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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- Ujamaa Day

December 29, 2015
Kwanzaa: The First Fruits Celebration- Ujamaa Day

  This is the fourth day of the Kwanzaa, Ujamaa or Cooperative Economics Day: “To build and develop investments and revenue sharing projects collectively and to profit from them together.”       The Ingathering Activity Today, the family and/or friends come together to discuss ways for the family, and/or friends and community to...
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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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Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

December 28, 2012
Ujamaa/Cooperative Economic: Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA “A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture” 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.” Ujamaa Theme: “Sharing and Caring” Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa. Family (and friends) come together to...
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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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Can People Who Are Not African American Celebrate Kwanzaa?

November 9, 2012
Can People Who Are Not African American Celebrate Kwanzaa?

One of the most frequently asked question is can people who are not African American celebrate Kwanzaa. The answer to this is an emphatic yes! Like Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas and Chanukah, Kwanzaa can be celebrated by all peoples or races. Kwanzaa, to be sure, is a non heroic and...
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Ubuntu: The African Virtue and Cultural Foundations of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

October 29, 2012

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are more deeply understood by examining the cultural philosophy and ethic of Ubuntu, the foundation of many traditional African societies. Ubuntu was considered to be the ultimate African virtue. Ubuntu expressed itself as: respect full humans and human life, interdependence, empathy, harmony, solidarity, and sharing, caring, characteristics found in...
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Ujima: Building Networks of Caring

October 22, 2012
Ujima: Building Networks of Caring

The African proverb says “a human being needs help.” The intent of this proverb, anchored in ethical and philosophical foundations of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, is just not to explain the world, but as APJ Roux asserts, “to prescribe a line of conduct.” In fact, in the context of the African worldview, humans...
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Kwanzaa Commitments

October 14, 2012
Kwanzaa Commitments

Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday organized around the 7 Principles. These seven guiding principles form the building blacks for family nurturing and development, thriving children and youth, and restoration of a network of community caring. Hence, these instructional values give Kwanzaa its importance beyond the 7 day cultural celebration which occurs each year December...
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7 Principles of Kwanzaa: The Way of Living

December 7, 2011
7 Principles of Kwanzaa: The Way of Living

The Way is not the rule of men. The Way is not women ruling men. The Way is not blind productivity. The Way is creation knowing its purpose, wise in the withholding of itself from snares, from destroyers. -Two Thousand Seasons The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa stands at the heart of the Kwanzaa celebration....
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