Tallahassee Kwanzaa Community Celebration

By: Candace Sweat Email
By: Candace Sweat Email

Several people gathered at the Leon County Health Department for food, singing, games, and fellowship.

Several people gathered at the Leon County Health Department for food, singing, games, and fellowship.

Children performed songs and lit the candles for each day of the week-long celebration.

Today is Umoja, which stands for unity.

Some people were in full Kwanzaa spirit and donned authentic African clothing and head garb.

Kwanzaa was acknowledged as a holiday in 1966.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 at 07:08 AM
    Consider this folks! Jesus was the ultimate enemy of Political Correctness, both Roman and Jewish, that is why he was crucified. Whether or not WCTV or any of the media give front page to Christians in no way diminishes Christianity. Christ was, is and will ultimately prevail, Political Correctness notwithstanding. The Bible clearly states that when he returns to earth and sets up his kingdom, the Government will be upon his shoulders. No more crooked politicians!
  • by James on Jan 3, 2010 at 06:03 PM
    If it had been a CHRISTIAN celebration, WCTV would have taken it off the front page after day 1. AND IF THEY EVEN left it on their site, it would be buried beyond finding. Political correctness at its best. Because Christians will tolerate discrimination for the most part, they are only tolerated minimally. If, however, the Kwanzaa celebrants had not been adored by WCTV for more than a week now, there would have been a protest outside WCTV's doors.
  • by Judy on Jan 2, 2010 at 09:43 AM
    Obama listened for many years how bad the white race is. Black people owned black slaves in America but,That must be okay. We can't preach hatred of the blacks in our churches as Obamas preacher did or they would think we are racist . What are they? We the white people feel negative towards them because; of the hatred they are dishing out to us. They live for this hatred toward the whites. The very organizations they have going in their favor is going to go against what they have said they want from the whites.That are running a con and use everything in their means to pull us down to get what they want.I know that keeping us in the limelight helps only there cause. The end results are your black radical Their founder is a radical and a dangerous felon. They are being led by many more radicals. Nothing is going to better this situation until they give up there seemingly eternal hatred towards the white race. We aren't going to take this forever!
  • by The Boss on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM
    The black community could name a holiday in honor of Wayne Williams- the Atlanta child serial killer who murdered over 30 black children- and they would all gleefully and blindedly celebrate it. Why? Because Williams is black and he was really the victim.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 01:03 PM
    Judy, Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 03:33 AM knows your comments are legitimate. "Ha ha ha" is mockery of your comments manifested by the stress laugh syndrome exhibited when stupid people have no answer to the logical question and reasons for following this criminal. Actually, they really don't know why other than it helps their ego, being black is not enough, they need the organization to make them feel worthy, it's a culture thing.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM
    THE SEEING ONE on Dec 30, 2009 at 03:38 PM said - "IT AMAZES ME HOW BOLD PEOPLE GET WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE TO ATTACH THEIR REAL NAMES TO THEIR COMMENTS. . I WAS TOLD THAT IF YOU ARGUE WITH A DUMMY THE PEOPLE LOOKING ON WON'T BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE." Oh Really!!!! So it is safe for us to say that you are a dummy and...your real name is?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:33 AM
    Judy....get a life. ha ha ha
  • by Judy on Dec 31, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    They are back again with Kwanzaa. They need to explain why they want to follow this founder who is someone I would not want or trust around me. They do not seem to care.I do not get it.
  • by GV Location: Ga on Dec 31, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    Happy New Year EVERYBODY.
  • by blacpearl Location: Tally on Dec 31, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    Look people(biggots)the building is now owned by a private organization!! WOW who knew that a few blacks gathering without violence or protesting would draw this kind of attention!! At least they are teaching principles that would hopefully turn around the black community from robbing and killing!! Geesh
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