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” […]