Items filtered by date: December 2013
Sunday, 29 December 2013 00:00
The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase 'matunda ya kwanzaa', meaning "first fruits of the harvest." The choice of Swahili, an East African language, reflects its status as a symbol of Pan-Africanism, especially in the 1960s. Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder, Maulana Karenga, called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba; the seven principles of blackness), which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy," consisting of what Karenga called...
Published in Old Events
Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:23
Posted November 28, 2013 by Christian Morrow of New Pittsburgh Courier It wasn’t long ago, Black community leaders–specifically Tim Stevens and Louis “Hop” Kendrick–would frequently call the New Pittsburgh Courier to alert the paper that they had driven by a construction project in one of the city’s African-American neighborhoods and seen no Black faces on the job. If either of them were to drive by the Homewood Station Senior Apartments project today, they’d be pleased to see anywhere...
Published in Community Organizing