Nobody Celebrates Kwanzaa … Still

BLACK HOLIDAY CONTINUES TO BE DISSED BY BLACK PEOPLE Despite the warmth of the ongoing embrace it continues to receive from an overly accommodative, politically correct American society – Kwanzaa (a.k.a. the “FUBU” holiday) just can’t seem to take hold.  In fact the weeklong secular holiday – which runs from…


Despite the warmth of the ongoing embrace it continues to receive from an overly accommodative, politically correct American society – Kwanzaa (a.k.a. the “FUBU” holiday) just can’t seem to take hold.  In fact the weeklong secular holiday – which runs from December 26 through January 1 each year – appears to be drawing fewer adherents with each passing year.

In 2006, a poll from the National Retail Federation found that only 2.3 percent of African-Americans celebrated Kwanzaa.  That number has slipped in recent years.  In fact it’s estimated that only 500,000 out of America’s 40 million blacks currently celebrate the holiday.  That’s a measly 1.25 percent of America’s black population.

“You still have people who actually celebrate it,” Kwanzaa expert Keith Mayes told The Philadelphia Inquirer two years ago.  “You have third generations of Kwanzaa celebrants… but Kwanzaa no longer has its movement which brought it forth, which is the black power movement.  That movement has waned.”

Of course the hyping of Kwanzaa is still in full effect … and the “holiday” still gets shout outs from white people desperate not to offend black people (who, again, aren’t even celebrating the festival in the first place).

Created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga – a militant social revolutionary and black nationalist – Kwanzaa is centered around the “Nguzo Saba,” or the “seven principles of African heritage” – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.  Celebrants mark these virtues on a candelabrum called a Kinara while serving traditional African foods and wearing traditional African garb.

On the surface, we’ve got no problem with those principles – although “cooperative economics” is really a fancy way of saying “boycott Whitey.”  And “collective work” is an obvious nod to the Marxist roots of the holiday’s founder.

Aside from those points, though, Kwanzaa celebrates things that ought to be celebrated – albeit in a misplaced, manufactured and inherently racist way.  And that’s our problem with the “holiday.”  Kwanzaa was created as an extension of radical black nationalism – a way to segregate Americans at a time when they should be coming together in the spirit of peace and love.

Thankfully, it hasn’t taken … which is a credit to black people’s ability to resist the forces of division and embrace the true spirit of “unity,” “purpose” and “faith.”


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Lewis December 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

Lillian McBride is celebrating Kwanzaa, Christmas and every other gift giving holiday you can think of to the tune of $ 247.58 per day, every day of the year.

Lillian December 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Quit bringing up that election day mishap. I said I was sorry and it wouldn’t happen again until the next election day. Darryl said most of you white people have forgotten it now, so that’s it.

Carpe Jugulum December 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Celebrate what? Everybody at SCSU is home for the real holidays…..However, is LMC aware of the potential seasonal harvest of contributions this represents? It’s a black holiday and you can’t just “say no.” A well placed lobbyist could guarantee a month or so of free lunches off this. Where’s the Gigolo?

BigT December 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

You have a beutiful family, FITS….

Hope yall have a wonderful Kwanza…

aristofannies December 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

You are a cretin.

Old Bike Dude December 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

T and its family sucks.

Thebeachisback December 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

Racist, Pig!

BradWarthenSucks December 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

Don’t tell that to the 60 year old people at USC who dress like they just got off the boat from Africa even though they grew up in North Charleston or Detroit.

Geechey December 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

Damn it FITS, get back to work.

mph December 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

“Of course the hyping of Kwanzaa is still in full effect…”

I’ve never heard of it used as anything but a punchline, as it should be.

LEWINSKYNEWS.CUM December 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

Shitfits is a goddamn honky redneck ,peckerwood , no account,white-ass ,motherfucking(she hates it) piece of ,rotting in the sun ,formerly pink placenta…

jimlewis,owb December 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

Personally I would like to thank wille for this insightful posting.

Normally nothing but a healthy serving of green peas moves me, but in this case I have been moved.

Recently I had a special greeting card commissioned which I sent out to a few friends for Christmas. After reading this post I have decided to send it out as a Happy New Year greeting with some modifications, to individuals with whom I have never been invited to share a pitcher of Ying Ling.

