Monthly Archives: December 2016

Habari Gani? Kuumba!

I was always taught to leave things in better condition than when I found them – and that’s what this 6th day of Kwanzaa is all about!

Habari Gani? Nia!

When you use your skills and interests to help solve community issues, you are stepping into your “purpose,” in terms of being a productive and proactive member of society. But for me, there are a few different layers to the concept of purpose.

Habari Gani? Ujamaa!

It’s important to help each other to get ahead by patronizing our own businesses and organizations whenever possible. I plan to make more of a commitment to this in the coming year, and I hope you’ll join me!

Habari Gani? Ujima!

As the new year approaches, I hope you can use this third principle of Kwanzaa as a catalyst to start working toward the types of changes that you’d like to see in your community!

Habari Gani? Kujuchagulia!

Since we live in a nation that is heavily influenced by European culture, it shouldn’t be surprising or troubling that European culture is predominant and beloved. What should trouble us, though, is how easily we have fallen prey to lies about who we are and what we can accomplish. Find out how this 2nd principle of Kwanzaa can help you to understand our heritage and reach your fullest potential.

Habari Gani? Umoja! 

Habari Gani (What’s the news)? The principle of the day is Umoja – or unity! Find ways to celebrate unity in your life this Kwanzaa and everyday.

Why I Celebrate Kwanzaa

There are a lot of misconceptions about what Kwanzaa is and why it is celebrated. For me, Kwanzaa represents an intentional move toward learning about, owning, and celebrating my heritage. I hope you’ll tag along as I share the Nguzo Saba and what they mean for my family and me!