In 1966 Dr Maulana Karenga created an Afro-American holiday designed to honor African heritage and tradition called Kwanzaa. The week long celebration is observed between…

Some 44 years since its creation, the Kwanzaa celebration continues to stir a bevy of emotions. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa was created as a means for African-Americans to reflect on their past, pay homage to their ancestors and connect with their African roots and heritage. Known by some to be an […]

During the holidays, there are several observances commemorated by different cultural groups including the celebration of Kwanzaa. The celebration of Kwanzaa is an African American holiday started in 1966, by Malauna Karenga, a central figure during the Black Power movement of the mid 1960s and early 1970s. Kwanzaa was created during a time of social […]

Though he doesn’t consider himself the sole inventor, Dr. Maulana Karenga is probably best known as the man who created Kwanzaa, the recently instituted week-long, year-end harvest holiday tradition celebrated by millions of people around the world.  Get to know more about him: 1. Self-Determination Dr. Karenga was actually given the name “Ronald McKinley Everett” […]

Light is life. This is true for all people in all climates and all times. And it explains why for thousands of years people of all religions and no religion have come together in December to celebrate the sun light. What are your favorite winter spiritual rituals?  Please leave your comment below. Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, […]