Kwanzaa Time in Panama City Florida. . Day 7. IMANI
KWANZAA Celebration in Bay County Florida began in 1990, downtown 1st African boutique on Harrison Ave. KWANZAA Celebration occurs each year since then in the heart of Bay County Florida…
Jambo watoto (hello children and friends too). Habari Gani (What's the news)?
It's KWANZAA TIME! 2011-2012. Come join with me in IMANI-FAITH. Today, Sunday, 1/01/12. We light the seventh candle, green. In FAITH, we present to you, a group of young black men-ministers in Panama City, Bay, Florida, 1983, made a commitment to prepare themselves as spiritual leaders within their own environments leading an open path for the young and others unable to find their way, along as well as finding their purpose in life. The six black men-ministers were Lawrence Gantt. David Mack. David B. Rhome. Richard Jenkins. Charles Clark. Jerome Williams. Commitment made 1983 to Action Speaks Newspaper publisher-Gloria J. Keith. Excerpts of Action Speaks interview: “According to the recent observation, made of the black community of Panama City Florida Bay County area, the black community is characterized by its isolation from the city as a whole.
Blacks are in the city, but in a crucial sense, they are not Panama City.
Blacks are not in politically and economically powerful sectors that control community resources and make community policies.
Their (Black) concerns have not been a priority for the city, the county, or for the private sector.
After making this observation, Action Speaks found it necessary to gather responses from the especially those willing to assist in the endeavor of, "making things better for the black community as a whole, and getting the black community involved in the overall decision-making of our economic and political growth of Panama City -- Bay County area."