Friday, 22 November 2013 20:13
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 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 "the best of African...
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Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
Friday, November 1st, 2013 Starting at 5:30pm CEA Cultural Center; 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 Ancestors Day is an annual event held in October to acknowledge and commemorate the contributions and achievements of individuals who have dedicated and made sacrifices towards improving conditions within the African American community, past and present. The youth of Community Empowerment Association participate in the event by discussing, singing, and...
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