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Kwanzaa Memphis (2012-13)

    Today – Dec. 28 – is the third day of Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza), which acknowledges, honors and salutes African-American heritage.

    The seven-day cultural celebration is anchored by the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba, with a focus on a different principle each day. For 30-plus years, Memphis-area observances were spearheaded by the late Adjua Naantaanbuu, who encouraged celebrants to live out the Nguzo Saba everyday.

    Today's principle is:

    UJIMA (Collective Work & Responsibility)

    Here is the remaining schedule of events

    Memphis Kwanzaa International, Inc.

    Dr. Kaia Naantaanbuu, President

    DAY 3:

    UJIMA (Collective Work & Responsibility)

    Friday, Dec. 28

    6 p.m.-until, Memphis Kwanzaa Center, 1549 Elvis Presley Blvd.,

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr.. pastor of First Baptist Lauderdale and host of the TV show "BLACK Thought."

    DAY 4:

    UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics)

    Saturday, Dec. 29

    6 p.m.-until, Memphis Kwanzaa Center, 1549 Elvis Presley Blvd.,

    Community speakers will commemorate, honor and install "Queen" Adjua Naantaanbuu, founder of Memphis Kwanzaa International (founded 36 years ago), into Memphis: The Community of Legends.

    Tickets, $30, with a full dinner served.

    DAY 5:

    NIA (Purpose)

    Sunday, Dec. 30

    4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Dr. Martin Luther King Labor Center, 485 Beale St.

    Keynote speaker: Dr Jeffrey Ryan Futrell from North Side High School will talk on "What is our purpose: Guns and Gods in a World Gone Mad."

    DAY 6:

    KUUMBA (Creativity)

    Monday, Dec. 31

    9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., West Tennessee State Penitentiary, 480 Green Chapel Rd., Henning, Tenn.

    Keynote speaker: Dr Eddie Yancey, University Of Memphis; topic: "Creating a Positive Self in a Negative World."

    DAY 7:

    IMANI (Faith)

    Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

    3 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Memphis Kwanzaa Center, 1549 Elvis Presley Blvd.

    Keynote speaker: World's Redeemer Pastor Jerry L. Ivery Sr., who will be the "King" for the day, will speak on this topic: "What Happened to the People of Faith?"

    NOTES:

    * For more information, call 901-239-1555 or 901-210-1218.

    * Most nights include free refreshment.

    Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc.

    Ayanna Ruby Payne, President

    DAY 3:

    UJIMA (Collective Work & Responsibility)

    Friday, Dec. 28

    5 p.m., Brown Missionary Baptist Church, 980 Stateline Road E..

    Sponsored by Dr. Bobbie Shaw.

    7 p.m., Exum Towers, 3155 Sharpe Ave.

    Sponsored by Reuben and Lula Barnes

    (Ujima was observed at 10:30 a.m. at Orange Mound Senior Service Center, 2590 Park Ave. The celebration was sponsored by Carolyn Crawford and Frances Barnes.)

    DAY 4:

    UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics)

    Saturday, Dec. 29

    2 p.m., Slavehaven, 826 N. 2nd St.

    Sponsored by Heritage Tours

    5 p.m., Economic Summit, The LeMoyne-Owen College, Student Lounge,

    807 Walker Ave.

    Sponsored by Ayodele Kofie.

    DAY 5:

    NIA (Purpose)

    Sunday, Dec. 30

    3 p.m., Kwanzaa Pageant Vendors Market; 4:30 p.m., Kwanzaa Pageant, Southwest Tennessee Community College auditorium, 737 Union Ave.

    Tickets: $5 in advance; $7, door.

    Sponsored by RBG Productions.

    7 p.m., Lester Community Center, 317 Tillman St.

    Sponsored by Osupa Williams, Frances Barnes and the Tillman-Binghampton CDC.

    DAY 6:

    KUUMBA (Creativity)

    Monday, Dec. 31

    7 p.m., Java, Juice, & Jazz Restaurant, 1423 Elvis Presley Blvd.

    Sponsored by Johari Brittenum

    DAY 7:

    IMANI (Faith)

    Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

    4 p.m., University of Memphis Panhellenic Bldg.

    Sponsored by the African and African American Studies Department and Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks.

    HONOREES

    Umoja (Unity): Reginald Porter; Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Rev. Dr. Eric Boyland; Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility): Joyce Parkinson; Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Dr. Carnita Atwater; Nia (Purpose): Dr. Jeffery Ryan Futrell; Kuumba (Creativity): Dr. Helen Harper; Imani (Faith): Pastor Clarence Kelby Heath; Family of the Year: Elliott and Tracey Barnes & Family.

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