Kwanzaa: Honoring a continent's culture

Dec 16, 2008 Full story: Wentzville Journal 54

December is a month for reflection and remembrance. People reflect on their ancestral heritage and celebrate their culture.

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Since: Nov 08

Fairburn, GA

#1 Dec 16, 2008
Come join us at iKwanzaa.com and at the iKwanzaa Community --iKwanzaa.ning.com.

Bless.....
101ABretired

Fayetteville, NC

#2 Dec 16, 2008
Oh yeah, like this is going to be "practiced" in North Afrika? Homey don't think so!
Confusious Kwesi

UK

#3 Dec 16, 2008
While they try to destroy our African Heritage let us rediscover where we were before they came.
It only takes a slight shift of snow to start an avalanche.

C.Kwesi
ricky ticky

Decatur, GA

#4 Dec 16, 2008
Confusious Kwesi wrote:
While they try to destroy our African Heritage let us rediscover where we were before they came.
It only takes a slight shift of snow to start an avalanche.
C.Kwesi
The truth about the founder of kwanza (NOTHING TO DO WITH AFRICA)

his name is Ronald McKinley Everett

In 1971 this "peace loving LOL LOL LOL thug was convicted of a felony.

In 1971 Ronald McKinley Everett was convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment for assaulting and torturing over a two day period two women from the US organization, Deborah Jones and Gail Davis. A May 14, 1971 article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of the women: "Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili 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 Ms. Davis's mouth and placed against Ms. Davis's face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said."

Is this the kind of guy you want to associate with this time of year or how about sticking with Jesus
Fred from Topeka

Shawnee Mission, KS

#5 Dec 16, 2008
Confusious Kwesi wrote:
While they try to destroy our African Heritage let us rediscover where we were before they came.
It only takes a slight shift of snow to start an avalanche.
C.Kwesi
If African culture is so great. Pack up and move back! I know you would miss your malt liquor, BET on the big screen TV, bitching about how White people have f uc k ed over in America for over 400 years, pants that don't fit, gold teeth. and violence in your hood.

Since: Jul 08

Racists Get Ignored!

#6 Dec 16, 2008
The only problem I have with Kwanzaa is that it's too close to Christmas. Therefore, less people pay attention to it, because Kwanzaa is literally in the shadow of a giant.

Since: Oct 08

Belleville, IL

#7 Dec 16, 2008
Fred from Topeka wrote:
<quoted text>If African culture is so great. Pack up and move back! I know you would miss your malt liquor, BET on the big screen TV, bitching about how White people have f uc k ed over in America for over 400 years, pants that don't fit, gold teeth. and violence in your hood.
Racist, much?
War Lord

UK

#8 Dec 16, 2008
Fred from Topeka wrote:
<quoted text>If African culture is so great. Pack up and move back! I know you would miss your malt liquor, BET on the big screen TV, bitching about how White people have f uc k ed over in America for over 400 years, pants that don't fit, gold teeth. and violence in your hood.
The Native Americans would have wished you would do the same.I suppose they were not given a choice.You have the mind of the robber and murderer you really are.Alchoal is not part of African cuture,I dont live in a hood.Where I live I am surrounded by vast majority whites.You are way off target.

C.Kwesi
Confusious Kwesi

UK

#9 Dec 16, 2008
ricky ticky wrote:
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The truth about the founder of kwanza (NOTHING TO DO WITH AFRICA)
his name is Ronald McKinley Everett
In 1971 this "peace loving LOL LOL LOL thug was convicted of a felony.
In 1971 Ronald McKinley Everett was convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment for assaulting and torturing over a two day period two women from the US organization, Deborah Jones and Gail Davis. A May 14, 1971 article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of the women: "Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili 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 Ms. Davis's mouth and placed against Ms. Davis's face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said."
Is this the kind of guy you want to associate with this time of year or how about sticking with Jesus
After 400 yrs of miseducation ,do you really think I want another day.You must be joking.

C .Kwesi
JDB

United States

#10 Dec 16, 2008
We need a White English Culture day too. No, wait, it`s racist for a white to have anything celebrating being white.
SO TRUE

United States

#11 Dec 16, 2008
Black Dr

Charlotte, NC


Dec 15, 2007

While commonly viewed as an "African" holiday, observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, Kwanzaa actually was created in the U.S. in 1966 by Dr. Maulana "Ron" Karenga, the head of a violent black-power group, United Slaves Organization, which was a rival to the Black Panthers.

