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Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa
2011 Annual Kwanzaa Founder's Message, Creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa, Principles and Practices of Kwanzaa
December 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm
From Richard Badger
I am disturbed. I was at City Hall today to take care of some business. While I was there, I noticed the Christmas Tree and the Hanukkah Menorah. There was a group of African Americans who called last week to get permission to have a Kwanzaa Celebration today, only for the request to be denied! In grand fashion, …the show must go on. They still did a brief Kwanzaa Celebration and explanation, but were threatened with arrest by MPD.
The request for the event was submitted last week to Ald. Robert Baumann. Ald. Baumann was there while we were in attendance, and gave a weak explanation to why he didn’t grant the request. Either, here is what I am asking of you. Call Ald. Robert Baumann’s office at 414-286-2221 and let him know that Milwaukee deserves to have a Kwanzaa celebration such as the other holidays without the threat of imprisonment. Ald. Robert Baumann- 414-286-2221.
December 29, 2013 at 11:53 am
I am just wanted to say that this man is so inspirational. I could feel him bringing the holy spirit in with him very strongly to this city of Brotherly Love in Philadelphia for a one day event held yesterday 12/28/13 from 10-5pm in South Philly at Audereid High School celebrating Kwanzaa, and appearing at the School M.O. Tech at 5:30PM. So amazing! When ever I come together with the masses of the people, I always learn something new and beneficial to me. I learned something for yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What I feel deep down in my heart, if we united with one another the way that the Almighty God wants us to do, we can build a nation for ourselves now and in the future, and another thing I can express is when ever we come together as a people we are the most happiiest, loving, and respectful, people toward one another on earth. So I give Thanks to Kenny Gamble for inviting me out for a day of spiritual growth with Maulana Karenga. I want to say I was so happy, joyful, and thrilled I felt like a new born baby entering into the world and seeing The Almighty God abundants. I felt a touch of love from the 70″s when ever a dignitary leader was in town up on Broad St. and Susquehanna Ave neon light flashing and people from all around town, sisters walking in white high heel shoes. For example, Elijah Mohammed when ever he was in town, I would look from a far up Susquehanna Ave. and see the people and it would be so many people… all kinds of religion!!! Martin Luther King the love was in the air….. Kwame Ture’ Black Power and love until this day. Louis Farrakhan bringing hope for Black people. You can go on Diamond St at the Church of the Advocate and feel the warmth of love in the atmosphere just as I felt yesterday, today and tomorrow. May God bless you! My brothers, may God bless you!!!!
March 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm
Shalom If we can celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Diwali, it sulhod be okay for me to recognize Christmas. You can. Wait, did I miss something?Every time I hear about the War on Christmas, I get uncomfortable. It always seems like the Restless Leg Syndrome of the Republican Party: it’s easy to sell solutions if you invent the problems. I’ve been shopping for a while now, and about half the people I run into wish me a Merry Christmas. Statistically speaking, saying this to a white person in Maine has a very high chance of success. Unfortunately, I’ve been shopping for Hannukah presents. From where I stand, there is no war. Everything is red and green (Christmas colors), Santa is everywhere (he doesn’t deliver Hannukah gifts), and I can count on no hands the amount of times I’ve heard the Dreidel Song on a mall radio (though this could be because it isn’t a very good song). Christmas is evident, even overwhelming this time of year. I occasionally forget about Hannukah while out and about.I’m not trying to say that somehow Christmas has too much power either. I acknowledge that Hannukah’s low visibility is totally fair in light of its low percentage of celebration. It just seems like Happy Holidays is a simple way to avoid making anyone feel uncomfortable. Imagine if you saw literally no sign of your beloved holiday outside of a small, corner-rack of blue and white napkins. You would probably enter full crisis mode. I mean, look at the hissy fit you guys are throwing, and all that’s been taken from you is a few Nativities and a phrase.
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