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We Win Institute extravaganza in 14th year: Kwanzaa celebration reflects commitment to community

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By Dwight Hobbes, Columnist
Pictured: Mahmoud El-Kati

Kinshasha Kambui's picture should be in the dictionary, right next to the words "commitment to community." And no one will agree more than the folk who've witnessed her tireless work each year - right alongside her equally committed sister Titilayo Bediako - to bring We Win Institute's annual Kwanzaa extravaganza to the public for its fourteenth year. And for her it is a labor of love - love for her people, love for humanity itself. Kinshasha Kambui's picture should be in the dictionary, right next to the words "commitment to community." And no one will agree more than the folk who've witnessed her tireless work each year - right alongside her equally committed sister Titilayo Bediako - to bring We Win Institute's annual Kwanzaa extravaganza to the public for its fourteenth year. And for her it is a labor of love - love for her people, love for humanity itself.

"Kwanzaa is a time," Kinshasha says, "to celebrate the greatness of African American people. It gives us an opportunity to remember our rich culture, history and the importance of our history for who we are as a people. There is so much negativity about African Americans that it is a time to celebrate ourselves. America likes to talk about a melting pot which negates our culture; that talks about not seeing our differences. [But] it is important that we not only see each other's differences but celebrate them."
 

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