Monday, December 16, 2013

GET READY FOR KWANZAA KANSAS CITY!!!



Once again Kansas City's Black United Front will offer a Kwanzaa celebration at the Gem Theater.

A couple of years ago the event hosted a Caribbean theme that was really fun and included even more electric musical selection than usual.

Kwanzaa often takes a lot of kidding in mainstream media but in Kansas City the celebration is a rich cultural tradition that has now endured for more than a generation and one of this town's best holiday events.

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Before you hate, do pray tell if you have actually BEEN to this event. Since they have had it for 32 years.

Anonymous said...

Sure I want to go to Kwanzaa again so I can be robbed 15 times while there

Anonymous said...

A good lynching would be a great way to start the festivities. Or, how about a good, old-fashioned riot??

Superdave said...

Kwanzaa has been around a while not my cup of tea by any means but neither is celebrating Christmas in the Jewish tradition either. For instance I have known a Jewish woman and her family for many years living in a predominantly Christian part of Kansas City. And she told me one day she is tired of people wishing her a Merry Christmas. She said that usually around November she starts telling people that her family is Jewish and that they are looking forward to celebrating Hanukkah. She asked me how I would feel if someone said Happy Hanukkah to me. I told her I wouldn't be offend by it at all and would return with I am not Jewish but Happy Hanukkah to you and your family. Then I asked her why has she and her husband every year decorated their place of business in the modern Christmas style of d├ęcor with Santa's, lights and so forth if their belief was against the use of Merry Christmas and it's observance. Now mind you they had at this time two retail outlets. She stopped dead in her tracks I kid you not. She looked at me as some tears came to her eyes and her voice was broken up as she then went on to admit why they did what they did. As with many other retail business in Kansas City the Christmas season for them as well was a huge part of their income for the year. To lose that would mean the loss of many things for them. So they decorated their stores is a fashion that allowed non Jewish people to feel comfortable in while shopping and to attract the crowds. So I asked her if admitting you hate the term Merry Christmas but then admitting you don't hate the money it brings you to afford those things you want not a little deceitful? She admitted its a pain she has lived with for many years. Well are still friends to this day and her views on Merry Christmas as well have changed.

Seeing this post made me think of that conversation many years ago and has me wondering if Kwanzaa is really a celebration for all people or is it really a celebration of race? It is by all means a very new form of celebration arising out of a time when the black race wanted their own thing. I am not against such things but wonder if deep down if Kwanzaa isn't really about blacks wanting something special for themselves only.

I have always been interested in the facts of how people defend almost to death their religion but then for a profit forget what they really believe in. Now days for some it is the turning of heads away from sex scandels rather than admit truth and demand change. Was Kwanzaa created for more the black businesses to cash in on a holiday that wasn't in line with the Christian common celebration of Christmas? I doubt we will ever know for sure but for fact I think for money many people would forget whom ever their God is for a few weeks of nice profits.

Anonymous said...

+1 4:25 You make valid points and the conflict you highlight is present in the AA tradition as well.

Anonymous said...

What a monumental waste of time...a made up holiday to try and placate people who are told they are being marginalized...what a pile of bull hockey....

Anonymous said...

Jeeezuz, Dave, and you make fun of how glazer writes?

FUCKIN BRUTAL!

Superdave said...

sorry 5:09 on my phone and that's brutal

Anonymous said...

Lord Jesus the great White Christ, please have mercy on these sinners! Shit, it must be a slow news day.

Suge Knight said...

Suge Knight is offended when people call him African American, because he's NOT African. On the other hand, he doesn't have a problem with the word, "Nigga."

Suge says it's offensive to label all Black people African American. And he goes further ... he thinks it's ridiculous that only rappers can use the word, "Nigga." He thinks if it can be used by some, it should be used by all.

At first his theory sounds a little shocking, but maybe he has a point.

So we gotta ask...


Refer to black people as
Ni**a 56%

African American 44%


Total Votes: 42,277













chuck said...

Super Dave +1

Anonymous said...

Little Nazi's in full force.

Santa KKKlaus said...

more christmas nigger noise!

Anonymous said...

Kwanza is as made up as Valentines day, but so is Christmas. Just a lump of pagan traditions centered around the three days surrounding the winter solstice.

Anonymous said...

"Time of the year to air our grievances, Happy Festivus"

- Frank Costanza

Anonymous said...

Do you pronounce Kwanzaa the same way the Allstate commercials pronounce the Discount "DAABBLLE" Check?

Mr Charmin said...

My fucking day is complete...Super Dave and Chuck have spoken. Now I can take a shit.

Avery Tippett said...

Especially the Jew!!! Duh.....