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Denzel Washington

Celebrating accomplishments of an African-American actor, film-maker, leader, role model, father, and family man. Denzel Washington held an event that raised $17,000,000 for the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture. http://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmerican100

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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