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Do African Americans Really Care About Kwanzaa? [POLL]

Here in Buffalo Kwanzaa is and has always been a big deal. In fact, the Kwanzaa celebration in Buffalo is one of the largest in the country and the founder of Kwanzaa Maulana Karenga said that the people of Buffalo are some of the most “Kwanzaa conscious” in the country!

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The Seven Priciples of Kwanzaa
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The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa [VIDEO]

Kwanzaa runs from December 26th through January 1st and celebrates the culture of African people.
Kwanzaa is based on these seven principles

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Should We Practice The Principles of Kwanzaa Year-Round? [KNOW THYSELF COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY]

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 as the first specifically African American holiday by Maulana Karenga. It gives African Americans an alternative holiday and opportunity to celebrate ourselves and history, rather than simply imitating the practice of the dominant society.

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“Nia” (Purpose) – Today’s Principle For Kwanzaa [VIDEO]

The name Kwanzaa has its origins in the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza” that means “first fruits”. The celebration of Kwanzaa with family is done in a variety of ways from storytelling, African drums, poetry, and a traditional meal. On each of the seven nights, the family gathers and a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara (which is the candleholder), then one of the seven principles is discussed.

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