kwanzaa

The White House issued the following statement from the Obamas on Friday: “Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday…

“Finally, in our world and time when words of hope and change evaporate into business as usual, when peace is postponed for war, social programs put on hold, bankers bailed out and the poor erased from the agenda, Imani (Faith) offers a shield against despair, cynicism and paralyzing disappointment. Faith calls us to believe in […]

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  Today is Day 6  and the focus is 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. Kuumba principle demands continuous improvement in personal and family and social matters. George Washington Carver teaches us […]

“In a world where greed, resource seizure, and plunder have been globalized with maximum technological and military power, we must uphold the principle and practice of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) or shared work and wealth. This principle reaffirms the right to control and benefit from the resources of one’s own lands and to an equitable and […]

KUJICHAGULIA: “In a time in which occupation and oppression of countries and peoples are immorally presented as necessary and even salvational, the principle of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) rejects this and reaffirms the right of persons and peoples to determine their own destiny and daily lives; to live in peace and security; and to flourish in freedom […]

Elev8 would like to wish you and your family a Happy Kwanzaa this season. “The Kwanzaa Song” by William Scott Related Articles: Day 1 Celebration of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity)

I graduated from California State University Long Beach where the founder and creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karanga, taught African American studies. At that time, I didn’t have great knowledge of the significance of the holiday but I saw its impact. As people pledged Black Greek letter organizations, many of the line member adopted the […]

In 1966 Dr Maulana Karenga created an Afro-American holiday designed to honor African heritage and tradition called Kwanzaa. The week long celebration is observed between…

“Finally, in our world and time when words of hope and change evaporate into business as usual, when peace is postponed for war, social programs put on hold, bankers bailed out and the poor erased from the agenda, Imani (Faith) offers a shield against despair, cynicism and paralyzing disappointment. Faith calls us to believe in […]

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. Kuumba principle demands continuous improvement in personal and family and social matters. George Washington Carver teaches us all that “No one has a right to come in to […]