Wonder why

Just in case the Postal Service fails to deliver the fucking cards in time I would like to offer a Happy New Year to:

Governor Nikki Haley, Bless your Heart
Richard Harpootlian, Ready the harpoon, she is about to blow
Senator Vincent Sheheen, Everyone Loves a Loser
Senator Ronnie Cromer, I’ll see you and raise you a $1,000
Chad Connelly, Send me a Case of Rug Shampoo
Senator Tom Davis, Run Forrest, Run
Amanda Loveday, At one time I could love a day
Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Sound of her Voice closes doors

LEWINSKYNEWS.CUM December 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

Damn.You got the list down,twice.You must be serious,fucked one.

CUvinny December 27, 2012 at 11:43 am

“celebrates things that ought to be celebrated – albeit in a misplaced, manufactured and inherently racist way”

Thought you were talking about Christmas here

LEWINSKYNEWS.CUM December 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Fits still celebrates Kwanzaa,but does his wife(she don’t swallow) know?

BigT December 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Work and Responsibility
Cooperative Economic

Wow: An old White Racist male must have invented Kwanzaa….

Seems the tenets of Kwanzaa are the same things Conservatives are BEGGING the “Community” to do….Instead of expecting er’body else to take care of your lazy @$$…

Why is it the Kwanzaa pimp can advocate self-relianace..but just as soon as another America asks you to take care of your children and be accountable…you SCREAM RACIST?”

Strange indeed…

DeAndre Cole December 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I took my life in to my own hands and visited Columbia Place Mall on Christmas Eve. I wished no fewer than 5 African American sales associates Merry Christmas. I couldn’t get a single one to say it back to me. What up with that?

Isotope Soap December 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Working Christmas Eve wouldn’t make me too chatty…

Isotope Soap December 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

…nor very merry!

BradWarthenSucks December 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

They’re just upset that they haven’t gotten their disability claim approved yet.

King-Tut December 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

They were upset because you were in their hood. Who in their right mind goes to Columbia Mall anyway? Did you go watch Lott and his deputies play crossfit?

LIVE ACTION !!! December 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

It’s a way of covertly expessing their disdain for you(as anything else other than black ). Again , it all goes back to the belief that they are “owed better”.

News flash people,i nor anyone else owes you anything but a opportunity to better yourselves.The way i see it existing laws afford minorities that .

Wishing you ALL a properous 2013 !!!!!!!

NOBODY December 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

“…principles of African heritage?”

Never mind that “African” is as meaningless an identity as European, Asian, or North American. How many different nations, languages, and cultures are contained in the continent of Africa? Do Egyptians, Libyans, South Africans, etc., celebrate in unity? Nope. Hence, I think Kwanzaa is total bullshit. Just call it a black power celebration and be done with it.

same ol' same ol' December 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm


Raspy December 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

“… while serving traditional African foods…”

What might those foods consist of?

Elephant burgers? Grilled giraffe? Cauterized caucasian?

Recovering Lobbyist December 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Point 1: They still teach our children about Kwanzaa in our government schools.

Point 2: What I know of Kwanzaa (learned from my children, who learned about it in our government schools), this holiday could have come from the script of an episode of Star Trek.

same ol' same ol' December 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Just another commercial ploy to sell clothes and shit they couldn’t sell in Africa. Dumbass Americans will buy into anything. If you followed the money, wonder where it would lead? Those in the photo look like they have been well mixed in the good old Amreican melting pot.

same ol' same ol' December 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

American, I meant. Dyslexic day it is. I lie awake at night wondering if there really is a dog.

King-Tut December 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

There was one until Obama ate it….

dog December 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Yes – I AM HERE.

same ol' same ol' December 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm


Crooner December 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Interesting statistics on celebrants. Though every daily in the country will run a photo indistinguishible from the one above.

Old Bike Dude December 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Daisheiki, that’s right, wearin my badass daisheiki. Mofos be hatin.

SCBlues December 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I know folks who celebrate Kwanzaa.

So was this story posted so that ignorant and bigoted white folks could make fun of black people?

Super Brandon December 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

But if you think this is bad, wait til Jan. 20th.

Old Bike Dude December 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Isit racist? Hell yes, that’s why it’s funny.

