Kwanzaa Founder Celebrates in Buffalo

Kwanzaa Founder Celebrates in Buffalo

There are 27 comments on the WKBW-TV story from Jan 1, 2012, titled Kwanzaa Founder Celebrates in Buffalo. In it, WKBW-TV reports that:

Friday is the fifth day of Kwanzaa and events taking place around the world. But the founder has chosen the Queen City to celebrate the holiday with residents.

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Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jan 3, 2012
Just passing this on.

Kwanzaa was ‘invented’ in the U.S. 1966 by Ron Karenga, and is recognized almost exclusively in the U.S. Ron Karenga, aka Ron N. Everett and Maulana Karenga, is a convicted felon who served time (only four years) for the kidnapping and torture of two of his “United Slaves” female ‘disciples’ in the 1970’s.

The following information about Karenga and his behavior is quoted from NathanielTurner.com , a Black website promoting Black History and issues, but not necessarily Ron Karenga:

“It seems the founder of Kwanzaa wasn’t any more ethical than those who sung its praises. In fact, at the same time Al Sharpton was glorifying the new holiday, its creator was sitting in a California prison for torturing two black women who were members of the United Slaves, a black nationalist cult he had founded.

The cult leader Ron N. Everett went by the name Karenga and in the 60’s took upon himself the title “maulana,” which means “master teacher” in Swahili. He was born on a poultry farm in Maryland, the fourteenth child of a Baptist minister. He moved to California in the late 50’s to attend LA Community College. He later moved to UCLA, where he got a Master’s degree in political science and African Studies and by the mid 1960’s, he had established himself as a leader of the black movement- a self described “cultural nationalist”. He had purposely used the term “nationalist” to distinguish his group from the Black Panthers who were Marxists. He wanted a separate black state while the Marxists worked for integration.

The friction between his group and the Panthers mirrored the centuries of tribal warring in Africa. Both groups were heavily recruiting at UCLA in the 60’s and vying for control of the newly developed African Studies Department. Karenga and his group backed one candidate for dept. head and the Panthers another. Both began carrying guns on campus and on Jan. 17. 1969, about 150 students gathered at the lunchroom to discuss the problem. Two Panther members had been admitted to the college as part of a federal program that helped black high-school dropouts enter the university. The meeting turned violent and ended with two of Karenga’s group, George P. Stiner and Larry Joseph Stiner killing two. The Stiner brothers shot two Panthers John Huggins, 23 and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter, 26 – dead.

On May 9, 1970 he initiated the torture session that led to his imprisonment. The torture session was described in the L.A. Times on May 14, 1971.“The victims said they were living at Karenga’s home when Karenga accused them of trying to kill him by placing crystals in his food and water and in various areas of his house. When they denied it, allegedly they were beaten with an electrical cord and a hot soldering iron was put in Miss Davis’ mouth and against her face.

Police were told that one of Miss Jones’ toes was placed in a small vise, which then was tightened by the men and one woman. The following day Karenga told the women that ‘Vietnamese torture is nothing compared to what I know.” Miss Tamao put detergent in their mouths; Smith turned a water hose full force on their faces, and Karenga, holding a gun, threatened to shoot both of them. The victims Deborah Jones and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothing.”

Karenga was convicted of two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment. He was sentenced on Sept. 17, 1971 to serve one to ten years in prison. After being released from prison in 1975, he remade himself as Maulana Ron Karenga, went into academics, and by 1979 was running the Black Studies Department at California State University in Long Beach and converted to Marxism.

