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  • It’s Kwanzaa; Please Bake Responsibly

    12/27/2016 6:12:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-27-2016 | MOTUS
    I feel bad about missing the first day of Kwanzaa, which was yesterday; especially since it was the 50th anniversary of the made-up African-American holiday slated to take the place of Christmas by it’s 75th anniversary. The Obamas issued their standard Kwanzaa greeting from Hawaii, saying the 7 day holiday is a time to “reflect on the rich African-American culture.” The president emphasized the principles enshrined in the Kwanzaa holiday: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. He said those principles reflect Americans' most cherished values. - AP Moonbattery, has pointed out in the past...
  • 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Kicks off Monday in L.A.

    12/27/2016 5:25:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 26, 2016 | Joel B . Pollak
    The holiday of Kwanzaa begins on Monday with a celebration in Los Angeles that will also mark the 50th anniversary of the holiday’s first observance, in 1966.
  • Kwanzaa Was Started 50 Years Ago. Here’s Why

    12/26/2016 10:19:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    time.com ^ | Dec. 25, 2016 | Olivia B. Waxman
    When Kwanzaa begins on Monday, the seven-day holiday—which incorporates traditions from Continental African and African-American cultures—will have more to celebrate than usual: this Kwanzaa marks 50 years since the festival was first celebrated. The fact that Kwanzaa was conceived in 1966 is no coincidence. The festival of lights, which is rich with symbolism, was conceived during one of darkest periods in Los Angeles’ history, during a key moment in the civil rights movement. A key event that sparked the idea began in August of 1965, after the Watts riots, a series of clashes between police and African-Americans in the L.A....
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT ruin during Black History Month

    02/01/2016 8:24:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 162 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 2-1-2016 | Nikki Lynette
    <p>1. The 2016 Presidential Election. So... we're just gonna act like that thing on his head is hair? Aside from the fact that he's shown himself to be a sexist bigot, if Donald Trump isn't even perceptive enough to notice a seagull nesting on his head then how the hell can he run a country? Only the most racist and player-hatery of my White homies could possibly be pro-Trump. And if that's what you're about, then that's your business. But don't ruin the Presidential Elections for the rest of us this month. Keep it to yourself until March. Let us enjoy our last Black History Month with a Black president in peace.</p>
  • The history of Kwanzaa

    01/02/2016 4:20:55 PM PST · by This_far · 27 replies
    google ^ | who knows | da seach thingy
    Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community.
  • Kentucky's Mall St. Matthews Shuts Down After Brawls Involving Up to 2,000

    12/27/2015 10:10:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 130 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Dec. 27, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Chain-reaction brawls involving up to 2,000 people erupted in one of Kentucky's largest malls Saturday night, forcing the entire mall and businesses in the surrounding area to shut down, police said. The hours-long chaos at Mall St. Matthews began about 7 p.m. ET when the six St. Matthews police officers assigned to the mall for the holiday season began responding to "disturbances," said Officer Dennis McDonald, a police spokesman."As they were responding to those disturbances, others were breaking out. ... Disturbances started to feed on themselves." McDonald said. "They were just overwhelmed with a number of calls for service and...
  • Obamas say Happy Kwanzaa; most candidates say nothing

    12/26/2015 8:14:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 26, 2015 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Obama extended his "warmest wishes" to families across the U.S. celebrating Kwanzaa, a holiday which honors African-American culture. "Today begins a week-long celebration of African-American heritage and culture through family and community festivities," a statement released the White House on Saturday said. "Kwanzaa's seven principles -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith -- are also shared values that bind us as Americans," he continued. "And in the spirit of the season, we reflect on the blessings of the past year and commit to building a brighter future for all our children. "As families,...
  • Kwanzaa: As fictional as Festivus -- so why does Obama call it...

    12/25/2015 3:53:02 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 126 replies
    therebel.media ^ | December 25, 2015 | DAVID MENZIES
    complete title...Kwanzaa: As fictional as Festivus -- so why does Obama call it a “vibrant celebration of African culture”? ".... Kwanzaa is a complete fabrication. A make-believe holiday invented by an ex-convict, Ron N. Everett, who is known today as Dr. Maulana Karenga. In addition to having a nasty penchant for torture, Karenga was described by a prison psychiatrist as “both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations.” Not exactly Santa Claus, eh? Listen in while I tell the tale of how Karenga’s “truthiness” got validation in our politically correct times leaving us with a totally make-believe holiday. As we continue the...
  • Happy Kwanzaa! The Holiday Brought To You By The FBI

    12/23/2015 6:31:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    daily Caller ^ | 12-23-15 | ANN COULTER
    I will not be shooting any Black Panthers this week because I am Kwanza-reform, and we are not that observant. Kwanzaa, celebrated exclusively by white liberals, is a fake holiday invented in 1966 by black radical/FBI stooge Ron Everett — aka Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of United Slaves, the violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. In the annals of the American ’60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police.
  • The Audacity of Kwanzaa

