The Kwanzaa Celebration begins today. The celebration runs from December 26th-January 1st. Many communities around the world are sharing in this Black and Pan-American holiday. I wanted to take the time to remind you of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. These principles are important I named my business after one of the principles that embodied what I wanted to convey to my community. My company … Continue reading Kwanzaa Starts Today!
When I was looking for a strong name for the magazine, I looked at the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Not sure why, I just thought of the list. The magazine would be about the community and the responsibility I had to define my community in a positive and inspiring way- Ujima Magazine came to life. The third principle Ujima reminds us that we should … Continue reading Ujima and Ujamaa And Nia
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 … Continue reading Kujichagulia-Self Determination
Are you or your family celebrating Kwanzaa? This is a question I have been asked. My family never celebrated Kwanzaa but as grew up I became more aware of the celebration. Kwanzaa was first observed in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, the founder of the seven day festival celebrating African heritage. The festival begins on December 26th and goes through January 1st. Each day is dedicated … Continue reading Celebrating Kwanzaa