Happy Kwanzaa.
NEOCON

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#3 Jan 3, 2012
Your Name Here wrote:
Just passing this on.
Kwanzaa was ‘invented’ in the U.S. 1966 by Ron Karenga, and is recognized almost exclusively in the U.S. Ron Karenga, aka Ron N. Everett and Maulana Karenga, is a convicted felon who served time (only four years) for the kidnapping and torture of two of his “United Slaves” female ‘disciples’ in the 1970’s.
The following information about Karenga and his behavior is quoted from NathanielTurner.com , a Black website promoting Black History and issues, but not necessarily Ron Karenga:
“It seems the founder of Kwanzaa wasn’t any more ethical than those who sung its praises. In fact, at the same time Al Sharpton was glorifying the new holiday, its creator was sitting in a California prison for torturing two black women who were members of the United Slaves, a black nationalist cult he had founded.
The cult leader Ron N. Everett went by the name Karenga and in the 60’s took upon himself the title “maulana,” which means “master teacher” in Swahili. He was born on a poultry farm in Maryland, the fourteenth child of a Baptist minister. He moved to California in the late 50’s to attend LA Community College. He later moved to UCLA, where he got a Master’s degree in political science and African Studies and by the mid 1960’s, he had established himself as a leader of the black movement- a self described “cultural nationalist”. He had purposely used the term “nationalist” to distinguish his group from the Black Panthers who were Marxists. He wanted a separate black state while the Marxists worked for integration.
The friction between his group and the Panthers mirrored the centuries of tribal warring in Africa. Both groups were heavily recruiting at UCLA in the 60’s and vying for control of the newly developed African Studies Department. Karenga and his group backed one candidate for dept. head and the Panthers another. Both began carrying guns on campus and on Jan. 17. 1969, about 150 students gathered at the lunchroom to discuss the problem. Two Panther members had been admitted to the college as part of a federal program that helped black high-school dropouts enter the university. The meeting turned violent and ended with two of Karenga’s group, George P. Stiner and Larry Joseph Stiner killing two. The Stiner brothers shot two Panthers John Huggins, 23 and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter, 26 – dead.
On May 9, 1970 he initiated the torture session that led to his imprisonment. The torture session was described in the L.A. Times on May 14, 1971.“The victims said they were living at Karenga’s home when Karenga accused them of trying to kill him by placing crystals in his food and water and in various areas of his house. When they denied it, allegedly they were beaten with an electrical cord and a hot soldering iron was put in Miss Davis’ mouth and against her face.
Police were told that one of Miss Jones’ toes was placed in a small vise, which then was tightened by the men and one woman. The following day Karenga told the women that ‘Vietnamese torture is nothing compared to what I know.” Miss Tamao put detergent in their mouths; Smith turned a water hose full force on their faces, and Karenga, holding a gun, threatened to shoot both of them. The victims Deborah Jones and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothing.”
Karenga was convicted of two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment. He was sentenced on Sept. 17, 1971 to serve one to ten years in prison. After being released from prison in 1975, he remade himself as Maulana Ron Karenga, went into academics, and by 1979 was running the Black Studies Department at California State University in Long Beach and converted to Marxism.
Happy Kwanzaa.
Now you did it! You just got yourself put on the communist FFS- "Racist Conservative" list!

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#4 Jan 3, 2012
NEOCON wrote:
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Now you did it! You just got yourself put on the communist FFS- "Racist Conservative" list!
I was actually trying to be impartial by digging up some dirt regarding Christmas and Hanukkah but couldn't find any. It would be real funny if this turd showed up in Buffalo and got shot.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#5 Jan 3, 2012
Your Name Here wrote:
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I was actually trying to be impartial by digging up some dirt regarding Christmas and Hanukkah but couldn't find any. It would be real funny if this turd showed up in Buffalo and got shot.
We can hope can't we?

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#6 Jan 3, 2012
NEOCON wrote:
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Now you did it! You just got yourself put on the communist FFS- "Racist Conservative" list!
WOW, you cant make a single post without mentioning me huh?

Whats it like to be controlled in the manner that i dictate your thoughts and behavior?
NEOCON

Buffalo, NY

#8 Jan 3, 2012
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>WOW, you cant make a single post without mentioning me huh?
Whats it like to be controlled in the manner that i dictate your thoughts and behavior?
Fool! LOL. You're the one that followed me to this thread! Who's controlling who?

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#9 Jan 3, 2012
NEOCON wrote:
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Fool! LOL. You're the one that followed me to this thread! Who's controlling who?
And what was the topic of your post?

You really are a mindless weakling!
NEOCON

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jan 3, 2012
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>And what was the topic of your post?
You really are a mindless weakling!
What difference does it make you communist troll?

WHY DID YOU COME HERE TO READ IT? Stop following me around!

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#11 Jan 3, 2012
NEOCON wrote:
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What difference does it make you communist troll?
WHY DID YOU COME HERE TO READ IT? Stop following me around!
Wow, you said communist....i am so hurt? Why do you tools think that word even means anything? All it states is that youre whooped and too mentally empty to actually say anything

WEAKLING!

I came here to make fun of retarded racist conservatives such as yourself. They cant turn down a kwanzaa thread!

Why did you come here.....oh thats right...to make a post about me. HAHAHHAHA

Just move on, go obsess over someone you can compete with.
NEOCON

Ashburn, VA

#12 Jan 3, 2012
Typical liberal spin. The only reason you came here is because you saw my post.

If you came here to make fun of conservatives why did you only reply to MY post.

You're nothing but a pesky little ankle-biter lap dog looking for someone to jerk your chain!

Go bother somebody else little dog, I'm sick of kicking you across the room. You better go to bed now. I don't want you to miss the short yellow bus in the morning!
Me not You

Buffalo, NY

#13 Jan 4, 2012
Liberals exist for the sole purpose of providing fodder for the government to control. They pay taxes and kiss Obama between the cheeks for taking care of them.

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#14 Jan 4, 2012
Me not You wrote:
Liberals exist for the sole purpose of providing fodder for the government to control. They pay taxes and kiss Obama between the cheeks for taking care of them.
Which repub has cut taxes for the iddle class? NONE.

The difference is Repubs are stupid enough to give a tax cut to people who dont need it at their own expense!

