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Kwanzaa and the ethics of sharing: Forging our future in the new era
By Maulana Karenga, in The Michigan Citizen, 30 December 2000. At the heart of our celebration of Kwanzaa is the practice of pausing and turning inward as persons and a people, and thinking deeply about the wonder and obligation of being African in the world.
The Story of Kwanzaa
By J. Lawrence Scholer and the editorsThe Dartmouth Review, 15 January 2001. Karenga distinguished himself as a “cultural nationalist” as opposed to a traditional Marxist. Tension with Panthers. Initially, Kwanzaa proceeded from Karenga's hostility toward Western religion. Since then the holiday has gained mainstream adherents, and Karenga has altered its justification so as not to alienate practicing Christians