Category Archives: African American Culture

Henry Highland Garnet

Good morning family and friends! Celebrating accomplishments of African-Americans, Henry Highland Garnet is the first African-American to speak before the House of Representatives. He is also one of the founders of American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. He was born on December 23, 1815, and passed-on on February 13, 1882. http://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmerican100

7 Principles of Kwanzaa

The seven core principles of Kwanzaa are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Kwanzaa is acknowledged and celebrated from December 26th until January 1st. This is a very powerful value system which can be applied to our everyday lives. The seven core principles are known as (Nguzo Saba) and was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga  on September 7, 1965. This is a celebration of family, community, and culture.

The 7 Core Principles:

Umoja – (Unity), Kujichagulia -(Self-Determination), Ujima – (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamma (Cooperative Econmics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), Imani (Faith)

For more information to go the official Kwanzaa website http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml