Everything you need to know about Kwanzaa

By |2020-10-25T14:01:18+00:00July 10th, 2020|

Courtesy of Charles Hackley/Flickr What is Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa (meaning “first in Swahili) was created in 1966 by professor Mualana Karenga, born in Maryland, US, who was a prominent member of the Black Panthers movement during the 1960's and 1970's, fighting for the self-determination and civil rights of African American's. It was created as a holiday – celebrated annually from December 26th to January 1st – as a cultural holiday, to reclaim African culture, heritage and art lost during what is known as the African Holocaust, known as “Maafa” to the African diaspora. “Maafa” is a Kiswahili word meaning tragedy or disaster, [...]