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    View Poll Results: Will You Celebrate Kwanzaa?

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      Will you celebrate Kwanzaa?


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      I recently bought the book The Complete Kwanzaa:Celebrating Our Cultural Harvest by Dorothy Winbush Riley. This year I intend to purchase a kinara and honor this powerful holiday. I admire Kwanzaa because the principles can be used not just for celebration,but in our daily lives,and we will need this principles for our liberation.
      All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishment of an African Empire—so strong and powerful, as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our life-time can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation.-Marcus Garvey

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      I gonna give information in a couple of days on when and where we(the Extended Black Family Movement) will be holding our annual Kwanzaa Celebration this year (in New Jersey)
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      I have that book! Lol!
      We are not citizens of amerikkka. We are victims of amerikkka.

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      And u know this
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      I will try to get a family together to celebrate..
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      I will celebrate Kwanzaa with my family and friends.
      Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. ~ Malcolm X ~

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      This will be my family's second year celebrating.
      "Oh Africa! When shall be the term of thy long degradation? Behold here, even now, I pledge thee, O my Mother, that I shall devote my years to thee, shall work for thy redemption, shall love thee and be proud of thee and glory in thy power now lying dormant and shall strive to bring it to the light. Take my youth, my labors, my love, my all and do thou when I shall have died for thee, take me to thy bosom, an untamed, untamable African." -Hubert Harrison

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      what is the proper way to preseant kwanzza to some one who never celabrate
      “We must recapture our heritage and our identity if we are ever to liberate ourselves from the bonds of white supremacy. We must launch a cultural revolution to unbrainwash an entire people.” – El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
      This will be my family's second year celebrating.
      I'm coming over!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
      This will be my family's second year celebrating.
      I'm coming over too
      "We may be investigated, incarcerated or murdered for the things we dare to write...
      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
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      this will be my 22nd year celebrating
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      I don't celebrate kwanzaa. Partly because I see it as a Christmas alternative, which to me means Christmas by another name. Just a thought, maybe I'll celebrate it at a different time of the year to get rid of the Christmas link.

      On a side note, I met an African/Meritan sister from Tanzania (where Kiswahili is the language) and I asked her if she'd heard of Kwanzaa. She said she had and basically thought it was a joke;she outright laughed at it. She also said it misuses a lot of Kiswahili word's. I was disappointed in her. I thought she'd be touched by Africans/Meritans in Amerikkka trying to reconnect with the continent, but instead she took it as an opportunity to insult our efforts. I didn't take what she said to heart though. She was married to a Neanderthal looking Caucasian from Britain, so it was obviously she hated everything African/Meritans, including herself.

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      im not answering, cause i wont celebrate it but i make sure my closest ones know what day it is and what it means. I did last year for the first time, and specially with my man who is Afrikan born in the americas (but not usa) so i thought he would like to learn about it, and we exchanged some more or less handmade gifts too.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Raha View Post
      I'm coming over!
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      I'm coming over too
      LOL, let's make it a family affair!
      "Oh Africa! When shall be the term of thy long degradation? Behold here, even now, I pledge thee, O my Mother, that I shall devote my years to thee, shall work for thy redemption, shall love thee and be proud of thee and glory in thy power now lying dormant and shall strive to bring it to the light. Take my youth, my labors, my love, my all and do thou when I shall have died for thee, take me to thy bosom, an untamed, untamable African." -Hubert Harrison

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      How the hell is an African-American holiday an alternative to Christmas?! Kwanzaa has more of a meaning to our people than a pagan holiday!
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      I don't celebrate kwanzaa. Partly because I see it as a Christmas alternative, which to me means Christmas by another name. Just a thought, maybe I'll celebrate it at a different time of the year to get rid of the Christmas link.

      On a side note, I met an African/Meritan sister from Tanzania (where Kiswahili is the language) and I asked her if she'd heard of Kwanzaa. She said she had and basically thought it was a joke;she outright laughed at it. She also said it misuses a lot of Kiswahili word's. I was disappointed in her. I thought she'd be touched by Africans/Meritans in Amerikkka trying to reconnect with the continent, but instead she took it as an opportunity to insult our efforts. I didn't take what she said to heart though. She was married to a Neanderthal looking Caucasian from Britain, so it was obviously she hated everything African/Meritans, including herself.
      All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishment of an African Empire—so strong and powerful, as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our life-time can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation.-Marcus Garvey

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