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Kwanzaa creator to visit area, speak about seven principles (BARF!)
The PIttsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/27/2022 | Mark Kanny

Posted on 12/28/2011 11:23:24 AM PST by surroundedbyblue

Local observances of Kwanzaa will get a special boast this year by the return of Maulana Karenga, the man who created the holiday 45 years ago.

A reverent and joyous celebration of family, community and culture based on values derived from African heritage, Kwanzaa is observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 by an estimated 20 million to 30 million people worldwide. Unlike Hannukah and Christmas, which precede it, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday.

"Certainly, Kwanzaa has both a particular and universal message," Karenga says. "It first speaks directly to African people, offering the best views and values from the culture and community from which it comes. But it also speaks to others, for it reflects the best of what it means to be both African and human in the fullest sense. Others, seeing and sensing this, are often appreciative of its message and meaning."

Karenga will speak on "Kwanza and the Seven Principles: Sustaining and Sharing the World" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hill House Association in the Hill District. The daylong event is co-sponsored by Kente Arts Alliance, Ujamaa Collective and Hill House Association.

Hill House activities will begin with arts and crafts for children at 3 p.m. Family activities start at 5 p.m. and include performances by Temujin the Storyteller, poet LaKeisha Wolf, Roger Humphries and the Rh Factor band, the Adorations Gospel Group and the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble. A feast and gift-giving are part of the event.

Other celebrations of Kwanzaa will combine cultural activities and reflection on Kwanzaa's meaning and will include refreshments and gift-giving. The Young Men and Women's African Heritage Association on the North Side will show the various ways Kwanzaa is observed, featuring music, dancing and drumming.

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This is good for a laugh!!
1 posted on 12/28/2011 11:23:28 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: surroundedbyblue

So when is the Festivus guy coming around?


2 posted on 12/28/2011 11:25:59 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

“So when is the Festivus guy coming around?”

Right after he gets his pole polished.


4 posted on 12/28/2011 11:27:59 AM PST by jessduntno (The Republican elite hates him, Rove hates him, Boehner hates him, liberals hate him. It's Newt!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Ok let me ask- Do any black freepers here feel embarrassed over the likes of these morons?

How about the “Reverend” Al Sharpton?

It would really leave me PO’d if some clown like that was called up by all the liberal news organizations every time they wanted to know what all the white people think.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 11:28:44 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Maulana Karenga...”It’s all bullsh&%! Thanks for coming”!


6 posted on 12/28/2011 11:28:56 AM PST by albie
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To: surroundedbyblue
"... Family activities start at 5 p.m. and include performances by Temujin the Storyteller"

Genghis Khan is going to be there telling stories? 'Temujin' is now an African name?

If Temujin the Storyteller starts in with reciting to the children 'The Three Greatest Things In Life', I have to say that I don't like the direction this Kwanzaa thing is going.

7 posted on 12/28/2011 11:29:24 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: surroundedbyblue

Reflect on Kwanzaa’s meaning?

Is there a Guinness record for shortest reflection?


8 posted on 12/28/2011 11:34:27 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: surroundedbyblue

http://www.skeptictank.org/files//human/kwanzaai.htm

`Religion of Peace’ warning.


9 posted on 12/28/2011 11:36:45 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: surroundedbyblue

Why should anyone want to celebrate “collective economics”? It would seem much wiser to celebrate the abandonment of collective economics (which is, in significant measure, what allowed the Plymouth Colony to start thriving after a very dismal start).


10 posted on 12/28/2011 11:37:11 AM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
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11 posted on 12/28/2011 11:37:11 AM PST by Governor William J. LePetomane (The affairs of state must take precedent over the affairs of state.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

I’ve heard very little about Kwanzaa in the MSM this year.

I heard that only about 5% of black Americans observe Kwanzaa.

I like the picture we’ve seen recently here, where a teacher is lighting the candles for Kwanzaa, and the caption reads that only white elementary school teachers observe Kwanzaa. Given the liberal bent of teachers, wanting to be PC and remind us that there are many holidays this time of year, I would believe it’s true.


12 posted on 12/28/2011 11:40:25 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: surroundedbyblue

“Hill House activities will begin with arts and crafts for children”

Hide the hot glue guns...


13 posted on 12/28/2011 11:41:22 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

I thought I heard that the 7 principles of Kwanzaa are based on Marxism/socialism. So that right there, if true, makes one wonder if Karenga was trying to make a political statement when he invented his holiday.


14 posted on 12/28/2011 11:43:24 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: surroundedbyblue

20 to 30 million people worldwide?

More like 2 to 3 thousand in the US, tops. Africans have never heard of it.
Why does anybody give Ron Everett the slightest bit of attention?


15 posted on 12/28/2011 11:44:53 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
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.

16 posted on 12/28/2011 11:45:37 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: surroundedbyblue

This is also good for a laugh:

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!”


