A note of appreciation to Dr. Maulena Karenga for creating Kwanzaa. In a world that turns everything into a celebration of materialism, it’s nice to have holiday that just doesn’t lend itself to that.
If we, and I do mean all of us’es but especially African Americans, would even half way practice the Nguzo Saba principles (in English and Kiswahili), things would be a whole lot better:
Unity … Umoja
Self Determination … Kujichagulia
Collective Work and Responsibility … Ujima
Cooperative Economics … Ujamaa
Purpose … Nia
Creativity … Kuumba
Faith … Imani
And a shout out to Google for recognizing.