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Kwanzaa is a holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor  and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He holds Ph.D.s in political science with focus on the theory and practice of nationalism (United States International University) and in social ethics with a focus on the classical African ethics of ancient Egypt (University of Southern California).  The seven-night ceremony is a deeply meaningful connection to the history and community of African-Americans, who pay tribute to unity, responsibility, purpose, creativity, faith, and more.

This year’s theme is US and the Well-Being of the World.  Best wishes to all who celebrate Kwanzaa!

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For more information, try Sesame Street – Elmo’s World – Happy Holidays and The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration, with Maya Angelou and Chuck D.

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