This is part two in my seven day series on Kwanzaa and why I feel it is antithetical to American values. Read Part 1 here. Umoja (Unity) – On this first day of Kwanzaa the family gathers together to light the first of seven red, black and green candles in the Kinara. The colors are […]
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When I was a teenager my stepmother decided we should start celebrating Kwanzaa. My sister was just a toddler at the time, and step-mom was sincerely concerned for her cultural identity. Though we lived in the “chocolate city” of Washington D.C., we were growing up in a multi-cultural lifestyle. I was from Canada and my […]