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The annual Kwanzaa Celebration was kicked off again this year at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center Street. Clayborn Benson leads the children in the first day of the Kwanzaa principles entitled, Umoja (Unity). Kwanzaa events were also held at The African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. The celebration concluded on Jan 1. 2014. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
By Cassandra Lans
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Black Caucus on Wednesday called on Governor Scott Walker to denounce the outrageous comments about the Kwanzaa holiday celebration made by his key ally and top Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman.
Grothman, who made headlines when he attacked the legitimacy of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the past, sent out a bizarre press release Dec. 28th making outrageous claims about Kwanzaa’s meaning, its history — as well as demeaning and patronizing statements about African Americans.
In the press release Grothman called Kwanzaa fake, fraudulent …
Wisconsinites this week were once again subjected to the misinformed statements of a state senator who used a press release to attack the African American tradition of the celebration of Kwanzaa. While his opinions and the motivations behind them are his own, I would like to correct some of the senator’s factual misconceptions.
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that honors ancient and living cultural tradition, reflecting the best of African thought and practice in its reaffirmation of the dignity of the human person in community and culture, the well-being of family …
The annual Kwanzaa Celebration kicked off on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center Street. The first night was Umoja (Unity)! Kwanzaa events rotated throughout locations across the city, and will end on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at The African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St. from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm. Above area dancers performed during the event. More holiday photos on page 6. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
Volunteers prepare to serve food to thousands of people who attended the 23rd Annual Christmas Family Feast. Last year the event served over 10,000 people were served. The event was held at the Delta Center. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
Washington Du Bois Christian Leadership Academy located at 5226 W. Hampton Avenue held their annual Christmas Party at the Salvation Army Citadel December 21, 2012 at 4129 W. Villard Avenue. (Photo by Cy White)
Sharing a moment together at the first day of Kwanzaa at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society are mother …
Kenneth D. Brown II took the first day of Kwanzaa to bend down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend, Fayomi Iyafemi Agbongbon.
The two soulmates were raised together in the community. So, Kenneth felt that proposing at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society’s Kwanzaa Celebration was the perfect setting. His mother Claudia M. Brewer looks on with approval as the proposal is accepted. The wedding is planned for 12-12-12 at The Domes. (Photos By Cy White)
The Wisconsin Black Historical Society held its annual community Kwanzaa Celebration on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. This day marks the first day of the seven day celebration. (Top photo) 4 year-old Jaleel Douglas plays his heart out on the drums during the celebration. (Bottom photo) Community activist and retired firefighter Oshi Adelabu is joined by his 4 year-old grandson, Zyon as he presented the ‘Libation’ Ceremony. This ceremony is a cultural tradition that invites ancestors to join in on the celebration, this one being Kwanzaa.
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The Wisconsin African American Women’s Center invites the entire community to celebrate the last day of Kwanzaa on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at the WAAC from 12 noon to 5:00 pm, located at 3020 W. Vliet Street. The event will consists of a candle lighting ceremony, poetry, singing, dancing, drumming, food, vendors and more.
It will be a family affair, and for the memory table people are asked at their own option to bring a brief paragraph about a person you have chosen to emulate and speak of during the year. …
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Kwanzaa will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6 pm at All Saints Catholic Church, 4060 North 26th Street in Milwaukee. The program will focus on the third principle of Kwanzaa, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), in honor of Ms. Augusta Travitt who was for many the Black Catholic community’s patron saint before she passed away on April 20, 2009. Ms. Travitt represented Ujima through her extensive work in the community, giving to others and helping those in need. She was the sacristan for All Saints Catholic Church, …