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Nia Day

December 30, 2014
Nia Day

Happy Kwanzaa  “A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture” Nia Day  Today is the fifth day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the Kwanzaa principle Nia/Purpose. Nia/Purpose: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to contribute to the morally serious purpose and noble goal, of nation building, i.e. , the quest to recover and restore the   African...
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Ujamaa Day

December 29, 2014
Ujamaa Day

Fourth Day of Kwanzaa Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the Kwanzaa principle Ujamaa/Cooperative Economics. Cooperative Economics/Ujamaa: Sharing and pooling our financial resources and goods and services for the common benefit of family and community participants with the goal of building and sustaining cooperative economic enterprises. The practice of mutual...
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Ujima Day

December 28, 2014
Ujima Day

Third Day of Kwanzaa UJIMA (00-GEE-MA) COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY: To build and maintain our community together and make our sister’s and brother’s problems our problems and solve them together. The third principle, Ujima, encourages self-criticism and personal evaluation, as it relates to the common good of the family/community. Without collective work and struggle,...
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December 27, 2014

A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture  Kujichagulia Principle:: “Commitment, duty, and responsibility of African Americans to speak and act in the interest of African Americans and the common good.” Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the Kwanzaa principle Kujichagulia. This principle demands that African Americans, think and act from their...
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Umoja/Unity Day

December 26, 2014
Umoja/Unity Day

  Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the Kwanzaa principle Umoja/Unity. This principle stresses and promotes that the immediate and extended family construct our family lives around thought and family practice which encourages harmonious relations. That is to say, we speak to each other in ways which center on love...
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Ready For Kwanzaa

December 23, 2014
Ready For Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa 2014 This indeed is the time of the month to prepare for the Kwanzaa celebration. The spirit of Kwanzaa is a joyful and celebratory one- celebrating the joy of family and embracing the common good- Loving, Caring, and Sharing. To be sure, Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community, and culture, with the...
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Time To Take Stock: Kwanzaa Midyear Assessment

June 12, 2014
Time To Take Stock: Kwanzaa Midyear Assessment

  Midyear Kwanzaa Assessment Six months out from Kwanzaa (December 26, 2014), its time to take inventory of what has been accomplished relative to the Seven Principles. This is a time for the family to come together and to evaluate the progress of family members in achieving their Kwanzaa commitments. For children and youth,...
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Kwanzaa Family Ingathering

December 17, 2013
Kwanzaa Family Ingathering

Family ingathering, one of the essential daily Kwanzaa rituals, is the starting point for the celebration of Kwanzaa. As a cultural holiday that places a premium and priority on building strong families and family ties, the ingathering activity is a way for family members to reinforce the bonds of affection which tether them together...
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Kwanzaa Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Kwanzaa

December 16, 2013
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Kwanzaa was created in what year? What was the primary reason for creating Kwanzaa Why is Kwanzaa a seven day holiday? Name the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa. Name the 7 symbols of the Kwanzaa. What are the colors of the Kwanzaa candles? What do colors of the candles symbolize? What are the five primary...
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Toward A More Thoughtful Approach to Kwanzaa 2013

December 13, 2013
Toward A More Thoughtful Approach to Kwanzaa 2013

As indicated elsewhere, we are entering a critical juncture in our history. It is a period in which the current and upcoming generation must accept this invitation of history: forcing a new set of values that will inform and instruct their view of the kind of future they want for themselves and their children....
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