that's been spewed with gin and tonic?

31 posted on 12/26/2011 2:57:49 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BenLurkin

32 posted on 12/26/2011 3:16:34 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin

I didn’t expect many to show up for the parade, and I was right. Did you see the video clip of that pitiful parade? Hardly any attendees, and I expect that those who did show up were the family members of the participants in the parade. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/12/26/kwanzaa-parade-preps-underway-on-crenshaw-boulevard/


33 posted on 12/26/2011 11:04:48 PM PST by Nevadan
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