Raspy December 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Bigoted white folks make fun of black people because black people make it so damn easy.

same ol' same ol' December 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Just like Harley riders who say “I’m independent and don’t give a shit what society thinks about me. I’ll dress like a dumbasss in all my leather and denim, wear stupid do rags, ride loud bikes, make my hoes (sp?) wear halter tops and show off their tits to everyone” Not realizing that they are, in fact, conforming.

Conform away mother fuckers. I love it.

BradWarthenSucks December 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm

same – Pull up your pants and go down and pay the rent on your rims before they repo them and you can’t drive your Caprice down to Church’s Chicken for the dark meat dinner.

Like black people aren’t predictable…

Brigid December 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

Then I hope you ask them why they ‘celebrate’ a fake holiday dreamed up by a racist communist felon who tortured women in his spare time? I’d like to know their answer.

little enos burdette December 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

This isn’t hard to figure out. The naacp needed something else to get their people feeling more racist and different than white folks. They don’t just get a “day” to reflect upon their heritage, they have to have an “ENTIRE DAMN MONTH!” And that still isn’t enough. They can’t just be called something like “Italian – American”, hell no, they have to “HAVE AN ENTIRE DAMN CONTINENT!” —–and that still doesn’t satisfy them because what they want is “RESPECT”, but all they are getting is laughter and scorn. Sometimes the truth does hurt.

FranklySpeakin December 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm

First time this Republican,white Conservative;Husband of one wife
For forty five wonderful years. Having reared two children an now enjoy
Five grand kids that I’ve visited this site,read such Biggoted crap
From all sides.
“The best word ever said,is one that never spoken”
That’s FranklySpeakin!

same ol' same ol' December 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

pull yo head out yo ass, this shit be real.

Old Bike Dude December 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

Openly admitting to “rearing” your kids takes balls. You know there’s a gov run website for folks like you.

Uncle Remus December 28, 2012 at 7:44 am

This is nothing more than a made up holiday that domes nothing for the people who might consider celebrating it. Most blacks and negroes do not believe in any of the tenets of the holiday. Now if living off the government, stealing, rabble rousing, and eating chicken were keys, they would celebrate.

little enos burdette December 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

Leave eating chicken out of this discussion. Chicken is good, especially when fried.

same ol' same ol' December 28, 2012 at 10:39 am

no joke. fried chicken is good.

mph December 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

Reading this blog makes me wonder if the Enlightenment will ever reach SC.

same ol' same ol' December 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

Doubtful in our lifetimes. Social constructs change very slowly and the black/white culture differences in our state are as bad as any. The next big thing will be the white/hispanic gap. These differences are perpetuated by MSM stereotyping. Somewhere, someone is making money or getting some gain from keeping the masses at each others’ throats. Who is it that’s making money off thuggery, hip hop and “fuck the man” type culture? Whoever it is, they certainly don’t want it to stop. There’s money to be made from the differences in most anything.

Brigid December 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

Why don’t you talk about the REAL Ron Karenga, torturer of women, paranoid psychotic, and convicted felon. THIS is the real founder of Kwanza:

In 1971, Karenga was sentenced to one to ten years in prison on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment. One of the victims gave testimony of how Karenga and other men tortured her and another woman. The woman described having been stripped and beaten with an electrical cord. Karenga’s former wife, Brenda Lorraine Karenga, testified that she sat on the other woman’s stomach while another man forced water into her mouth through a hose.

A May 14, 1971, article in the Los Angeles Times described the testimony of one of the women:

“Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Miss Davis’ mouth and placed against Miss Davis’ face and that one of her own big toes was tightened in a vise. Karenga, head of US, also put detergent and running hoses in their mouths, she said. They also were hit on the heads with toasters.”

Karenga explained his actions by saying that one of the women he had tortured had attempted to assassinate him, but he had no evidence.

LEWINSKYNEWS.CUM December 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Kwanzaa is bullshit,just like Xmas,but you idiots buy into that one

Winston Blake December 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

Judaic Mammonism (Baphomet) is just as much a devil as Mahomet.

The false prophet ecclesiastics would have men believe that taking sides in the conflicts between devils is the path to Salvation.

shifty henry December 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

January 20 – “National Buttercrunch Day”

December 30 – “Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Day”

Winston Blake December 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

naacp = kwanzaa kook klan

Janet Williams November 7, 2014 at 10:45 pm

“cooperative economics” is really a fancy
way of saying “boycott Whitey.” And “collective work” is

Thank you for saying this openly. It’s a racist, communist set of principles.


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