Remember? For us by us
build our foundation
Yesterday marked the fourth day of the seven day Kwanzaa celebration. Ujamaa means we should support local businesses to build a community that every person can enjoy. For African Americans, that means unabashedly supporting Black businesses and financial institutions. No purchase is too big or small to make a difference for one and all.
Nia △ Purpose
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness (Karenga, 1966).
Without knowing why
we would never get very far
Nia — our purpose
Today marks the fifth day of the seven day Kwanzaa celebration. Nia is the driving purpose for improving conditions for Black people and their communities. Without purpose, people wander around in despair. Each person can do their part in ensuring we restore our people to their original greatness — before colonialism. Remember that each one can teach one. Let’s ensure we live our lives with purpose.
If you want to learn more about the Kwanzaa celebration, feel free to review the meaning of the principles in the article below:
Karenga, M. (1966). Official Kwanzaa Website. Retrieved December 14, 2020, from https://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.html