Today is the first day of Kwanzaa beginning a 7-day non-religious celebration in African American Ancestral roots that will last until January 1st.

Kwanzaa means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili.

According to CNN The 7 principles of Kwanzaa were created back in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor of Pan African Studies at California University at Long Beach.

So for the next few days, I will enlighten you on the 7 principles!

Today is UMOJA= Unity to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

 

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If you want more information on how it started and how and why it is celebrated check this out:

 

B106 enlightening you with the 7 principles of Kwanzaa!