Kujichagulia-Self Determination

Photo Credit: Kaneva.com
Photo Credit: Kaneva.com

Heri za Kwanzaa- Happy Kwanzaa!!!

Today, is the second day of the Kwanzaa celebration. The principle for today is Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). This principle demands that we as African people define, defend and develop ourselves. There are three questions we must asked ourselves.
1. Who Am I?
2. Am I really who I say I am?
3. Am I all that I ought to be?

These questions help us think about our identity. When asking yourself who am I is to know your history and practice your culture. To answer Am I really who I say I am is to look at what is real and what is not, what is appearance and what is your essence and lastly when asking am I all I ought to be is to look at yourself and be self-conscious about standards that measure who we are and must become as men and women.

Enjoy day 2 of Kwanzaa. For more information, visit http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org.

Are you celebrating Kwanzaa? Please share your story with us.

Story information courtesy of :Endarkenment.com/Kwanzaa



Damita Miller-Shanklin is the Publisher and Founder of Ujima Magazine, host of Ujima TV and co-host of Ujima Sistah Radio Show.



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