Walter’s World: Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night at the Apollo

By Walter Rutledge

Kwanzaa has become a nationally recognized celebration since it’s in inception in 1966. The concepts embodied in the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba are universal in today’s society, but were extremely relevant to the civil rights era Americans of African decent; who were rekindling the concepts of self-determination, economic empowerment and social equality as their inalienable American birthrights. It is only befitting that village of Harem (the birthplace of the first cultural renaissance) and the Apollo Theater (one the original beacons of Black entertainment) would present Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night on Friday December 30, 2011. Continue Reading →