17 posted on 12/28/2011 11:46:35 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: surroundedbyblue
The Rotten Roots of Kwanzaa
18 posted on 12/28/2011 11:47:57 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: The KG9 Kid
'The Three Greatest Things In Life'

"Crush your enemies, see them driven before you,
and hear the lamentation of their women!"

19 posted on 12/28/2011 11:49:17 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Governor William J. LePetomane
Somewhat used, but still serviceable for the founder's needs.
20 posted on 12/28/2011 11:50:39 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
The Monster Who Made Up Kwanzaa
21 posted on 12/28/2011 11:53:12 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: surroundedbyblue

Related...

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


22 posted on 12/28/2011 11:55:53 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: surroundedbyblue

The Seven Principles:

1. Hate Whitey
2. Welfare Checks
3. Food Stamps
4. Bling for Everyone
5. Crack is Good
6. Race Cards
7. Marxism


23 posted on 12/28/2011 11:59:45 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: surroundedbyblue

24 posted on 12/28/2011 12:02:59 PM PST by PGR88 (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Seven principles?

What?

B1tches, Hoes, Bling, Colt 45, Hennessy, Free Sh!t, and ‘Gimme Mah Munny!’.

Those seven principles?


Sorry, sorry, but I had to. The same libtards that buy into that culture are the one’s that’ll pull Kwanzaa out of their @ss and demand you ‘respect’ it.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 12:03:21 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: jessduntno

What is Festivus?

SO we need a made-up phoney holiday to present Africans as Humans to the rest of humanity?

Do they keep this Karanga guy in a padded cell at night?

There are only TWO (2) genuine Holidays this time of Year - Christmas and Chanukka. Anything else is just some “gimmick” to advance a poitical agenda.


26 posted on 12/28/2011 12:05:32 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

27 posted on 12/28/2011 12:07:11 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: SpaceBar

Nothing else needs be said.

“In May of 1971 Karenga stood trial for torturing two dissident members of his cult. Both Deborah Jones and Gail Davis described how Karenga had demanded that they strip naked. The naked women were then whipped with electrical cords and beaten with a karate baton. Detergent and a gushing hose were forced into their mouths. Ms Jones had one of her toes clamped in a vise. Karenga’s goon squad forced a hot electrical soldering iron in to Ms Davis’ mouth as a form of revolutionary discipline. The torturefest went on for two long days. Karenga was convicted and served more than three years in a California State prison. “


28 posted on 12/28/2011 12:11:10 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: surroundedbyblue

Lock! Load! Aim! Fire til Empty! Reload!


29 posted on 12/28/2011 12:15:06 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Fraud ALERT!


30 posted on 12/28/2011 12:15:17 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("Who is John Galt?")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The 7 principles are definately Marxist! Read the article & note the “collectivist economics”.

I’m pretty sure the majority of kwanza celebrants are white liberal elementary school teachers.


31 posted on 12/28/2011 12:18:11 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: ZULU
What is Festivus?

A fictional holiday from Seinfeld.

FRANK: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows opon him, I realized there had to be another way!

KRAMER: What happened to the doll?

FRANK: It was destroyed. But out of that, a new holiday was born. "A Festivus for the rest of us!"

Seinfeld - The Strike

32 posted on 12/28/2011 12:20:37 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: surroundedbyblue


33 posted on 12/28/2011 12:30:10 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: KarlInOhio

Thanks Karl.


34 posted on 12/28/2011 12:33:43 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Prokopton
I found this part interesting...

The Liberal Memory Hole

Using the same technique that Joseph Stalin employed to refashion history, the keepers of America’s newspaper archives have rehabilitated the depraved inventor of Kwanzaa. Unpleasant references to his past crimes have been quietly deleted from hundreds of newspaper data bases. All references to torture sessions, blazing campus gun battles, Marxist ideology and the brutal beatings of Karenga’s campus political competitors have been erased by sympathetic leftists. The truth would have been lost forever were it not for the diligent research of Paul Mulshine of the Newark Star Ledger. It took Mulshine two days to ferret out the truth from the dusty microfilm archive of the Los Angles Times. The computer data bases had been scrubbed of all references to Karenga’s violent past. The women he tortured have dropped out of sight. The court records of Karenga’s trial are unobtainable. Only a handful of newspaper accounts of what really happened are still available to us. What is clear is that America’s “journalists” cannot be trusted to tell us the truth for it is they who have toiled to sanitize the history of Kwanzaa’s depraved inventor.

35 posted on 12/28/2011 12:39:02 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Governor William J. LePetomane
It's like the Rocky Horror Picture Show of holidays. Don't forget to bring your detergent and hose along with the soldering iron, vise and electrical cord. You can't celebrate Kwanzaa without them.
36 posted on 12/28/2011 12:42:45 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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That's jus' ignant !

Shirley Q Liquor is on YouTube and is only too happy to reaquaint y'all to KWANZA !

37 posted on 12/28/2011 12:43:06 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: SERKIT

Heard that Obama celebrated the holiday with a message from the Kwanzaa Hut.


38 posted on 12/28/2011 2:42:02 PM PST by dogcaller
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