7 Principles

Kwanzaa: The Kuumba/Creativity Principle

December 9, 2012
Kwanzaa: The Kuumba/Creativity Principle

Kuumba/Creativity: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to the practice of continuous improvement.” Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles and reinforced the bonds of family and community.  The Seven Principles were viewed and still remain the “moral minimum” set of values which African Americans need to strengthen and make more effective families...
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Kwanzaa: The Nia/Purpose Principle

December 8, 2012
Kwanzaa: The Nia/Purpose Principle

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 American family, community, and people as a whole” Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles and reinforced the bonds of family and community. ...
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Kwanzaa: The Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic Principle

December 7, 2012
Kwanzaa: The Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic Principle

Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to promote and help build and maintain cooperative enterprises and initiatives the services of the family, neighborhood, and the human good.” Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles and reinforced the bonds of family and community.  The Seven Principles were viewed and still remain the...
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Kwanzaa: The Kujichagulia/Self-Determination Principle

December 5, 2012
Kwanzaa: The Kujichagulia/Self-Determination Principle

Kujichagulia/Self-determination: “Commitment, duty, and responsibility to speak and act in the interest of African Americans and the human good.” Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles and reinforced the bonds of family and community.  The Seven Principles were viewed and still remain the “moral minimum” set of values which African Americans...
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Kwanzaa: The Umoja/Unity Principle

December 4, 2012
Kwanzaa: The Umoja/Unity Principle

Unity/Umoja: Commitment, duty, and responsibility to make every effort to promote and   practice harmony and togetherness in the family, community, nation and race, minimizing  behavior and actions which bring about and foster conflict and dissension.” Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles and reinforced the bonds of family and community.  The...
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The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa In The Age of Obama

December 2, 2012
The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa In The Age of Obama

One of the primary reasons for the creation of Kwanzaa was to introduce and reinforce the 7 Principles. The Seven Principles were viewed and still remain the “moral minimum” set of values which African Americans need to strengthen and make more effective families and family systems. This year, we want to examine the 7...
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