The Greatest Debate: Scholarship Vs. Self-Reliance (Kwanzaa Day 2)

Any student of African American history is certain to confront the greatest debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. Both men, born in the same era, were passionate about advancing the black man in America and cementing his place in society. The preeminent thought-leaders of their time, Washington and DuBois had very strong, yet differing, philosophies on African Americans’ path to success. Washington, born into slavery, reached prominence through … Continue reading The Greatest Debate: Scholarship Vs. Self-Reliance (Kwanzaa Day 2)

Kwanzaa 50 Years Later and Needed Now More Than Ever – Especially UMOJA (Unity – Day 1)

No matter your race or religion, Kwanzaa is a celebration all of us can and should embrace. Rooted in African culture and principles, the holiday promotes community, both locally and universally, while observing virtues of love, service, and hard work. Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration with each day representing a principle (Nguzo Saba) remembering the path behind us and recognizing the … Continue reading Kwanzaa 50 Years Later and Needed Now More Than Ever – Especially UMOJA (Unity – Day 1)