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Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community. However, many African-Americans are not entirely clear on the concept and/or the practices of Kwanzaa. RealTalkNation welcomes the originator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga to shed light on this African tradition.
December 26 to January 1
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of Kwanzaa - From the beginning, the essential task of our organization has been and remains to provide a philosophy, a set of principles and a program which inspires a personal and social practice that not only satisfies human need but transforms people in the process, making them self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation. Such a transformative practice will, of necessity, also lead to the building of moral community and to the constant becoming of the best of what it means to be both African and human in the fullest sense.
Annual KWANZAA Celebration, Sunday, December 30, 2012 with the Creator of KWANZAA, Dr. Maulana Karenga. at IMHOTEP Charter High School, 6201 N. 21st Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19138. Hosted by Unity Community Center's / Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Philadelphia NAKO.
THESE ARE THE PURPORTED SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF KWANZAA! The Nguzo Saba of the 7 days of KWANZAA: Day 1. Umoja means UNITY. Day 2. Kujichagulia means SELF-DETERMINATION. Day 3. Ujima means WORKING TOGETHER. Day 4. Ujamaa means SUPPORTING EACH OTHER. Day 5. Nia means PURPOSE. Day 6. Kuumba means CREATIVITY. Day 7. Imani means FAITH, especially FAITH in OURSELVES.
KWANZAA. DR. KARENGA was an ATHEIST! THE PRINCIPLES OF "FAITH" KWANZAA PURPORTS TO UPHOLD ARE WITHOUT A DEFINITE ABSOLUTE SENSE OF A REFERENCE POINT FOR REVERENCE. WHAT MEN CREATE TO CELEBRATE. ARE THEY WHO CELEBRATE THIS CUSTOM ACTUALLY AS THEY SAY, "CONSCIOUS FOLK"? OR ARE THEY MERELY BLINDING THEMSELVES WITH PRETENSE?
Everyone who observes KWANZAA today is NOT an ATHEIST! It is because MEN have believed the MOST HIGH sanctions whatever MEN would associate with HIS NAME regardless of its SOURCE, that there is so little genuine RESPECT for the MOST HIGH as HE TRULY IS! Without a STANDARD, HOW shall we genuinely as a PEOPLE be truly SAVED? How shall we become TRULY STRONG in RETURNING unto YAH HIMSELF as HE IS? .. and as WE were CREATED to BE? YAH has declared a PLAN by which HIS PEOPLE shall be RENEWED TRUE to ANCIENT STRENGTH!
SIgnOtHeTiMeS Blogtalk w Queen Tahiyrah & Brothers of the Sun THE CON OF KWANZAA Good, Bad or Indifferent.... What is Kwanzaa? Who is Karenga and Should we care about his history and the why's of how Kwanzaa was established. 6 pm eastern... 917-889-8059 is the number.
Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba—the seven principles of African Heritage), which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy," consisting of what Karenga called "the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world." These seven principles comprise *Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition and reason. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:
Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle
The ORACLE Speaks ..... "all-ways remember to love yourself"
December 26 to January 1
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of Kwanzaa - From the beginning, the essential task of our organization Us has been and remains to provide a philosophy, a set of principles and a program which inspires a personal and social practice that not only satisfies human need but transforms people in the process, making them self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation. Such a transformative practice will, of necessity, also lead to the building of moral community and to the constant becoming of the best of what it means to be both African and human in the fullest sense.
Happy birthday George L Jackson
George Jackson University radio - you can hear it live at 8pm est 7 cst 5 pst
347 826 7332
We welcome Mwalimu W. Kabaila from the historically famous US organization, under the leadership of Maulana Karenga and now with CAP - the Congress of African People. We will get into the ideology of Culture Nationalism and its tenets. How the initial connection between the BPP and the US organization began. What caused the breakdown and the rift, which led to the deaths of bunchy carter and John Huggins. Was Us really behind that? What can we learn from that past history?
What is the congress of African people? What are it's goals, aspirations, and visions ? Is it possible for Revolutionary Nationalist an Cultural Nationalist to get on the same accord. tonight at 8:00 pm 347 826 7332 . To hear this wonderful contribute to our fallen but not forgotten comrade George L Jackson
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The Quotable Karenga copyright in 1967, pp. 1, BLACK CULTURAL NATIONALISM
There is no such thing as individualism, we are all black. The only thing that saved us from being lynched like Emmet Till or shot down like Medger Evers was not our economics or social status, but our absence.Values are not abstract. Values are superior to reason.
The White boy engaged in the worship of technology; we must not sell our souls for money and machines. The Nationalist has a love of the people and value of his nation. A man without Values is a man that is unpredictable.
Cultural background transcends education. Having a scope is different from having a content. We must address ourselves to needs not desires. When we fill our concrete need(s) then we will talk about desires. Membership in the Black Community requires more than just physical presence. In terms of History, all we need at this point is heroic images; the White boy got enough dates for everybody.
We don't believe what we have is better than others. We believe it is better for Blacks than others. Perhaps the teaching of US are harsh but it is better to work with hard facts than to play with pleasant but unproductive dreams. "Negroes", still suffer from America's first concept of us---- 3/5 of a man. " RON KARNGA
Paul Cobb grew up in West Oakland and attended Howard University and spent time in the southern Civil Rights Movement, then returned to the Bay Area and was a founding member of the Donald Warden's Afro-American Association (Maulana Ron Karenga was the Los Angeles representative), the organization that gave birth to the Black Panthers (Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, et al) and the west coast Black Arts Movement (Marvin X). Paul established OCCUR, a social activist organization that fought for jobs on state highway projects. Paul went to jail protesting the non-hiring of Blacks. He also went to jail demanding the Oakland Public Schools hire a black superintendent, which it eventually did, Marcus Foster (assassinated by the SLA) and later hired Dr. Ruth Love. Paul worked at the Oakland Post, Oakland Tribune and served on the School Board. He eventually bought the Oakland Post and eventually hired Chauncey Bailey as editor.
Dr.Mary Ann Jones has over twenty years of knowledge and experience as a clinician and administrator in senior management positions. She became interested in healthcare management and advocacy through her work in the San Francisco Department of Public Health AIDS Office in the late 1980’s. From there she would go on to work as a research assistant at the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco on the first AZT study with pregnant women; the Family Addiction Center for Education and Treatment with pregnant women addicted to crack and heroin; and, the Bayview Hunter’s Point Alice Griffith Crack Cocaine Program.
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