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Kwanzaa Day 6, Kuumba is in our Blood, Creativity is our Breath

Kuumba means Creativity Creativity is in our blood, we create as naturally as we breath. From music to clothing, businesses, inventions, hair styles, instruments and more; creativity is a part of our culture. During this sixth day of Kwanzaa I challenge each of us to tap into our creative spaces. Practicing our creativity clears the mind and the heart in…

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Kwanzaa’s Fifth Day Celebrates Nia, Purpose

Nia means Purpose On the fifth day we think about the principal of purpose which is popularly defined as, “To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.”Our traditional greatness is dependent on each of our individual greatness. In order to unlock each of our individual greatness we…

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Recognizing Ujima, Celebrating Kwanzaa at Kuzzo’s

Ujima means Collective Work and Responsibility In thinking about Unity and Self-Determination an important aspect in order for both of these to function are collective work and responsibility. Collective work and responsibility spread the burden of obligation over multiple parties instead of them all falling onto an individual. Ujima is popularly described as, “To build and maintain our community together…

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