Hot 107-3 Jamz Celebrates The 51st Annual Kwanzaa Celebration! Principal Two: Kujichagulia
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Today (December 27) is the second 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 second principal of Kwanzaa: KUJICHAGULIA (SELF DETERMINATION)
We light the red candle for Kujichagula, for "self-determination" this symbolizes the fight to preserve as we work hard to overcome discrimination and adversity in our day to day lives. This is a call for African American people to define, defend, and develop ourselves instead of allowing or encouraging others to do this.
Practice KUJICHAGULA every day!