Kwanzaa’s creator Dr. Maulana Karenga was an FBI snitch who betrayed several Black Panthers according to Bruce A. Dixon, managing editor of The Black Agenda Report. We talk about the legacy of Dr. Maulana Karenga and why it’s impossible to celebrate the holiday from the man.
In the 60s Bruce Dixon was a student activist and a rank and file member of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. In the 70s and 80s he was a community organizer in some of the poorest neighborhoods in urban America, working on issues of housing and publication. In 2002 he began writing for Black Commentator, and in 2006 co-founded Black Agenda Report with Glen Ford and Margaret Kimberley. Dixon is currently a state committee member of the Georgia Green Party.