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#15 Jan 4, 2012
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>Which repub has cut taxes for the iddle class? NONE.
The difference is Repubs are stupid enough to give a tax cut to people who dont need it at their own expense!
We don't need tax cuts, we need less government. Political parties are a tool of government used to keep people fighting among themselves instead of focusing on the real problem which is the government itself. There is no such thing as people who "need" a tax cut. It is the responsibility of all people to pay for the government equally.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#19 Jan 4, 2012
FFS- wrote:
<quoted text>Look, another conservative posted!
And they didn't even have the guts to use a name that somebody else isn't already using.
This person is nothing but a gutless scumbag.
Have a nice day
MrOwl

Burlington, NC

#23 Jan 6, 2012
Your Name Here, Kudos. That is the best definition what a political party, any political party, is and does I have ever read. My hat is off to you!!! Thanks!!! Political parties are a tool of the government used to keep people fighting among themselves instead of focusing on the real problem which is the government itself. Wunderbar, magnifique, a wonderful hit the nail on the head, reality, definition.

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#24 Jan 6, 2012
MrOwl wrote:
Your Name Here, Kudos. That is the best definition what a political party, any political party, is and does I have ever read. My hat is off to you!!! Thanks!!! Political parties are a tool of the government used to keep people fighting among themselves instead of focusing on the real problem which is the government itself. Wunderbar, magnifique, a wonderful hit the nail on the head, reality, definition.
So, on to the next step... Any idea where can find several hundred million voters who are intelligent enough to think the same way and follow suit at the polling places?
Chung Ki Phat Boi

Rochester, NY

#25 Jan 6, 2012
Ironic that Kwanzaa and all it's mumbo jumbo words are Swahili language, which comes from East Africa places like Kenya, Uganda Tanzania, where no slaves were taken to bring to the US in colonial times.
American slaves came from Western Africa and W.Congo Basin - no swahili spoken.

Since: Aug 10

Hollis Center, ME

#26 Jan 6, 2012
Chung Ki Phat Boi wrote:
Ironic that Kwanzaa and all it's mumbo jumbo words are Swahili language, which comes from East Africa places like Kenya, Uganda Tanzania, where no slaves were taken to bring to the US in colonial times.
American slaves came from Western Africa and W.Congo Basin - no swahili spoken.
The uneducated CRAP you hateful conservatives will fabricate is just astounding and pathetic! You clearly dont know jack about african history, but you made that up just the same. If you want to hate then just hate, dont lie in order to do it!

THe african ports were controlled by the kingdoms and empires in that region. THEY DIDNT SELL THEOR OWN PEOPLE INTO SLAVERY, DUMBASS. They took africans from the interior and profited from the ports. MANY Kenyan Region people were sold. KENYANS SPEAK SWAHILI

Get a mild education before telling stupid lies!
Chung Ki Phat Boi

Rochester, NY

#27 Jan 6, 2012
FFS
Take a look at a map Dumbass. Kenya is on the Indian Ocean, opposite end of Africa from the main areas that slaves were taken from. And slaves were normally only from the interior by a couple hundred miles, not a couple thousand miles away.

They came from Senegal-Gambia, Nigeria, Sierre Leone, Ghana, Angola, Cameroon etc.
If any were taken from S.E. Africa- Mozambique, it was by Portuguese who took them to the much close Brazil, than U.S.

If any slaves were taken from E.Africa like Kenya, it was by Arab Muslim slave traders for the Middle East, NOT the Americas.
Only evidence of African language in the American colonies are from W.Africa and W. Central Africa - Mandika, Mende, Yoruba, Fulani, Ibom, Mbundu.

You aren't all that smart. I know I'm far more educated than you in history.
BTW- I'm not a consevative. I voted for Obama (mainly to keep that whore Palin out of office)
FFS-

Hollis Center, ME

#28 Jan 7, 2012
Chung Ki Phat Boi wrote:
FFS
Take a look at a map Dumbass. Kenya is on the Indian Ocean, opposite end of Africa from the main areas that slaves were taken from. And slaves were normally only from the interior by a couple hundred miles, not a couple thousand miles away.
They came from Senegal-Gambia, Nigeria, Sierre Leone, Ghana, Angola, Cameroon etc.
If any were taken from S.E. Africa- Mozambique, it was by Portuguese who took them to the much close Brazil, than U.S.
If any slaves were taken from E.Africa like Kenya, it was by Arab Muslim slave traders for the Middle East, NOT the Americas.
Only evidence of African language in the American colonies are from W.Africa and W. Central Africa - Mandika, Mende, Yoruba, Fulani, Ibom, Mbundu.
You aren't all that smart. I know I'm far more educated than you in history.
BTW- I'm not a consevative. I voted for Obama (mainly to keep that whore Palin out of office)
Face facts inbred, you fabricated the whole thing to support your racist views. Do you think they took a census of the slaves that were captured to see where they came from? Also, there was an entire East coast slave trade as well.

Furthermore, what would it matter? its a holiday to promote positive attributes in African American society. Why should that in any way matter to you. Unless you celebrate the holiday you are just another racist inbred looking to cause trouble.

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