Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but bo...

Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but boom is over

There are 16 comments on the Buffalo News story from Dec 17, 2009, titled Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but boom is over. In it, Buffalo News reports that:

Four years ago, Evita Broughton celebrated Kwanzaa for the first time with her family - lighting a candle each night and discussing the respective principle.

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Chas0x01

Spring, TX

#2 Dec 17, 2009
Unfortunately because of slavery AA don't have a culture outside of American culture. This probably makes us the truest of Americans as we are very unique in this regard.
Pere du Champ

United States

#3 Dec 17, 2009
White Yanks don't have much culture beyond the USA either. Pop culture. Mainstream culture.
Chas0x01

Spring, TX

#4 Dec 17, 2009
Pere du Champ wrote:
White Yanks don't have much culture beyond the USA either. Pop culture. Mainstream culture.
Well they have their ethnic culture which most will hold on to some of that. But I guess if you've mixed with 5 different ethnicities over the generations you'd lose it, too.
39ehonor

San Antonio, TX

#5 Dec 18, 2009
Chas0x01 wrote:
Unfortunately because of slavery AA don't have a culture outside of American culture. This probably makes us the truest of Americans as we are very unique in this regard.
If you're black, then you are not a true American--black people have no culture--White American culture is without equal in the World--From Thomas Edison to Bill Gates, our inventions are incredible--Electricity,comput ers,airplanes,record players,telephones,cameras,tel evision, automobiles,walking on the moon--All Stunning Inventions which changed the entire world--All White Americans accomplished these incredible feats, not Eurotrash, or blacks lol--We are the greatest country in the history of the world
39ehonor

San Antonio, TX

#6 Dec 18, 2009
We also invented mass production(although white germans invented internal combustion engine), and we invented skyscrapers--We also were the first country in the world to establish the National Park system and over 125 countries have followed our lead, creating over 5000 national parks and sanctuaries
english geezer

Blackburn, UK

#9 Dec 19, 2009
39ehonor wrote:
We also invented mass production(although white germans invented internal combustion engine), and we invented skyscrapers--We also were the first country in the world to establish the National Park system and over 125 countries have followed our lead, creating over 5000 national parks and sanctuaries
sorry, we British invented the computer, the adding machine, the digital computer, symbolic logic, the jet engine, the steam engine, railway,
radar, and many others. But none of the inventors were black, either.

Einstein was German, Rutherford English, Faraday Scots.
disappointed

Marietta, GA

#10 Dec 19, 2009
This is exactly what america is not about. I think there have been great contributions of all races and ethinc backrounds. We really need to get rid of this arrogance and low esteem for other races. Differences is what makes this world go around. Deal with it....
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#12 Dec 20, 2009
Well, I invented inventing, and I don't know any of these idiots.
An African

Atlanta, GA

#13 Dec 21, 2009
I find celebrations like Kwanzaa interesting. My ex-girlfriend invited me once to their events. Well, all that I can tell is I see a group of people denied of their heritage and culture who are lookiing to be identified with something unique. Being a Ghanaian, we have diverse and multi-cultures back in Africa and indegenous festivities are observed on tribal/clan bases and kwanzaa appears to be doing a mixture of what goes on in some parts of Africa blindly. There can never be a oneness representation of african, Egyptians do things completely different from South Africans. Likewise within Ghana, tribes and clans are identified by languages and other cultural activities.

oh___Really

“It's not an optical illusion.”

Since: Dec 09

It just looks like one...

#14 Dec 21, 2009
Chas0x01 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well they have their ethnic culture which most will hold on to some of that. But I guess if you've mixed with 5 different ethnicities over the generations you'd lose it, too.
...or you have to cook a LOT of food every holiday...
sunshine

Lakewood, NJ

#15 Dec 21, 2009
39ehonor wrote:
<quoted text> If you're black, then you are not a true American--black people have no culture--White American culture is without equal in the World--From Thomas Edison to Bill Gates, our inventions are incredible--Electricity,comput ers,airplanes,record players,telephones,cameras,tel evision, automobiles,walking on the moon--All Stunning Inventions which changed the entire world--All White Americans accomplished these incredible feats, not Eurotrash, or blacks lol--We are the greatest country in the history of the world
so how come china makes everything? What ever happened to the year 2000 being like the Jetsons? why haven't you built pyramids? we thank you for some of those inventions but most of those inventions were stolen from others.
sunshine

Lakewood, NJ

#16 Dec 21, 2009
39ehonor wrote:
<quoted text> If you're black, then you are not a true American--black people have no culture--White American culture is without equal in the World--From Thomas Edison to Bill Gates, our inventions are incredible--Electricity,comput ers,airplanes,record players,telephones,cameras,tel evision, automobiles,walking on the moon--All Stunning Inventions which changed the entire world--All White Americans accomplished these incredible feats, not Eurotrash, or blacks lol--We are the greatest country in the history of the world
since you see us in a negative manner, why clock us and worry about what we do? If you hate us so much then stop being so nosey on AA forum. hOW Bout you go and chill with ya girl and stop whining over what black people are doing. get over it! we are here to stay! blk ppl dont give a dam about yall!

“From the real streets”

Since: Sep 09

Gary, Indiana

#17 Dec 21, 2009
sunshine wrote:
<quoted text> since you see us in a negative manner, why clock us and worry about what we do? If you hate us so much then stop being so nosey on AA forum. hOW Bout you go and chill with ya girl and stop whining over what black people are doing. get over it! we are here to stay! blk ppl dont give a dam about yall!
I think some come on our AA forums, not to clock or monitor, but just to anonymously spew out hate towards us and anything else they are angry or ignorant about. Most of the issues expressed are really from within and they need to start there before externally casting stones!
Chas0x01

Spring, TX

#18 Dec 21, 2009
oh___Really wrote:
<quoted text>
...or you have to cook a LOT of food every holiday...
haha,. and carry a very LARGE recipe book..
sunshine

Lakewood, NJ

#19 Dec 22, 2009
CLIGGANOWN wrote:
<quoted text> I think some come on our AA forums, not to clock or monitor, but just to anonymously spew out hate towards us and anything else they are angry or ignorant about. Most of the issues expressed are really from within and they need to start there before externally casting stones!
they still are poor, they don't got no money! and have alot of nerve of passing judgement.
Ocean View

Pacific Grove, CA

#21 Dec 28, 2009
39ehonor wrote:
<quoted text> If you're black, then you are not a true American--black people have no culture--White American culture is without equal in the World--From Thomas Edison to Bill Gates, our inventions are incredible--Electricity,comput ers,airplanes,record players,telephones,cameras,tel evision, automobiles,walking on the moon--All Stunning Inventions which changed the entire world--All White Americans accomplished these incredible feats, not Eurotrash, or blacks lol--We are the greatest country in the history of the world
Other stunning inventions included two hundred years of slave trade, oppression, Jim Crow laws, denial of civil and voting rights, native American genocide and the violation of over 200 treaties in order to acquire land and resources for governmental and corporate exploitation, discriminatory educational funding (Separate but Equal), systemic employment discrimination, decades of domestic terrorism against minorities (KKK, American Nazi Party, and White Citizen's Councils), and a variety of other practices designed to deny minorities equal protection under the law. Given the circumstance that the White culture in America has had nearly a 350 year head start at acquiring and building wealth in America in order to access education and opportunity for its members, it is not a surprise that those opportunities have been more productive.

Regardless, it is certainly within the right of their culture for blacks to establish their own traditions and celebrate some of the principles and qualities which have sustained them in their struggle to maintain dignity and honor in an often hostile environment.

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