7 Principles of KWANZAA: Day 7 (Jan1) "Imani"

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org


Today’s focus principle is “Imani” which means “faith”.

*”To believe w all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle”.

In order to believe in a thing or in a person, you must have faith. In order to effect change, you must have faith in your own abilities!

Our community struggles due to lack of faith. In looking back in the days past, the “village” was our saving grace. We had “faith” in the fact that our neighbors would watch out for our children and our homes; we need to put faith back into our communities! I’ve stated all week that it starts in the home, and extends outward; we need to get back to a space where we are¬†showing our children what faith looks like and how it works! They are watching us…let them be the first to catch us rebuilding what was left to us by our predecessors…give them hope that they will have the same beautiful community!

*information obtained from the official Kwanzaa website. http://officialkwanzaawebsite.org

7 Principles if KWANZAA: Day 6 "Kuumba"

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

Today’s focus principle is “Kuumba” which means “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”.

To whom much is given, much is required. We have been tasked w rebuilding and reorganizing our community, and this responsibility is not to be taken lightly. We must all strive to bring change to the current state of our community, saving our children, taking care of our elderly gems, and spending time building a solid family foundation. It truly starts right in your home, and extends outward! Every little step in the right direction improves the steps taken!

*information obtained from the official Kwanzaa website.

7 Principles of KWANZAA: Day1 (Dec26) "Umoja"

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

photo taken from http://maulanakarenga.org

*Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa or Nguzo Saba, had the desire to highlight or drive direct focus to the greatest qualities and characteristics of the “first fruits” or harvest festivals that were celebrated throughout Africa!

*Today’s celebrated principle is Umoja (oo-Moh-jah) which means “Unity”. Defined, this principle advises that success starts w unity; unity of family, community, nation and race!

We cannot have a community without first coming together and realizing that we are ALL integral in the building up of the community, and strengthening the bonds with each other! Faith in our communities will bring about a necessary CHANGE in our communities!

Stay tuned each day for information on all of the principles, which will be outlined here!

Elle

*all information researched was obtained via Dr. Karenga’s webpage, or from the *.

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