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Springfield launches Kwanzaa 2011 celebration
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Posted on 12/28/2011 4:05:32 AM PST by matt04

For an half hour Tuesday, Jeremiah Anderson served as one of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno aides, helping him launch the city’s official celebration of Kwanzaa.

Jeremiah, 11, of Springfield, was one of several dozen young people attending the City Hall ceremony recognizing Kwanzaa, the seven-day holiday that celebrates African-American community, family and culture.

As Sarno stood at the podium, reading a proclamation, Jeremiah stood by his side. At the mayor’s invitation, Jeremiah finished the proclamation, winning applause from the crowd and the mayor.

The holiday – which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 – was first celebrated in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at California State University. The holiday is modeled after ancient and modern harvest celebrations in Africa, and the name Kwanzaa is derived from a Swahili phrase meaning “first fruits.”

Springfield resident Keyana Jones explained the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: kwanzaa; springfield

1 posted on 12/28/2011 4:05:40 AM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

This is a beautiful celebration of the diversity of America.

How #@&% stupid; the Ku Klux Klan couldn’t have further removed black America from the mainstream if they tried.


2 posted on 12/28/2011 4:15:01 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: matt04

The 55 year-old idiocy of a clown named Ron Everett continues.


3 posted on 12/28/2011 4:17:21 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: matt04
Heck, I thought the article was about this Springfield:


4 posted on 12/28/2011 4:22:26 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: matt04

Assachusetts? What a surprise.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 4:23:49 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: matt04

Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at California State University makes up a holiday and the chumps follow it.


6 posted on 12/28/2011 4:24:10 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: matt04

Those that celebrate this pagan demonism will not like what Saint Peter tells them when their time comes.

LLS


7 posted on 12/28/2011 4:26:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: matt04
Springfield resident Keyana Jones explained the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

We saw some of those principles in action at the Mall of America the other night...

8 posted on 12/28/2011 4:26:48 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: matt04

9 posted on 12/28/2011 4:34:49 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Vaduz
From what I remember this guy had a different name, and was in prison for rape, when he made up this holiday. He did it because he hated what he considered was the "white" American Christmas celebration. Later he changed his name to Karenga. Where the idea of him being a professor came from, I can only imagine...probably from the mind of some liberal journalist who wanted to spread a lie. Of course, when Kawanza gained some popularity, the media never mentioned that it had been thought up by a jailbird - as a protest against Christmas.

And who ever heard of a celebration of the harvest...in any country...in the winter? The whole thing is a joke, including the stolen idea of lighting candles like during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.

10 posted on 12/28/2011 4:37:45 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: who knows what evil?
Springfield resident Keyana Jones explained the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics...

How do "self-determination" and "collective work, cooperative economics" reconcile? They are antithetical!

11 posted on 12/28/2011 4:38:24 AM PST by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: matt04

Will there be any fried giraffe on a stick?


12 posted on 12/28/2011 4:41:08 AM PST by albie
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To: matt04

At least they aren’t shooting each other, which has become a sort of sport in Springfield.


13 posted on 12/28/2011 4:43:22 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: matt04
...the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.


14 posted on 12/28/2011 4:47:11 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: matt04
6 candles surround one candle in the middle of the, what is that thing called that looks like a menorah? A Kwanorrah?

Maybe it signifies a welfare queen and the 6 fathers of her children.

16 posted on 12/28/2011 4:49:03 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: CitizenM

Yuur right it was the jailbird who started it.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 5:01:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: matt04
The article's one sentence on the origins of "Kwanzaa" is a work of total censorship and propaganda - requiring the following correction:

The holiday... was first celebrated invented in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at California State University radical, separatist and convicted violent felon*.

*Note: According to the NYTime's own (certainly reluctant) admission the substance of the offense was as follows: "Deborah Jones, who once was given the title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis' mouth and placed against Miss Davis' face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vice. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said.”

18 posted on 12/28/2011 5:06:52 AM PST by drpix
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To: matt04

These morons just come out of a COMA??????????????????


19 posted on 12/28/2011 5:08:20 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: matt04

I thought they had celebrated Kwanza at the mall when they rioted over the Micheal Jordan Tennis shoes.

You mean that wasn’t Kwaanza.? It was an all black festival.


20 posted on 12/28/2011 5:09:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: matt04

“Kwanzaa Give-Away of Air Jordans: 2,000 Black Morons Trampled to Death!”


