I especially love the turn of year as it provides a wonderful opportunity not just to look back and take stock of the year that has passed, but more importantly to look to the year that lies ahead.

Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairmen of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. In 1966, Blacks/African Americans were searching for their identity, and challenging racism, discrimination, the right to vote, education, and White supremacy. This decade was marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, political assassinations, and a very divisive counterculture.

Where is the rage from the Black Community on the impeachment of President Donald Trump? The Black community in 2019 appears to be invisible and lethargic when it comes to politics, and as a collaborative force no one seems to care.

Greetings to my fellow nationals and friends! What a year this has been marked with both challenges and accomplishments.  As we give God thanks for the success, we pray for His continued blessings and the courage to pursue our personal development and that of our homeland.

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