Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kwanzaa Year Round

The Nguzo Saba 
Umoja - Unity
To strive for a principled and harmonious togetherness in the family, community, nation, and the global African community.
Kujichagulia - Self-Determination
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves, instead of being defined, named, created for and spoken for by others.
Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility
To build and maintain our community together and make our sisters' and brothers' problems our problems and solve them together.
Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics
To build our own businesses, control the economics of our own community and share in all its work and wealth.
Nia - Purpose
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba - Creativity
To do always as much as we can in the way we can in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it.
Imani - Faith
To believe with all our hearts in our Creator, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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