Galveston County residents filled the Old Central Cultural Center on Saturday to celebrate Kwanzaa. The African-American, seven-day celebration began Wednesday and ends Tuesday. Saturday’s festivities took place on the fourth night of Kwanzaa, represented by Ujamaa, or cooperative economics, one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

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Bailey Jones

Many communities have a 1% for the arts program. This normally would be attached to new building projects - 1% of the cost would be used for art. Since Galveston doesn't do that much new building, maybe a 1% of the HOT for art would be a good idea. IIRC, HOT runs about $13M/year, so 1% would make $130K/year available for art projects. Art to attract tourists paid for by tourists seems to make sense.

Rusty Schroeder

What in the world does this have to do with the cities Kwanzaa celebration Bailey?

Ma Gill

Kwanzaa was created by marxist Ronald Everett. He was convicted in 1971 of felonious assault and imprisonment for sadistic torture. Not somebody we should celebrate.

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