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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kwanzaa, A Matter of Principles & Black African History
Unity Consciousness #40

Summary:

Kwanzaa is for Africans outside of Africa. Even so, Kwanzaa is meant to unify and honor Africans everywhere. Kwanzaa's objective is to help motivate, honor and educate our nation towards a more constructive, healing future. We must continue to utilize and improve upon ideas, such as Kwanzaa, that promote personal growth combined with African consciousness.

Full Text:

Identity is important. Know yourself is the core focus to get to that identity. Kwanzaa helps connect us to this identity as individuals and as a nation. Kwanzaa and Black History are pieces of the cultural puzzle to help readjust our vision to the true image of who we are and help establish traditions that are beneficial to us. We must continue to utilize and improve upon ideas, such as Kwanzaa, that promote personal growth combined with African consciousness.

Kwanzaa is intended to give Africans outside of Africa who are disconnected from African traditions, a holy observance to celebrate and build good foundational habits and values. The objective of Kwanzaa is to help motivate, honor and educate our nation towards a more constructive, healing future.

Africans outside of Africa have inherited holidays and traditions from a Western devaluing system that is anti-African and anti-Creator. Kwanzaa is a holy observance of our own creation, designed from components of our African heritage. Kwanzaa holds sacred the harvesting of abundance within self, among ourselves and from the fields of Creation. If we are going to improve, we must support and uphold everything that reflects our ancestry.

Kwanzaa was never intended to become credible by having Africans in the Motherland identify with it. They have traditional observances to keep them connected to unifying values within self and outside of self. Kwanzaa is for Africans who are not connected to traditional observances. Umoja is first because Kwanzaa's idea is to unite identity and knowledge of self in the individual with identity and knowledge of self as an African nation – at home (Africa) and elsewhere. Kwanzaa is a bridge between all the continents, islands and different names Africans currently go by, not the Westernized Divide.

Historically and currently, many groups copy African thought. Today, many Africans copy Western thought and practices. This reversal of focus and behavior is inappropriate if we Africans are to transcend and transform our situation as a nation. Read the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) of Kwanzaa and be receptive to instruction. Knowledge and awareness are empowering and will guide us through these purposely confusing times. Even so...

Memories of ourselves are becoming clearer
Africa within is drawing nearer.


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2. ”African Consciousness & Justice For All Is Optimal Theory Based On Optimal Practice”

3. Black African History | General Facts & Understanding

4. Africans, The Great, Our Story Is Not A Mystery

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6. Think Kuji! Think!| Kujichagulia & Kwanzaa

7. Kwanzaa, Kuumba & Creativity Poem

8. Kwanzaa & Karenga | Unity Consciousness #56

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