This is a re-publishing of a 12/27/11 post I wrote on Kwanzaa. Unfortunately, the decline in the public observances continue to persist. Bro. Hicks at the Electronic Village website published an article on "Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity)" which should be reviewed by all as well as the links provided below.
|Photo Credit: Jeffrey Scott Thomas|
Kwanzaa public observances are waning for many reasons, e.g., confusion with Christmas celebration, disrespect and malice toward the creator of Nguzo Saba and the list goes on.
There are three links provided that make it clear why we shouldn't discard the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) and why if practiced daily; our communities would become more vibrant and less dependent on systems that promote dependency and the erosion of the family.
I won't be redundant, hence the links. Please visit these sites and the references that they provide to become more educated about this worthy cultural and spiritual rite.