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Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Imani Day

January 1, 2016
Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Imani Day

This is the seventh day of the Kwanzaa, Imani (Faith): “Commitment, duty, and obligation to trust and believe in our people and our parents and our meet all challenges and to make progress.”  Faith Theme: “Faith is the substance and spirit which makes “tired hearts refreshed and dead hopes stir with the nearness of...
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Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Nia Day

December 30, 2015
Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Nia Day

  This is the fifth day of the Kwanzaa, Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation building and development of our families and communities.” The Family Ingathering Activity Today, the family and/or friends come together to discuss ways for the family, and/or friends and community can contribute to the noble purpose of nation-building. Nation-building,...
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Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Kujichagulia Day

December 26, 2015
Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Kujichagulia Day

Today , the second day of Kwanzaa is Kujichagulia (Self-determination) Day. The essence of the meaning of this principle is for African Americans to think and act in their own interest based on their own particular needs and grounded in their history and culture. Every people thinks and acts from its cultural and historical...
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Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration: Umoja Day

December 26, 2015
Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration: Umoja Day

This is the first day of the Kwanzaa, Umoja Day. Today, the family and/or friends come together to celebrate family, the common good, and the love, caring, and sharing that is the foundation of our existence and the social glue which binds us as family. The Ingathering Activity The ingathering activity has historical significance....
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Creativity/Kuumba Day: Six Day of Kwanzaa

December 30, 2012
Creativity/Kuumba Day: Six Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture The Principle Kuumba: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to the practice of continuous improvement.” Creativity Theme: Leaving our families, community, and world a better place to live, work, and love Today is the six day of Kwanzaa. Families, friends, and communities come together on this day...
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Nia/Purpose: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

December 29, 2012
Nia/Purpose: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA “A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture” 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” Nia Theme: “Nation Building” Today is the fourth day...
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Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima: Third Day of Kwanzaa

December 27, 2012
Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima: Third Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to work together with others to solve our family and community problems together and engage in collective projects that will advance the well-being of the family, neighborhood, and the common good.” Ujima Theme: “Be Watchful over Each...
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Makers and Takers Argument: A Kwanzaa Perspective

November 21, 2012

Call it the 47% or the “makers and takers,” what is clear is that ideological argument has emerged without being cloaked in a language which is more palatable to the American citizenry. Make no mistake about it; this assertion plays to the notion that a large percentage of Americans are a drag on society...
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Umoja and the bonds of Sisterhood and Brotherhood

October 31, 2012
Umoja and the bonds of Sisterhood and Brotherhood

Sisterhood and Brotherhood run deep in the African American experience. It is both a term of endearment and a call to community, to fellowship, to union. The designation of sister and brother among blacks in America has both religious and social implications. Dating back to African American enslavement, the black church saw blacks linked...
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The Meaning of Kwanzaa for Christians

December 21, 2010
The Meaning of Kwanzaa for Christians

A Christian  Statement on Kwanzaa Natasha Anderson & Charisse Turner Our faith teaches us that our Creator created all of humanity in his image. As such we are all children of God and must strive to achieve at our highest human potential, honor our God and humanity through our cultural achievements. As African Americans,...
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