01 January 2014

WHY WE SHOULD CELEBRATE KWANZAA: REVISTED


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.
 



Links:

The Kwanzaa Season And Economics, Black Commentator

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm making it a point this year to educate my kids on Kwanzaa. Thank you for re-sharing this as a reminder that as a culture we need to continue to educate ourselves and our children to keep these traditions alive and thriving.

Carolyn Moon said...

@Michelle: Absolutely! The children are our future and we must prepare them to take on the world with pride, ownership, knowledge and confidence. I always look forward to your visits and the sharing of your opinions and insight. Harambee!!

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