Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. Lets start our New Year with faith, that this year will be better. Let us learn from the years before, repeat and advance what has worked well. This year we are a new people. We walk with God, and the angels are our ancestors. We spread the message of faith, and fight with words of prayer. Prayer and silence are our weapons. “We shall overcome”….today! We are a people of faith, spiritual beings have a humanistic … Continue reading Kwanzaa: Imani: Faith
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. Lets procreate art work, paint our street, plant trees, plant flowers; live creatively. Create our version of heaven, our perceptions of heaven and make it happen. Why die to experience beauty and tranquility when we can make it happen here. Lets make the heavens proud. Lets recycle, reduce our carbon foot print and save this planet. Save the animals. See beauty in nature, beauty in seasons, beauty in calamity. Lets purposefully … Continue reading Kwanzaa: Kuumba:
Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Knowing ones purpose is the greatest gift God could give an individual. It means less years being lost. No matter what your purpose is, no matter the size of ones calling we should use it to build each other up. Not for wealth because that goes no where when we die. But for legacy and unto our culture, to start the healing process of us as a people/nation. The Black Voice has been strong in some … Continue reading Kwanzaa: Nia (Purpose): WE are MORE!
Ujamaa (cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. Lets do three thing this year #eatlocal #drinklocal #shoplocal Joyous Kwanzaa Continue reading Kwanzaa: Ujima “Keep it local”