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Kwanzaa celebration begins in Wilmington

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Another holiday is just getting started. Saturday marked the first night of the celebration of Kwanzaa. The holiday is a week-long celebration of African culture, heritage and ancestry. Each year millions of African Americans gather and reflect on the year past and refocus themselves on the seven African principles of unity, self-determination, responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Each night, a different principle is honored with the lighting of a candle on the Kinara. Islah Speller, Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation said a different message will be given each night. No counselors, no mental health, no medication, it’s strictly what you've learned over the years and what we have to share together collectively. Here in Wilmington, the Burnett Eaton Museum Foundation will host a public Kwanzaa celebration each night through Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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Background

If anyone does just a little background search on the origins of Kwanzaa, its rather frightening. The founder of the holiday, Ron "Maulana" Karenga was a Maoist radical who was accused and convicted of torturing two women with hot irons and chemicals. You can't make this stuff up people!

Kwa-who?

This is a joke on the American people. What a nuisence they are becoming.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, & HOW?

Who, what, where, and how? These are questions that we need to ask of this so called holiday. To find out about the 'founder' of this so called holiday go to these links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maulana_Karenga http://www.nathanielturner.com/karenga2.htm Read for yourself and then tell me is this something we all as Americans should be celebrating. Do a little more research WWAY before you try shoving something like this down our collective throats. What ever happened to "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" and "One Nation, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All" Nowhere does it mention Race, Color, or Creed. We just got through celebrating Christmas. Remember, Joy to the World and Peace on Earth and Good-will to Men. The founder of Kwanzaa believes in "The sevenfold path of blackness is think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black." If you want to get rid of Bigotry, get rid of using Color to describe people, creeds and religions.

My favorite time of year

My favorite time of year Happy Kwanzaa everyone :)

Was wondering

I had wondered where you had gone.

Wagg

Long time no see. Lets party!!

kwanzaa

Hey, I am offended by this celebration. Why is it allowed? Christmas celebrates American culture, heritage and ancestry. It offends other ethnic groups/cultures. Well, get over it! If all other ethnic groups can celebrate their "holidays" in America, then we should be allowed to have Christmas trees and Christmas celebrations in our own country. If I visit their country, I bet they don't give a rats ... if I am offended. It is their country and I can either get over being offended or go home. Am I non-tolerant? Not at all. Just let us celebrate Christmas without having to be politically correct. Politically correct, that funny. Those two words should never be used in the same sentence! Okay, I feel better now.

Kwaanzer

Joke.

Kwanzaa

What a joke. This isn't Africa.