The 7 Kwanzaa Principles Are Universal…

Today, December 26, begins the celebration of Kwanzaa, until January 1, 2022.

Each day is dedicated to one of the seven principles which are as follows:

  1. Umoja – Unity
  2. Kujichaguilia – Self-Determination
  3. Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility
  4. Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics
  5. Nia – Purpose
  6. Kuumba – Creativity
  7. Imani – Faith

These seven principles, or Nguzo Saba in Kiswahili, are universal in their practice and purpose…something we can all engage in dedicating ourselves to observe and practice…everyday.

This is the time for families and communities to come together to remember the past and to celebrate African American culture…The diversity of humankind declares in every voice…every holiday observed…in every Race…Creed…and Culture…the importance and contributions…the struggles…atrocities…victories…losses…successes…any and all imaginable hills…valleys…mountains and challenges…human created…or created by forces out of humankind’s control…have concluded with survival and the recognition of the best of the human spirit…in the community and family of human beings…known as the Human Race.

Let us choose a principle…or all seven, and practice making significant contributions to the growth and continuity of our human family and communities…

We must learn to understand and embrace our connectivity to one another….celebrate it…nurture it…protect it…respect it…love it.

It has never been about declaring “separatism” in any form…yet we have come to create schisms to stand apart and divide our family…and our communities…

God or the force you believe to accept…created diversity to test the human spirit…to test it’s acceptance of beauty…and how it is defined…in your eyes…In God’s eyes…the beauty of every diverse creation is loved…cherished…and uplifted…God does not differentiate…the condemnation comes from the lack of love….How deep and comprehensive is humankind’s understanding and practice of Love?

Start by celebrating Kwanzaa…the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are Universal…

Educate yourself to the beauty of diversity…

Strive to understand…and practice the multiverse of Love…

Happy Kwanzaa!!!!

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