    12/30/2014 7:17:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-30-2014 | MOTUS
    No word yet on how the Wons will be celebrating Kwanzaa this year. Unfortunately they were unable to make it to the big Kwanzaa parade in Los Angeles. BO was too busy playing golf with the boys – oblivious of the wedding plans that were squashed in order to accommodate his tee time - and MO was too busy having her nails done or something.However I did snag this gif of Lady M practicing her Kwanzaa Karols:Anyway, it doesn’t sound like the Wons missed anything, fake news reports to the contrary: In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa...
  • Kwanzaa's roots stretch from York [PA] to Africa

    12/28/2014 6:14:26 PM PST · by lightman · 76 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 December AD 2014 | Rebecca Hanlon
    Kwanzaa's roots stretch from York to Africa Kwanzaa's roots from York to Africa By Rebecca Hanlon For the Daily Record/Sunday News Updated: 12/28/2014 04:02:22 PM EST Maulana Ron Karenga, a 1958 William Penn Senior High School graduate, created Kwanzaa in 1966 as a way for those of African descent to explore their culture and bring good into the world. As an Afrocentric scholar, Karenga has said he hoped Kwanzaa would give people a deeper African-American consciousness and a sense of community within ancient African culture. The holiday kicked off Friday and will run through Jan. 1, with different celebrations and...
  • In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade Yesterday

    12/28/2014 7:04:22 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    What follows is an object lesson in why year-end best, worst and other lists shouldn't be published until the year actually ends. A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. In reporting on the event, CBS Los Angeles published a work of fiction which absolutely belongs on any 2014 list of most embarrassing moments in journalism (HT Twitchy; bolds are mine):
  • Obama’s Kwanzaa greeting: ‘Much to be thankful for’

    12/27/2014 1:15:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2014 | Maria Stainer
    President Obama said there is “much to be thankful for” during Kwanzaa, which runs from Friday to Jan. 1, 2015. “Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today begins a celebration highlighting the rich African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith,” Mr. Obama said Friday. The Kinara is the candleholder that is used in Kwanzaa, a holiday created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, who was born Ron Everett. He is now professor and chairman of the...
  • Kwanzaa -- A Made-up Holiday

    12/27/2014 10:36:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/272014 | Warren Beatty
    Did you know that "Kwanzaa," that made-up holiday celebrated from December 26 through January 1, was invented by Ron N. Everett, known today as Dr. Maulana (Swahili for "master teacher") Karenga? About Kwanzaa, Karenga said: People think it’s African. But it’s not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know black people in this country wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of bloods [blacks] would be partying!...
  • Greetings On Boxing Day; And the First Day of Kwanzaa

    12/27/2014 5:23:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 12-26-2014 | MOTUS
    So; another Christmas goes in the record book. That means today is Boxing Day – the day originally designated to give your servants a small token of your appreciation. Now days it’s just another excuse to go shopping to pick up stuff on sale that you don’t need, don’t really want and will eventually end up in the Goodwill or Salvation Army box. So shop with abandon! It’s also the first day of Kwanzaa, celebrated with abandon around here, along with all the other Winter Holidays.  Yesterday the Wons made their annual visit to the troops and issued their annual...
  • President and Mrs. Obama wish a Happy Kwanzaa

    12/26/2014 4:24:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 136 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 12/26/14 | Greta Van Susteren
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 26, 2014 Statement from the President and the First Lady on Kwanzaa Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today begins a celebration highlighting the rich African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa—unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. During this season, families come together to reflect on blessings of the past year and look forward to the promises in the year ahead. As we remain committed to building a country that...
  • Happy Kwanzaa! Brought to you by the FBI

    12/25/2014 5:20:22 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/24/2014 | Ann Coulter
    I will not be shooting any Black Panthers this week because I am Kwanzaa-reform, and we are not that observant. Kwanzaa, celebrated exclusively by white liberals, is a fake holiday invented in 1966 by black radical/FBI stooge, Ron Karenga – aka Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of United Slaves, the violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. In the annals of the American ’60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, pawn of the czarist police.
  • Black Washington Post Columnist Dismisses ‘Made-Up Black Holiday’ Kwanzaa

    11/14/2014 3:13:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    mediate ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Jonathan Capehart, liberal Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, happens to be black and he thinks Kwanzaa is sort of a crock. Kwanzaa is the African-centric celebratory season taking place between Christmas and the New Year, originally created by a guy who lived in Maryland. The “holiday” receives a lot of marketing attention for politically correct reasons but very few black Americans actually observe it. Capehart writes:
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • The Black Pledge of Allegance used instead of our Pledge.('Black Pledge' posted on school Web site)

    01/28/2002 9:29:07 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies · 2,478+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-22-02 | Ellen Sorokin
    The Washington Times www.washtimes.com &#39;Black Pledge&#39; posted on school Web site Ellen Sorokin THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published 1/28/2002      A public school district in Oklahoma City has been accused of espousing black separatist doctrine because a copy of the &#34;Black Pledge of Allegiance&#34; is posted on its Web site.      The pledge — which refers to the colors of the flag that represents the Black Liberation Movement — appeared on the site last spring after students attending Millwood public schools found the pledge while studying black and cultural pride. "We pledge allegiance of the red, black and greenOur flag, the symbol ...