In the 1970s, Karenga served four years in prison for conspiracy and assault in the torture of two female followers. Karenga was convicted of whipping them with electrical cords and beating them with a karate baton after stripping them naked. He placed in the mouth of one of the victims a hot soldering iron, also scarring her face with the device. He put one of her big toes in a vise, and detergent and running water in both of their mouths.

In a 1978 interview quoted in the Washington Post, Karenga said, "People think it's African, but it's not. I came up with Kwanzaa because 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."

"If black Christians don't stand up for Christmas and reject Kwanzaa, they are allowing evil to have its way," Peterson said. "They will regret using a fake holiday to stamp out the true meaning of Christmas."

In the late 1960s Ron Karenga was the commander of a black nationalist paramilitary group that called itself United Slaves (US). In 1969 Karenga?s gang clashed with the Black Panthers over control of a black studies program at UCLA. Everyone was packing heat. When the gun smoke cleared two Panthers lay dead at the student center.
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.
Death to Your False God

Thessaloníki, Greece

#12 Dec 16, 2008
LazlowX wrote:
The only problem I have with Kwanzaa is that it's too close to Christmas. Therefore, less people pay attention to it, because Kwanzaa is literally in the shadow of a giant.
It won't be once we are finished with it. You can help topple the giant, too, since it interferes with your cultural rights.

--

Atheism 2.0 - pissing on xmas to piss off xtians.
Lesser Evil

Montgomery, AL

#13 Dec 16, 2008
HOw dare you FALSEY interfer with my right to celebrate CHRIST MAS!!!

Enjoy your HOLY day
Dot

South Africa

#14 Dec 16, 2008
Kwanzaa is not well known here in South Africa, People here celebrate christmas. Kwanzaa does make sense though because it's a celebration of the first fruits and i think it makes sense. African people were an agricultural people and surely there was a time when they celebrated their first fruits. We were brainwashed into believing all the bullshit about Jesus Christ too and we now celebrate christmas instead of kwanzaa. Christmas is just not right for me because there is always blood running in christmas and this is when a lot of evil happen.

I prefer kwanzaa......
Dot

South Africa

#15 Dec 16, 2008
JDB wrote:
We need a White English Culture day too. No, wait, it`s racist for a white to have anything celebrating being white.
Do you even know what kwanzaa is?lol
You sound clueless....
Try asking next time before you comment.

Since: Oct 08

Belleville, IL

#16 Dec 17, 2008
What about Festivus for the rest of us!? Thought this thread could use a little levity. Carry on!
JDB

United States

#17 Dec 17, 2008
Dot wrote:
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Do you even know what kwanzaa is?lol
You sound clueless....
Try asking next time before you comment.
Yeah I know what the retarded holiday is, at least here in America.
Dot

South Africa

#18 Dec 17, 2008
JDB wrote:
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Yeah I know what the retarded holiday is, at least here in America.
Ok then, you can also celebrate kwanzaa, it's not about black people but about fruits, lol...
This doesn't have to be about race, kwanzaa can be celebrated by everyone who wnats to, not just blacks...
Dot

South Africa

#20 Dec 17, 2008
fnord wrote:
Kwanzaa is just a sad joke, but if it makes the pathetic negroes happy to believe in a wonderful mythical past before white people took their melanin powers and advanced knowledge away, whatever.
It's great that you think like that and i also think that christmas is a big joke. But i don't go around telling everyone that, because it doesn't matter what i think, people will celebrate it anyway. So i think everyone has their own opinion when it comes to what they believe in and what they don't.... And i believe we should all respect that....
Dot

South Africa

#22 Dec 17, 2008
mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>if it is about FRUITS, then I expect that the San Franciscans will pick up on very fast. They can have a special Pink prance through the city to celebrate.
who WERE the "FIRST FRUITS" anyway? Liberace and Rock Hudson?
Well the first fruits on the trees, e.g apples, peaches, bananas, mangoes, etc....
If you're a farmer it makes sense or if you have fruit trees.... The reason why we celebrate first fruits right now. is because it's summer here in Africa and our first fruits are ripe now to be picked and eaten...

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