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New film explores ‘The Black Candle’ for Kwanzaa

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by Pamela D. Reed, Daily Voice

It is not often that the offspring of famous, highly accomplished parents are able to reach a point beyond the long shadows of their elders, but M. K. Asante, Jr.,  the son of the famed scholars Molefi Kete Asante and Kariamu Welsh–both my professors at Temple University– has done just that with his most recent cinematic tour de force.

The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration is the groundbreaking, major new independent documentary narrated by Maya Angelou. It is the first full-length film on the Pan-African holiday, Kwanzaa; and, I suspect that it will be the definitive one for the foreseeable future.

Kwanzaa is celebrated annually from 26 December through 1 January.  Because of this timing, many mistakenly think that it is just an Africanized version of Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »


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December 16, 2008 at 7:12 am

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