Happy Kwanzaa, everybody! We are on day five of the week-long non-religious celebration designed to strengthen the family and community by practicing the Nguzo Saba or Seven Principles.
Umoja [OO-MO-JAH] ("U-N-I-T-Y" Queen Latifah) - To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, race. (Black Candle)
"There is a battle to be fought, there are obstacles to be overcome. There is a world struggle for human dignity to be won. Let us address ourselves seriously to the supreme tasks that lie ahead." Kwame Nkrumah
Kujichagulia [KOO-GEE-CHA-GOO-LEE-YAH] (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. (Red Candle)
"Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will." Marcus Mosiah Garvey
"I freed thousands of slaves, I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves." Harriet Ross Tubman
"I am not a millionaire, but I hope to be some day, not for the money, but because I could do so much to help my race." Madame C.J. Walker
"Policies change, programs change, according to time. But objectives never changes. You might change your method of achieving the objective, but the objective never changes. Our objective is complete freedom, complete justice, complete equality, by any means necessary." Malcolm X
"Potential powers of creativity are within us and we have the duty to work asssduously to discover these powers." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Keep the faith, baby." Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Quotes from Pyramid Design Enterprises' KWANZAA MOBILE
Kwanzaa is actually more than a celebration; it is a way of life. Celebrate Kwanzaa all year long!