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10,000 gather for Kwanzaa in Chicago
UPI ^ | 12/26/2005

Posted on 12/26/2005 11:33:44 AM PST by ncountylee

CHICAGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The largest annual Kwanzaa celebration of African-American culture in the United States began Monday at Malcolm X College in Chicago.

Ayoka Samuels, a consultant for the college's Kwanzaa committee said a major misconception is that about the seven-day festival is that it's meant to be "the black Christmas," the Chicago Sun-Times said.

Samuels said many who celebrate it do substitute it for Christmas, and if gifts are exchanged, they must be either educational or a symbol of African heritage.

Maulana Ron Karenga, now a professor of black studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966 as a way to restore a sense of connection with African culture.

Each of the seven nights is devoted to a particular community value: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Part of the ceremony is the lighting of seven red, black and green candles, symbolizing sacrificed blood, race and Mother Africa, the Oakland Tribune said.

In Buffalo, N.Y., Denise Renfro said she is proud of the changes in her 10-year-old son since he entered Rites of Passage, an after-school program centered around Kwanzaa principles.

"He brings home good grades, likes school and has never gotten into serious trouble," she said


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1 posted on 12/26/2005 11:33:46 AM PST by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee

No mention of Karenga's criminal history, of course.


2 posted on 12/26/2005 11:35:21 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

Who would want to celebrate an Australian airline?


3 posted on 12/26/2005 11:36:20 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: ncountylee; All
 The Kwanzaa Hoax -- Kwanzaa For Dummies, an old but good expose on the fake holiday called kwanzaa.

4 posted on 12/26/2005 11:36:20 AM PST by backhoe
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To: ncountylee

Definitely, the way to succeed in America is to make yourself as alien as possible to the mainstream, invent bizarre customs and rituals, and to adopt values that are contradictory to those of general society.

Good luck with that!

Owl_Eagle

"You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being"

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

5 posted on 12/26/2005 11:36:33 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ncountylee

6 posted on 12/26/2005 11:36:39 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: ncountylee
No mention of Karenga's criminal history, of course.

That would fall under individual responsibility not the celebrated collective work and responsibility.

7 posted on 12/26/2005 11:37:03 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: ncountylee
How about the pledge:

"We pledge allegiance to the red, black and green, our flag, the symbol of our eternal struggle, and to the land we must obtain; one nation of black people, with one God of us all, totally united in the struggle, for black love, black freedom and black self-determination."

Did they do the pledge? F'ing Racist A**hole!

8 posted on 12/26/2005 11:37:07 AM PST by King Moonracer
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Cyborg and Petronski agree:

LOL!

9 posted on 12/26/2005 11:37:42 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: ncountylee

>> unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.<<

For what it's worth, I see little of these traits in action within the ghettos of our fair city.

Mostly I see blinged out cars, hookers, and a lot of graffiti.


10 posted on 12/26/2005 11:38:20 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Hail Him who saved you by His grace, and crown Him Lord of All")
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To: ncountylee
Yo Lee

Happy Kwanzaa

Git down wit yer bad self !

11 posted on 12/26/2005 11:38:24 AM PST by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: ncountylee
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.

12 posted on 12/26/2005 11:38:56 AM PST by lightman (The Office of the Keys should be exercised as some ministry needs to be exorcised.)
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To: Petronski

Kwanzaa-Bukake a la Karenga.


13 posted on 12/26/2005 11:39:02 AM PST by King Moonracer
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To: ncountylee

Kon-Zyaa again..

From the mind of a criminal to the mindless.

14 posted on 12/26/2005 11:39:17 AM PST by xcamel (a system poltergeist stole it.)
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To: ncountylee

If your culture is racism and welfare fraud, you need to add a little spice.


15 posted on 12/26/2005 11:39:19 AM PST by right right
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To: Petronski
That's really offensive to the spirit of Kwanzaa. You forgot to add the small vise and water hose also used to torture those women. Let's not cheapen the meaning of the season by leaving something out.
16 posted on 12/26/2005 11:39:40 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: ncountylee

Was there a riot?


17 posted on 12/26/2005 11:41:35 AM PST by Porterville (Keep your communism off my paycheck)
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To: ncountylee

pfl


18 posted on 12/26/2005 11:42:51 AM PST by LK44-40
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

19 posted on 12/26/2005 11:42:52 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: ncountylee
Malcolm X College in Chicago.

I have a feeling that Malcolm X College graduates have not equipped themselves with a degree that opens many doors outside the "political activist" industry.

20 posted on 12/26/2005 11:42:53 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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