Skip to comments.Springfield launches Kwanzaa 2011 celebration
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 citys 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 mayors 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.
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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.
The 55 year-old idiocy of a clown named Ron Everett continues.
Assachusetts? What a surprise.
Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at California State University makes up a holiday and the chumps follow it.
Those that celebrate this pagan demonism will not like what Saint Peter tells them when their time comes.
We saw some of those principles in action at the Mall of America the other night...
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.
How do "self-determination" and "collective work, cooperative economics" reconcile? They are antithetical!
Will there be any fried giraffe on a stick?
At least they aren’t shooting each other, which has become a sort of sport in Springfield.
Maybe it signifies a welfare queen and the 6 fathers of her children.
Yuur right it was the jailbird who started it.
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.
These morons just come out of a COMA??????????????????
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.
“Kwanzaa Give-Away of Air Jordans: 2,000 Black Morons Trampled to Death!”
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.
The North Koreans have a similar word:
Means about the same.
Kwansaa is as legitimate as Festivus. Let’s set up the aluminum pole, start the airing of grievances, and show the feats of strength.
I’m sorry, but I forgot.
Please remind me who is the President of Africa?
The SLA used the same seven principles of Kwanzaa as their seven points.
LOL! So when is the Festivus parade? Aren’t all fake holidays created equally?
Happy festivus one and all. It is nice that we have made up holdays for both black and white cultures.
Do you mean to tell me the Minnesota mall riot wasn’t done by Lutheran kids? I’m shocked!
Along with 98% of black Americans, it is unlikely Carl celebrates Kwanzaa.
Isn’t Kwanza a holiday celebrated only by elementary school teachers?
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...
More pandering to the slave population.....
Reminds me of my years-ago employment at a warehouse....one of the black drivers who was a regular was named Kenya Saffola.
I won’t repost the pic, but it’s funny and true -
Kwanzaa - a fake holiday celebrated by liberal white elementary school teachers.
Shouldn’t it be “Holiday”? Or “Light Festival”?
Did they have a Christmas celebration?
At least Kwanzaa hasn’t become overly commercialized.
“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.
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.