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12/26/10

happy kwanzaa!





 The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

Umoja (unity): to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
  
Kujichagulia (self-determination): to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. 

Ujima (collective work and responsibility): to build and maintain our community together and make our sisters’ and brothers’ problems our problems and to solve them together.  

Ujamaa (cooperative economics): to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses together.

Nia (purpose): to make our collective vocation the building of our community to restore our people to their traditional greatness.  

Kuumba (creativity): to do as much as we can to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (faith): to believe with our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.  

Information and image from the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper


I found this fun video about Kwanzaa on Laila's blog, Mama Locs: Happy Kwanzaa!

Here's the official Kwanzaa website if you want to learn more.


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