From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, these days are dedicated to the seven principles - Nguzo Saba - focusing on African philosophy that encompasses the mutual and interactive relationship with family, community, and the world.
We invite you to consider with us the principles of Nguzo Saba over the next seven days. These principles represent values that can strengthen our lives, our families, and our communities, whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or not.
This celebration introduces timeless principles rooted in our African heritage that provide an anchor for our sojourn in the global society. If you are a baby boomer or a member of the millennial generation, consider these principles as you prepare for 2016 and the years to come. Click Here to share your comments.
THE FIRST DAY OF KWANZAA
Umoja (ooh-MOE-jah) means Unity, and it is the principle for the first day of Kwanzaa. Our families and communities need unity in order for them to be productive and to survive. On this day, we pledge to strive for -- and to maintain -- unity in the family, in the community, in the nation that we have helped to build, and with our PEOPLE.
Roger Madison, CEO