The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa [VIDEO]
Kwanzaa runs from December 26th through January 1st and celebrates the culture of African people.
Kwanzaa is based on these seven principles
Success starts with Unity. Unity of family, community, nation and race.
To be responsible for ourselves. To create your own destiny.
(oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility
To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community.
(oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics
To build, maintain, and support our own stores, establishments, and businesses.
To restore African American people to their traditional greatness. To be responsible to Those Who Came Before (our ancestors) and to Those Who Will Follow (our descendants).
Using creativity and imagination to make your communities better than what you inherited.
Believing in our people, our families, our educators, our leaders, and the righteousness of the African American struggle.