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Today (December 31) is the sixth day of the 51st annual celebration of Kwanzaa.  From the official Kwanzaa website, this seven-day celebration was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of African Studies.  During the holiday families, along with their communities’ plan activities around the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principals)

  • Umoja – Unity
  • Kujichagulia – Self Determination
  • Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility
  • Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics
  • Nia – Purpose
  • Kuumba – Creativity
  • Imani – Faith

Here is the sixth principle of Kwanzaa:  KUUMBA (CREATIVITY)

Today we light the green candle for the sixth principle of Kwanzaa for Kuumba which symbolizes “creativity’.  We use our energy to create, build, and preserve a strong and vibrant community.  It is a commitment to being creative within the context of the national community vocation of restoring our people to their traditional greatness and thus leaving our community more beneficial and beautiful than each generation inherited it.

Practice KUUMBA every day!