In 1966 Dr Maulana Karenga created an Afro-American holiday designed to honor African heritage and tradition called Kwanzaa. The week long celebration is observed between December 26th and January 1st and incorporates seven principles called the Nguzo saba. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, “meaning first fruits of the […]


2011 marks the 45th anniversary of Kwanzaa, but do Black people actually care to celebrate it? Dr. Maulana Karenga created this holiday for African Americans and Pan Africans all over the world to celebrate family, community and culture. On paper, Kwanzaa is a chance for Black people to connect and uplift each other post Christmas, […]