Happy Kwanzaa

Today marks the start of Kwanzaa. This holiday was created in 1966-1967 by Maulana Karenga. This holiday was created to celebrate African heritage in African-American culture and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

The seven principles or Nguzo Saba which are the seven principles of African Heritage celebrated each day. They are as follows:
Umoja: Unity

Kujichagulia: Self Determination

Umija: Collective Work and Responsiblity

Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics

Nia: Purpose

Kuumba: Creativity

Imani: Faith

These seven principles are very important in building the Black Culture and Maintaining Our Strength. Think and ponder on these principles during the next 7 days.

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