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What the World Needs Now…is More Kwanzaa!

This month for you guys I’ve put together a special holiday #BlackEye focused on the African-American celebration known as Kwanzaa.

I’ve been celebrating Kwanzaa since I was 6 years old, back when the holiday was barely established. But now it has gone global with millions of Kwanzaa revelers all over the globe.

The reasons for this I believe is the universality of the principles of Kwanzaa, known as the Nguzo Saba. So, check out my piece and share your thoughts on Kwanzaa.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

‘What are you doing for Christmas?” asks one of a couple dozen different Japanese friends and co-workers every year, this time of year, most of whom I’ve answered quite thoroughly in years past. The question is like a foreigner reflex.

“Nothing special,” I say. “Grab a bucket of KFC and some strawberry shortcake, maybe go peep some illuminations.”


“Nihonjin ni nari-tsutsu-aru, ne” (“You’re becoming Japanese”) or some variation of that is the usual response. “No Christmas parties?”

“No,” I say patiently. “I don’t celebrate Christmas. But I’m throwing another Kwanzaa party.”

“Oh, that’s right! You celebrate Kwanzaa!” they’ll say, suddenly recalling my annual soliloquy. “You told me about that before. It’s like Black Christmas, right?”

“Chotto chigau …” (“Not exactly …”)

Wanna read the rest of this piece? Click Below:


I wish you all a happy holiday season and healthy and prosperous new year!



PS: You might recall I threw a Kwanzaa party a couple of years back. Well, I am indeed throwing a Kwanzaa party once again this year! The last one was great. Hoping this one is even better!

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