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Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm December 26, 2014 BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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More LGBT African Americans turning to Kwanzaa for holidays

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:10 pm December 27, 2013 While the holidays are a time for family and friends to get together, the season can also be difficult and exclusionary for members of the black LGBT community. Due to the alienation, more LGBT African Americans are turning to the holiday of Kwanzaa. 

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For the first time ever, Republican National Committee commemorates Kwanzaa

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm December 27, 2013 Yesterday marked the first day of Kwanzaa, an annual 7-day celebration honoring African and American American heritage and culture, and the Republican National Committee wants you to know that they support the holiday. In the committee’s first-ever commemoration of the holiday, RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote that he wants ”to extend […]

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GOP State Senator Attacks Kwanzaa: ‘Almost No Black People Care About It’

Republican WI state senator Glenn Grothman is under fire after attacking the Kwanzaa holiday, asserting that “no black people care” about it. Of course, it’s actually observed by 2 million Americans. Should he apologize? Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?

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Self Determination: What I learned on the Subway at 2am


By rich @RichInVisions 8:20 pm January 6, 2012 With the recent celebration of Kwanzaa, I am reinvigorated with hope as I learn to internalize the principles each day offered. I couldn’t help but place special emphasis on the principle Kujichagulia (Self Determination) which means, “To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for […]

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Celebrating Kwanzaa

By Summer M. 9:13 am December 26, 2011 Although there was no Google doodle to remind me, today marks the beginning of Kwanzaa, a seven-day celebration meant to honor African American culture. Each day, a different Kwanzaa principle is highlighted to help reconnect folks of African descent. Of course, this is all speculation since I […]

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What’s Up With Kwanzaa? Part 2

By Keantre Malone 7:57 pm December 30, 2010 Greetings Black people, if you have been celebrating Kwanzaa for the first time I hope that it has been a good experience. If not and you are still considering, there are three days left. I left you earlier in the week with some ways to observe the […]

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What’s Up With Kwanzaa?

By Keantre Malone 4:28 pm December 26, 2010 Hope everyone’s Christmas was complete with family and happiness. If you thought that such a spirit lives for a few moments in December, you are indeed wrong and perhaps exhausted. There follows more family time and appreciation for any Black souls that share, also, a need for […]

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Fa la la la #Fail

By Summer M. 9:06 am November 29, 2010 I’ve been nursing a lemon pound cake jones by going to Starbucks a bit more often than I’d like.  I know it is not a business that I should patronize with my graduate student funds, but a craving is a craving.  Anyway, I’m standing at the counter […]

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