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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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To: ncountylee; Spiff

ping.


21 posted on 12/26/2005 11:44:17 AM PST by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: ncountylee
I not sure what tact to take with this story...

Afro, Euro, Asian or whatever background...I just wish people would celebrate America.

But, I guess to the hyphenated Afro crowd, America represents their enslavement and current day oppression...

Blacks need to let go of bitterness...Whites need to let go of guilt...There is no more Jim Crowe...let it go.
22 posted on 12/26/2005 11:44:55 AM PST by aligncare (Watergate killed journalism)
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To: ncountylee
What did he do?

L

23 posted on 12/26/2005 11:45:33 AM PST by Lurker (Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus...)
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To: ncountylee

bttt


24 posted on 12/26/2005 11:49:26 AM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I looked in my rearview mirror.)
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To: Lurker

Convicted of assault and torture of two young women.


25 posted on 12/26/2005 11:49:36 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Petronski
Thank you. But not to split hairs but we still need to correctly honor the season. I'll try to see if I can access the court records so we can accurately depict the sacred items of Kwanzaa. Just a picture of any extension cord is bad form. We need to get the correct color, length, was it indoor or outdoor, and it's UL listing. Same goes for the other items.
26 posted on 12/26/2005 11:49:42 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: ncountylee
"the black Christmas,"

That will never in a million years beat "a White Christmas", and shame on them for trying. I really don't think you have much of a cultural or spiritual event when you directly attempt to compete with someone else's.

If they want the Kawaanza fine, but to have it compete with Christmas is pathetic (this is where some idiot tells me they were doing it first, watch).
27 posted on 12/26/2005 11:49:53 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the treasonous and immoral Democrats!)
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To: ncountylee
Now, I always forget...is today Bling-Bling Day or Tookie-anza? All the Kwanzaa days get confusing after a while.


28 posted on 12/26/2005 11:50:18 AM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: ncountylee
Didn't there used to be a band called 10,000 Morons?
29 posted on 12/26/2005 11:50:55 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden

"Didn't there used to be a band called 10,000 Morons?"

10,000 Maniacs.


30 posted on 12/26/2005 11:51:23 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Petronski

They have every right to worship a ham sandwich if they want. Hmmmm, that even sounds better. Lots of mayo please.


31 posted on 12/26/2005 11:53:03 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: ncountylee
has never gotten into serious trouble,"

That's kind of relative. In some cities, several bullets in the back of the head is considered death by natural causes.

35 posted on 12/26/2005 11:58:40 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Mostly I see blinged out cars, hookers, and a lot of graffiti.

The people who practice the above don't celebrate Kwanzaa. So don't compare apples and oranges. The truth is that most people who celebrate kwanzaa (a very small portion of the black population) are in all likelihood educated, productive individuals.

36 posted on 12/26/2005 12:01:02 PM PST by Shade2
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To: ncountylee
President Bush Kwanzaa's Message:

"I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa....

African Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa. The seven days of this celebration emphasize the seven principles of Nguzo Saba -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. These values contribute to a culture of citizenship and compassion, and Kwanzaa activities help pass on African values and traditions to future generations.

As families and friends gather for Kwanzaa, Americans remember the many contributions African Americans have made to our country's character and celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation strong. May your commitment to family, faith, and community thrive during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy Kwanzaa."

Does the man have ANY idea it's a fake "holiday" created by a criminal?

I haven't seen this much political pandering since...NEVER.

37 posted on 12/26/2005 12:02:23 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Lurker

Of course you won't find out what he did by reading the NYSlimes, so check #4 above.


38 posted on 12/26/2005 12:06:00 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Shade2

Educated, productive, individuals who for some reason throw reason and intellect out the window and celebrate a fake holiday that blasphemes the religious heritage of both Africans and Americans. Hmmmm. . . . Who are these persons?


39 posted on 12/26/2005 12:06:28 PM PST by anton
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To: ncountylee

I hesitate to post this. I posted the Presidential Kwanzaa Message for 2005 about an hour ago and the thread got pulled with the explanation "No Thanks." FReepers were rightfully indignant that the President would lend legitimacy to the fake holiday invented by a racist gangleader thug to spread his violent brand of marxist black nationalism throughout the black community by officially recognizing it - again - for the fifth december in a row.

40 posted on 12/26/2005 12:07:06 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Shade2

"The truth is that most people who celebrate kwanzaa (a very small portion of the black population) are in all likelihood educated, productive individuals."

The act of elevating Marxist tripe in psuedo-African drag to the status of religion is the antithesis of individuality.


41 posted on 12/26/2005 12:07:49 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: F16Fighter
Remember, he's the same guy that called Islam a religion of piece. Sometime GWB does play the idiot, when he tries to appease the PC crowd.
42 posted on 12/26/2005 12:08:00 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: ncountylee
". . .if gifts are exchanged, they must be either educational or a symbol of African heritage."

Ooooh, I'll bet the kids love that.

43 posted on 12/26/2005 12:09:18 PM PST by Capriole (I don't have any problems that can't be solved by more chocolate or more ammunition.)
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To: ncountylee
at Malcolm X College in Chicago.

Appropriate venue.

44 posted on 12/26/2005 12:10:27 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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Population of Chicago = say, 5 million

10,000 Chicagoans gather for Kwanzaa

= 0.2 %

Bet Robert Byrd could get more than 0.2% to celebrate KKK Rally!
45 posted on 12/26/2005 12:13:38 PM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: AGreatPer

That ham sammich better have some gub'ment cheese on it.


47 posted on 12/26/2005 12:14:06 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: AGreatPer

"They have every right to worship a ham sandwich if they want."

Well, we already have a cargo cult, worshipping the bounty of government checks that appear in their mailboxes, so why not a ham sandwich.


48 posted on 12/26/2005 12:17:11 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: W Tannenbaum

Have there been any successful multicultural societies anywhere in the world, at anytime?

Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Africa.  Those are all nice places... at least that's what I heard in school.

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)

49 posted on 12/26/2005 12:18:31 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: F16Fighter
I haven't seen this much political pandering since...NEVER.

As nauseating as this "Kwanzaa message" is, the Presidential Pandering during the last Ramadan was even worse. Expect a "blessed winter solstice" message for the Gaia-pagan-wicca crowd before long....

50 posted on 12/26/2005 12:19:17 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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