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Kwanzaa Symbols: Seven Candles/ Mishuuma Saba, Flag/Bendera, and 7 Principle Poster/Nguzo Saba Poster

December 15, 2012
Kwanzaa Symbols: Seven Candles/ Mishuuma Saba, Flag/Bendera, and 7 Principle Poster/Nguzo Saba Poster

Symbol Seven: Seven Candles/ Mishuuma Saba- “Seven Principles” The Seven Candles represent the life-affirming values of the 7 Principles. Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce these seven values. Each day of Kwanzaa one of the Seven Principles is highlighted and celebrated. Each candle represents one of the seven days and seven principles of...
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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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The Seven Principles: A Model for Community Standards

October 18, 2012
The Seven Principles: A Model for Community Standards

Central and essential to the restoration and revitalization of black and poor neighborhoods is establishment of community standards or norms. Community norms set the standard of right and wrong behavior. The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are well-suited to serve as community standards for African American neighborhoods. What is important here and can not be...
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The Philosophical and Moral Foundations of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

October 30, 2011
The Philosophical and Moral Foundations of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are grounded in the communal values of traditional African societies. These principles formed the core foundation of the moral system which regulated family and community relations, and are offered through Kwanzaa as the value system most capable of producing the nurturing social conditions for human flourishing, healthy families, and...
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Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: African American Family Values

October 25, 2011
Seven Principles of Kwanzaa: African American Family Values

_____________ The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa represents the core family values system for African Americans. These 7 guiding principles are the building blocks for creating the nurturing environment needed to cultivate, reinforce and sustain healthy families and neighborhoods. And, just as important, these principles are crucial for producing youth and adults equal to the...
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