Friday, December 16, 2016

KWANZAA Creator DR. MAULANA KARENGA - SEE HOW to CELEBRATE from the CREATOR HIMSELF

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KWANAZZ - Interview with Dr. Karenga

KWANZAA 

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HOLIDAY
See It - Hear It From the Creator Himself
DR. MAULANA KARENGA 

As he appeared on Wanda's Cafe 
television talk show
                  
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa, appeared on my award-winning "Wanda’s Café' television talk show, teaching how to celebrate Kwanzaa, the African American holiday.  At the taping of the show, Dr. Karenga was accompanied by his wife, Professor Tiamoyo Karenga.   

"Wanda’s Café" is one of three cable television shows that I created, produced, and hosted.  The first in San Jose "Community Issues"; the second in Pasadena "Not For Black Women Only", and "Wanda’s Café" in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Karenga is a Professor of African Studies, an activist, author, and in 1966, he created the pan-African and African-American holiday of Kwanzaa - the first pan-African holiday.  He said his goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday, and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves, their history and family, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society”.  Inspired by the African “first fruit” traditions, he derived the name Kwanzaa from the name for the Swahili first fruit celebration called “matunda ya kwanza”, (matunda means “fruits”), and (ya kwanza means “first”). The rituals of the holiday promote African traditions and Nguzo Saba: “The seven principles of the African Heritage” Dr. Karenga described as “a communitarian African philosophy”:

The 7 seven principles
1.     Umoja (unity)—To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

2.     Kujichagulia (self-determination)—To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

3.     Ujima (collective work and responsibility)—To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

4.     Ujamaa (cooperative economics)—To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

5.     Nia (purpose)—To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

6.     Kuumba (creativity)—To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

7.     Imani (faith)—To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Photo right - Myself with two students from the Black 
Students Association at the high school where I was the
BSA's club faculty advisor.  The celebrity Kwanzaa presenters 
(2nd from left and far right) were official assistants sent to me 
by Dr. Karenga to teach the students about Kwanzaa.



In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Maulana Karenga on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.






Films:
  • Dr. Karenga starred in “Motherland”, a sequel to 500 Years Later.
  • He is featured in the 2008 Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle”.
  • In 2005, Dr. Karenga appeared with other African and African Diaspora academics featured in the multi-award-winning film “500 Years Later”, directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah.
  • USA the Movie – “Voice Only”.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

IRENA SENDLER - "Nothing Can Stop the Will of a People"

BENJAMIN DISRAELI Said...

 

"Nothing Can Stop the Will of a People"

 

For Example... here's proof

IRENA SENDLER
Was nominated for the "Nobel Peace Prize" in 2007.



 

Original Post by:  Pinteress

Friday, December 9, 2016

 If you're happy to be a CHILD OF GOD say Amen

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MARIE VAN BRITTAN BROWN - Invented the "Home Security System"




MARIE VAN BRITTAN BROWN 

AN  INVENTOR AND NURSE 

INVENTED THE "HOME SECURITY SYSTEM"

WITH TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM



Marie Van Britton and
(husband) Albert Brown
Date:  Mon, 1922-10-30
*Marie Van Brittan Brown was born on this date in 1922.  She was a nurse and inventor.

Born Marie Van Brittan in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, in 1966, she had the idea for a home surveillance device.  She applied for a patent along with her husband Albert Brown in 1966, for a closed circuit television security system.   They created a system for a motorized camera to show images on a monitor.  The patent, #3,482,037, was granted.  Her devise was the forerunner to the modern home security system.

Brown's system had a set of four peepholes and a camera that could slide up and down to look out each one.  Anything the camera picked up would appear on a monitor.  An additional feature of Brown's invention was that a person also could unlock a door with a remote control.  Marie Brown told The New York Times the couple invented the device because police were slow in responding to emergencies in their neighborhood.  There had been an uptick in crime, and Marie Brown wanted to feel safer while at home alone.  The Times reported the “audio-video alarm system” could be used to see who was at the door and interview them as well.  

She was given an Award by the National Scientists Committee (NSC).

Marie Van Brittan Brown died February 2, 1999.

Reference:
About.com/Inventors