What? That’s right. The day after Christmas we will still be reminding people about what the season is really about since Kwanzaa is a fairly recent made up holiday, created by a Professor of Africana studies at Cal State Long Beach. This is from the founder, Maulana Karenga:
During the early years of Kwanzaa, Karenga said that it was meant to be an alternative to Christmas, that Jesus was psychotic, and that Christianity was a white religion that Black people should shun. However, as Kwanzaa gained mainstream adherents, Karenga altered his position so that practicing Christians would not be alienated, then stating in the 1997 Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture, “Kwanzaa was not created to give people an alternative to their own religion or religious holiday.”
Tom Nance-Ulrich will be leading a team to this festival. Meet in front of Calvary Chapel South Bay’s Bookstore at 1PM, Saturday. Returning by 5PM.
SAVE THE DATE: THE 4th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE IS ON JANUARY 1st!!! WE’LL BE GOING BY METRO RAIL AT 5AM!