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Why Trump's Kwanzaa Message Is Being Ridiculed RN

Kwanzaa focuses on principles of unity, good in community

Christmas may be over, but the holiday season hasn't come to close just yet - Kwanzaa begins Tuesday night.

Trump's three-sentence statement, issued Tuesday, contained similar language to Obama's previous remarks but included little of Obama's emphasis on the broader values of African-American heritage.

Following the violent and deadly Watts riots in Los Angeles, Maulana wanted a way to bring African Americans together to celebrate their heritage, according to History.com.

In Grand Rapids, if you want to celebrate you can head over to West Michigan Jewels of Africa on Eastern Avenue.

Instead, as one of the newer holidays, the celebration was formed to instil racial pride and unity within the black community.

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First celebrated in December 1966, Kalenga summed up the meaning of the holiday at an event, saying "the celebration of Kwanzaa is about embracing ethical principles and values.so the goodness of the world can be shared and enjoyed by us and everyone".

Kwanzaa runs through January 1.

Celebrations for Kwanzaa often include song and dance, African drums, storytelling and reading poetry, and a large traditional meal.

Owen's notes that Kwanzaa's seven principles "are identical to the seven principles of the infamous Symbionese Liberation Army, the murderous, bank-robbing gang of revolutionary terrorists who kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in 1974".

At the end of the first day, the black candle in the centre is lit, followed by the others on subsequent nights. Kwanzaa is the celebration of a culture, not a religion. The seven principles are: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity), and Imani (faith).

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