21 posted on 12/28/2011 5:10:08 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: matt04

The man’s name is Ron Everett.
He has been certified paranoid schizophranic by a court.
The “African harvest festival” involves rituals using corn, indiginous to North America.
The “principals” are Marxism, the names Swahili.


22 posted on 12/28/2011 5:17:10 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: BillGunn

The North Koreans have a similar word:

“Juche”.

Means about the same.


23 posted on 12/28/2011 5:20:07 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (don't zot me bro, it's sarcasm)
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To: matt04

Kwansaa is as legitimate as Festivus. Let’s set up the aluminum pole, start the airing of grievances, and show the feats of strength.


24 posted on 12/28/2011 5:48:48 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: matt04

I’m sorry, but I forgot.

Please remind me who is the President of Africa?


25 posted on 12/28/2011 5:52:30 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: matt04

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/search?q=Kwazy


26 posted on 12/28/2011 5:56:01 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: matt04

The SLA used the same seven principles of Kwanzaa as their seven points.

http://maroonedinmarin.blogspot.com/2011/12/kwanzaa-leftist-holiday-for-torturers.html


27 posted on 12/28/2011 6:07:36 AM PST by stratman1969 (Anyone but Obama or Romney in 2012)
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To: mc5cents

LOL! So when is the Festivus parade? Aren’t all fake holidays created equally?


28 posted on 12/28/2011 6:32:59 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: matt04

Happy festivus one and all. It is nice that we have made up holdays for both black and white cultures.


29 posted on 12/28/2011 6:34:55 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Venturer

Do you mean to tell me the Minnesota mall riot wasn’t done by Lutheran kids? I’m shocked!


30 posted on 12/28/2011 6:35:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Phantom Phixer
In Springfield? Why not him?:

Along with 98% of black Americans, it is unlikely Carl celebrates Kwanzaa.

31 posted on 12/28/2011 6:42:55 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

Isn’t Kwanza a holiday celebrated only by elementary school teachers?


32 posted on 12/28/2011 6:46:06 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: kearnyirish2
How #@&% stupid; the Ku Klux Klan couldn’t have further removed black America from the mainstream if they tried.

That's why black Americans don't celebrate Kwanzaa.

It's sad. Every American school child learns about Kwanzaa and is given the false belief that it is a widely celebrated holiday and an important part of black American culture.

It's not. American retailers know the truth. They know who buys Kwanzaa merchandise and they came up with a number that barely 250,000 people celebrate this holiday. NPR estimated that a mere 1-2% of black Americans celebrate Kwanzaa. In truth, probably more Americans celebrate Festivus.

Did you see any Kwanzaa merchandise for sale this Christmas? I didn't. That's because nobody is buying it. Nobody's buying it because nobody celebrates it. If the stuff sold, retailers would keep it on the shelves, you can guarantee that!

Yet we'll talk about the rich tradition of Kwanzaa year after year...

33 posted on 12/28/2011 6:50:46 AM PST by Drew68
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To: matt04

More pandering to the slave population.....


34 posted on 12/28/2011 6:53:56 AM PST by arrdon
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To: matt04
Keyana Jones

Reminds me of my years-ago employment at a warehouse....one of the black drivers who was a regular was named Kenya Saffola.

35 posted on 12/28/2011 7:02:17 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Drew68

I won’t repost the pic, but it’s funny and true -

Kwanzaa - a fake holiday celebrated by liberal white elementary school teachers.


36 posted on 12/28/2011 7:05:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: matt04

Shouldn’t it be “Holiday”? Or “Light Festival”?

Did they have a Christmas celebration?


37 posted on 12/28/2011 7:07:20 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: matt04

At least Kwanzaa hasn’t become overly commercialized.


38 posted on 12/28/2011 7:44:44 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: CitizenM

“And who ever heard of a celebration of the harvest...in any country...in the winter?”

Kenya lacks any seasons since it sits so close to the equator.


39 posted on 12/28/2011 8:10:49 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (The Democrat Party: Making Black People Slaves in Some Form Or The Other Since the 1850s)
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To: Drew68

That was very well worded; the store shelves are where the Kwanzaa hoax is exposed.

5 black Muslims in a tenement basement in Oakland do not a holiday make.


40 posted on 12/28/2011 1:54:46 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Phantom Phixer

41 posted on 12/28/2011 5:30:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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