Kwanzaa celebration at Medgar Evers

Quazir Robinson, lights the Mishumaa Saba (The Seven Candles) during the African-American week-long holiday Kwanzaa at the Masonic Temple in Paterson, NJ. Raheem Smallwood, right, coordinator of the male mentoring B.UD.S program helps steady the candles.
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The People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College will hold its annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15.

According to Jamaican-born Tony Akeem, program director, People of the Sun Middle Passage Collective, the Kwanzaa celebration, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will feature spoken word, song and dance.

He said there will be performances by, among others, Shanto, Ras Atiba and Sarabita World Reggae Band, and Kowteff.

Akeem said vendors will provide an array of items to purchase. The celebration will be held in the Carroll Street gymnasium, 1150 Carroll St.

“Celebrate with us at Medgar Evers College a momentous 51 years of Kwanzaa,” he urged.

Prior to the celebration, Akeem said the Collective will host its annual “Feed the Need” event for the community.

“Food will be served, and clothing and children’s gifts will be distributed,” he said, stating that the event that begins at 3:30 p.m. will be held at the same location as the Kwanzaa celebration.

For more information, contact Akeem at (718) 659-4999 or akeem[email protected]

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