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Kwanzaa and fragmented perceptions of African Culture


“The Black Candle” The Story of Kwanzaa, narrated by Maya Angelou.

Within the span of a few short decades, Kwanzaa has grown from little-known observance among a handful of black nationalists in Los Angeles during the 60s into being recognized as a mainstream international holiday. 1,827 more words

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Supermensch: Lessons on love, integrity, spirituality and the dark side of fame

Mensch: noun, origin Yiddish – a person, esp. a man, regarded as being honorable, decent, and responsible and having strength of character.

was very gentle, always kind to everyone, compassionate, put other people before him.

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def): Living in peace in Cape Town

               “The determination of people that I see in this city and country… writers, graphic designers, painters, so many fantastic people. Yet I see the same people, many of them doubtful or fearful or feeling that what they have to offer is beautiful only to them but that it is not valuable to the world.”

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