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Kwanzaa in the California State Capitol, Freedom's Eve, 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, is time to thank GOD for freeing “US” from physical, mental and spiritual bondage. The heavenly signs and symbols speak to a new way forward, healing what is hurting Black communities, globally.
SACRAMENTO, CA – California Black Farmers and Agriculturalists invite all Californians to learn about our “California Grown” agricultural holiday. Our annual State Capitol Kwanzaa begins at noon, Monday, December 31, 2012, in Room 126, free admission, reserved seating suggested.
Kwanzaa builds upon source documentation of ancient Pan African “first fruits of the harvest celebrations,” with the notion of restoration of our sacred African way. The long and difficult journey to seek broader support from the faith based community to re-establish inclusive conventional and urban agricultural food systems that provide job creation, career advancement and community economic development has found “Healthy Solutions” through an interfaith, intercultural and intergenerational methodology of reducing diet related disease in Black communities. The 113th US Congress will quantify and qualify Black Agriculture production in the trillion dollar allocation of US Ag policy.
Our “Kwanzaa 365, Faith Based Initiative” is partnering with progressive California agricultural industries toward providing greater access, equity and equal opportunity. Cooperative Economics, Ujamaa. manifests itself in a mutually beneficial sustainable relationship within our #1 California agriculture industry, generating well over 100 billion dollars annually within our trillion dollar California economy, impacting the world.
Kwanzaa, celebrated between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, is a “California Grown” international holiday created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, “as a first step to unify the United Slaves, US organization, on the basis of Kwanzaa’s seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
Freedom's Eve, 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, is time to thank GOD for freeing “US” from physical, mental and spiritual bondage. The heavenly signs and symbols speak to a new way forward, healing what is hurting Black communities, globally.
2012 President Obama Kwanzaa Message:
Michelle and I extend our warm thoughts and best wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the first day of the week-long celebration of African-American history and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
To many, Kwanzaa serves as a time of reflection–taking lessons learned from our past and looking forward to a more promising tomorrow. It reminds us that though there is much to be thankful for we must recommit ourselves to building a country where all Americans have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.
As families across America light the Kinara today in the spirit of unity, our family extends our prayers and well wishes during this season.