Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by QUEEN ABENA, Dec 26, 2006.
TO ALL THOSE
HAPPY KWANZAA to you Sistah ABENA...
Today, we are placing emphasis on UMOJA (Unity).
To accompany my Fruit Fast (being that we exchange fruit during get-togethers around this time of the year), I am praying that at least SOME of us can come together in the name of UMOJA with those of us who we have never met before.
to the 7 principles...............
peace to you Queen!
Happy Kwanzaa Family
Kwanzaa is based on the Nguzo Saba (seven guiding principles), one for each day of the observance, and is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.
Umoja (oo-MO-jah) Unity stresses the importance of togetherness for the family and the community, which is reflected in the African saying, "I am We," or "I am because We are."
Kujichagulia (koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) Self-Determination requires that we define our common interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community.
Ujima (oo-GEE-mah) Collective Work and Responsibility reminds us of our obligation to the past, present and future, and that we have a role to play in the community, society, and world.
Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah) Cooperative economics emphasizes our collective economic strength and encourages us to meet common needs through mutual support.
Nia (NEE-yah) Purpose encourages us to look within ourselves and to set personal goals that are beneficial to the community.
Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah) Creativity makes use of our creative energies to build and maintain a strong and vibrant community.
Imani (ee-MAH-nee) Faith focuses on honoring the best of our traditions, draws upon the best in ourselves, and helps us strive for a higher level of life for humankind, by affirming our self-worth and confidence in our ability to succeed and triumph in righteous struggle.
Peace and Love Family
May Your new year be filled with all the blessings that you want and desire thru out the coming year. Hawkkman
Happy Kwanzaa Family
Those are NOT the Nguzo Saba (7 Principles of Kwanzaa) though they've been falsely promoted as such through the white owned media.
The only authentic 7 principles are as follows. (If you compare them to the false 7 principles, you will see why an attempt is being made to change them to make white people feel comfortable--the are much more specific and unabashedly pro-black autonomy.)
December 26 - Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
December 27 - Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
December 28 - Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
December 29 - Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
December 30 - Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
December 31 - 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 we inherited it.
January 1 - Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
For more information, go to www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org. The information there is the standard of comparison for all others.
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