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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 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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President Obama: The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa as a Governing Philosophy

November 7, 2012
President Obama: The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa as a Governing Philosophy

Now that the President Obama has been re-elected for a second term, the difficult task of governing begins again. The 7 Principles presents one of the best frameworks for measuring how successful Obama will be, and determining the fidelity to the promises made and kept by Obama. Viewed through these principles then, here is...
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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 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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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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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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Kwanzaa 2010 Message: Reestablishing Family and Community

December 20, 2010

The Kwanzaa holiday is a call to our families and communities to take stock of what we have achieved doing the year in relationship to practice of the Seven Principles. It is an occasion when our families and friends gather to reinforce ties that bind us together, reminding all of us what we mean...
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Kwanzaa: 2010 Teachers Curriculum- Unity Principle

December 9, 2010
Kwanzaa: 2010 Teachers Curriculum- Unity Principle

A Note to Teachers on How Kwanzaa Can Be Used for All Students to Improve Academic and School Performance Kwanzaa was created in 1966 to introduce and reinforce 7 guiding principles which were viewed as essential to healthy personal, family, school, and neighborhood development.  Observed with fidelity, Kwanzaa can be a value added holiday,...
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