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Kwanzaa Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Kwanzaa

December 16, 2013
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Kwanzaa was created in what year? What was the primary reason for creating Kwanzaa Why is Kwanzaa a seven day holiday? Name the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa. Name the 7 symbols of the Kwanzaa. What are the colors of the Kwanzaa candles? What do colors of the candles symbolize? What are the five primary...
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MLK50 I Have A Dream: Hope and Change

August 28, 2013

King’s dream speech was successful in creating and atmosphere and spirit which was shared by all (participants at the march, black and whites, and indeed a critical mass of the nation) of hope, expectation of social change, a sense of collective work and responsibility, and a positive sense of alliance.
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Kwanzaa: The Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility Principle

December 6, 2012
Kwanzaa: The Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility Principle

Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to work together with others to solve problems and engage in collective projects that will advance the well-being of the family, neighborhood, and the common good.” Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles and reinforced the bonds of family and community.  The Seven...
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7 Principles of Kwanzaa: A Parenting Model

October 15, 2012

Part One Parents of all races and nationalities are crying out for help. Parenting classes have grown exponentially. Parents in too many instances have lost control of their children and are at the mercy of the child welfare or juvenile justice system.  The profile of American children suggests that something is terribly wrong. More...
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How Kwanzaa can improve school performance

September 28, 2012
How Kwanzaa can improve school performance

Parents have a primary and fundamental role to play in the education of their children. It has been chronicled that poor student school performance in public schools is at a crisis level. Standardized testing, charter schools, extended school hours, smaller classroom size, and increased school resources have all been advanced as a panacea for...
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September 11, 2012

How to Celebrate the African American Holiday Kwanzaa Kwanzaa is an African American cultural holiday, celebrated December 26th through January 1st, with each day corresponding to one of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economic, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. Widely celebrated by millions of Americans, Kwanzaa is now...
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The Sixth Kwanzaa Symbol: Zawadi/Gifts

November 26, 2011
The Sixth Kwanzaa Symbol: Zawadi/Gifts

Kwanzaa symbols make up the “Kwanzaa Set” and are an essential part of the Kwanzaa celebration. Kwanzaa symbols are representations of the best of who we are and echo our highest ideals. Kwanzaa symbols reinforce the values, concepts and themes of the Kwanzaa holiday. The symbols also are instructive, furnishing lessons and narratives which...
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Nia: Why African Americans Need a Black Agenda in the Age of Obama

April 17, 2011
Nia: Why African Americans Need a Black Agenda in the Age of Obama

Hoping that Obama would be another Martin Luther King or more improbable, a messiah, African American leadership and indeed black people have deferred what should be a “Black Agenda” to the Obama and the Democratic Party agenda. Yet, it has become preeminently clear that the priorities and agenda of Obama and the Democratic Party...
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W.E.B. Dubois v NAACP: The Fate of Black America

April 7, 2011
W.E.B. Dubois v NAACP: The Fate of Black America

The Great Depression of the 1930s, ravaged black people, effectively bring a halt to the Harlem Renaissance and impoverishing Hughes numbers of blacks. While the Depression devastated all of America, it is impact on Black America was like a plague as the threat of starvation and hopelessness stalked black neighborhoods. Observing this catastrophe, W.E.B....
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