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"People who fear that it's doing something to Christmas, the reality of it is that the majority of African-Americans who celebrate this are Christians,
black Christians, Jews, Muslims and those of other religions can all find something to celebrate in the nonsectarian holiday.What we're celebrating is African culture, that's our common ground," he said. He said the name is derived from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza" — for "first fruits."
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