Ron Karenga (born July 14, 1941), also known as Ron Everett, is an African-American author and Marxist political activist, best known as the founder of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration first observed in California from December 26, 1966 to January 1, 1967. Karenga is sometimes referred to by the title "Maulana", which means "master teacher" in Swahili.
- The sevenfold path of blackness is think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black.
- I came up with Kwanzaa because black people in this country wouldn't celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that's when a lot of bloods would be partying.