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Kwanzaa’s 3rd day implores action

Speakers, attendees call for community involvement

Posted: December 29, 2013 at 4:33 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --12/28/13-- Ricky Howard on saxaphone and Ojima Robinson, both of Little Rock, on a drums share a light moment during a celebration of Kwanzaa at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock Saturday. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 as the first specifically African-American holiday and is based on the seven principles of African Heritage. It begins the day after Christmas and lasts until New Years' Day.

Day three of the seven-day community Kwanzaa celebration in Little Rock featured a saxophonist, a drummer and a “call to action,” as one organizer put it, in central Arkansas. Saturday’s celebration focused on “ujima,” the third of seven themes of Kwanzaa, which runs Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 every year.

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