LONG BEACH, CALF. -- Gerard Greenige, places candles with his childres, Asha Greenige, 4, left, and Amir Greenige, 5 during a Kwanzaa celebration at Shore Books in Long Beach, Calif. on December 26, 2008. Shore Booksâ€™ held a discussion about "Is Kwanzaa necessary?" .
Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram