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Dec 30

Kwanzaa: “Nia” Purpose

Nia – Purpose To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Greeting: Habara Gani? (“What the news?”) Response: Nia (Principle of the Day is the response.) On the fifth day of Kwanzaa the family lights the green candle. This candle is symbolic of the prosperity and …

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Dec 28

Kwanzaa: “Ujima” Collective Work and Responsibility

Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together. Greeting: Habara Gani? (“What the news?”) Response: Ujima (Principle of the Day is the response.) The (Charles H.) Wright Museum for African-American History will have three city-wide and family friendly …

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Dec 27

Kwanzaa: “Kujichagulia” Self-Determination

Kujichagulia – Self-Determination To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. Greeting: Habara Gani? (“What the news?”) Response: Kujichagulia (Principle of the Day is the response.) The (Charles H.) Wright Museum for African-American History will have three city-wide and family friendly Kwanzaa events from 6-9pm on Thursday December 26, Saturday December 28, and …

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Dec 26

Kwanzaa: “Umoja” Unity

Umoja  – Unity To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. Greeting: Habara Gani? (“What the news?”) Response: Umoja (Principle of the Day is the response.) The (Charles H.) Wright Museum for African-American History will have three city-wide and family friendly Kwanzaa events from 6-9pm on Thursday December 26, …

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Dec 26

Kwanzaa App on iTunes!

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Re-post with corrections: One of the newest Apps by Apple for the holiday season: the “Kwanzaa” App is available for the second year in a row in the “Holiday Cheer” section! You can use this app any time of the year to know more information of the Kwanzaa festivities. It is also a great way …

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Dec 25

Seven Days of Kwanzaa!

Have you ever heard of Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name.  Kwanzaa takes place from December 26th, to Janyary 1st, each of the seven days celebrates one of the seven core …

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Dec 27

Happy Kwanzaa! Day 2: Habara Gani? Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

  Kwanzaa Daily Greeting: Habara Gani? (What’s the news?)  Daily Answer: the name of the Principle of the Day The second Principle of Kwanzaa is “Kujichagulia” which is Swahili for  “Self-Determination”. To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.   You have choices: you can either name and define yourself or let …

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Dec 26

Happy Kwanzaa! Day 1: Habara Gani? Umoja (Unity)

Kwanzaa Daily Greeting: Habara Gani? (What’s the news?) Daily Answer: the name of the Principle of the Day The first principle of Kwanzaa celebrated on Day One is “Umoja” which is Swahili for “Unity”. To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. What actions can you take locally, nationally, or internationally to …

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