Kwanza begins today
alex

Utica, NY

#1 Dec 26, 2013
Happy Kwanza everybody!!
alex

Utica, NY

#2 Dec 26, 2013
* Kwanzaa
Goobs

Utica, NY

#3 Dec 26, 2013
According to one website here's the schedule:
Practice the Kwanzaa greetings. Starting on December 26, greet everyone by saying "Habari Gani" which is a standard Swahili greeting meaning "what is the news?" If someone greets you, respond with the principle (Nguzo Saba) for that day:
•December 26: "Umoja" — Unity
•December 27: "Kujichagulia" — Self-determination
•December 28: "Ujima" — Collective work and responsibility
•December 29: "Ujamaa" — Cooperative economics
•December 30: "Nia" — Purpose
•December 31: "Kuumba" — Creativity
•January 1: "Imani" — Faith.

•Non African-Americans are also welcome to participate in greetings. The traditional greeting for them is "Joyous Kwanzaa."

If you were to ask an African (actually from Africa) about Kwanzaa you'd probably get a puzzled look and a "What?". Kwanzaa is an American invention created by a convicted felon called Ron (Maulana) Karenga. Just do a Google and you can make up your own mind about Kwanzaa.

If someone comes up to you today and says "Nguzo Saba" be sure to respond Umoja
Nationalities

Rome, NY

#4 Dec 26, 2013
Merry Hannakwanzaa!!!!!!!

Now you satisfied the afro americans, the jewish and Christians!
mandela

Utica, NY

#5 Dec 26, 2013
I thought Kwanzaa was started in Africa ?
315 Fail Central

Newington, CT

#6 Dec 26, 2013
Goobs wrote:
According to one website here's the schedule:
Practice the Kwanzaa greetings. Starting on December 26, greet everyone by saying "Habari Gani" which is a standard Swahili greeting meaning "what is the news?" If someone greets you, respond with the principle (Nguzo Saba) for that day:
•December 26: "Umoja" — Unity
•December 27: "Kujichagulia" — Self-determination
•December 28: "Ujima" — Collective work and responsibility
•December 29: "Ujamaa" — Cooperative economics
•December 30: "Nia" — Purpose
•December 31: "Kuumba" — Creativity
•January 1: "Imani" — Faith.
•Non African-Americans are also welcome to participate in greetings. The traditional greeting for them is "Joyous Kwanzaa."
If you were to ask an African (actually from Africa) about Kwanzaa you'd probably get a puzzled look and a "What?". Kwanzaa is an American invention created by a convicted felon called Ron (Maulana) Karenga. Just do a Google and you can make up your own mind about Kwanzaa.
If someone comes up to you today and says "Nguzo Saba" be sure to respond Umoja
It sounds like an interesting holiday, and I'm glad that people find peace and joy in it this season. Of course since inbred CNY residents are too vapid to understand anything not featured in reality shows about moonshine, this reply was probably for naught.
Cretin Hob Alert

Gouverneur, NY

#7 Dec 26, 2013
315 Fail Central wrote:
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It sounds like an interesting holiday, and I'm glad that people find peace and joy in it this season. Of course since inbred CNY residents are too vapid to understand anything not featured in reality shows about moonshine, this reply was probably for naught.
All of your replies, posts, and opinions are for naught Cretin because nobody gives a rats azzz what you have to say about anything. After all the hours a day you spend spewing hate you wind up just talking to the wind making zero impact on the world - not for good or for bad.....think about that freak.
Truth

Herkimer, NY

#10 Dec 27, 2013
mandela wrote:
I thought Kwanzaa was started in Africa ?
Just Google Kwanzaa.

Here's a quote attributed to Maulana Kurenga (born Ron Everett):
“I created Kwanzaa. People think it’s African. But it’s not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know black people in this country wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of bloods (blacks) would be partying!”
malarkey

Utica, NY

#11 Dec 27, 2013
Truth wrote:
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Just Google Kwanzaa.
Here's a quote attributed to Maulana Kurenga (born Ron Everett):
“I created Kwanzaa. People think it’s African. But it’s not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know black people in this country wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of bloods (blacks) would be partying!”
This sounds to me like a Bullshit holiday ! I thought it was a holiday that started centuries ago in the African bushlands !!
uncivilized people

Utica, NY

#12 Dec 27, 2013
It was started by a bunch of savages in the Zulu tribe in central Africa.

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