Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Kwanzaa

Today is the second day of Kwanzaa! http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

Photo of my kinara

NGUZO SABA (The Seven Principles)

December 26- Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

December 27- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

December 28th- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

December 29th- Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

December 30th- Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

December 31st- Kuumba (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

January 1st- Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

by­ Maulana Karenga

4 comments:

Terrie "Scrap Evangel" said...

Hi there. I pray for you abundant blessings in the new year.

scrappermimi said...

Have a wonderful holiday and I just love your photos in the last post! Great!

myfrogprince said...

Happy Kwanzaa, to you and your family and many blessings for the New year!

Adriann said...

Hey Mommie! Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!!!

Dr. Karenga taught at Los Angeles Southwest College where I attended Community College. His teachings on Kwaanza and black history kept me conscious (sp?).

Enjoy the new year and many blessings to you and yours!!!

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