Kwanzaa Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

King, Memphis and the Morality of Sacrifice: Dangerous Unselfishness and Righteous Struggle

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — In this month, we rightly turn toward Memphis and the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King and again towards the enduring message and meaning of his life. Indeed, we turn to Memphis because it is the site of the martyrdom of Dr. King, one of the tallest trees in our forest of freedom fighters and a constant reminder we must continue the struggle and keep…

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Ron Daniels, who held the first Kwanzaa celebration in Youngstown 50 years ago, speaks during a Kwanzaa celebration at New Bethel Baptist Church on Wednesday night.

Former Y’town activist surprises crowd at Kwanzaa opening night

By News & Current Affairs

By William K. Alcorn, The Vindicator — Ron Daniels, former Youngstown community activist and television personality, introduced as one of the founders of Youngstown Kwanzaa 50 years ago, paid a surprise visit to the first day of this year’s weeklong event that celebrates African heritage in African-American culture. “When we started Kwanzaa here in the former West Federal Street YMCA, we were among the first in the United States to celebrate…

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December 24th Pre-Kwanzaa Edition of Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

December 24th Pre-Kwanzaa Edition of Vantage Point Topics Information and Perspectives on Kwanzaa Guests Dr. Segun Shabaka Assemblyman Charles Barron Ways to listen Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels, AKA “The Professor” — Monday’s 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Live (Radio) — WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Monday’s 3PM-5PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point Radio at ibw21.org About the show The Vantage…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Righteous Reflection On Being African: A Kwanzaa Meditation

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga

During this Kwanzaa, as always and as our ancestors centuries before us, we gather together again to celebrate and share the good we’ve gained and garnered; to remember in reverence the sacred names, noble deeds and enormous sacrifices of our ancestors; and to recommit ourselves to our highest values and most exalting visions, and to an ongoing practice that proves their worth and brings into being the good they embody…

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