Today is the first day of the seven-day celebration known as Kwanzaa. For seven days, one of seven principles, the Nguzo Saba, is celebrated. The principles reinforce core values that strengthen families and build Black communities. There are also Kwanzaa symbols that significant and instructive.
Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday. It is not anti-religious, there is a difference. Kwanzaa discourages giving in to materialism which plagues the black community and prevents us from re-ascending to our rightful place of power in the world.
Now, more than ever, Black people, regardless of birth place need to adopt the Kwanzaa lifestyle. As traditional opportunities for providing financially for our families fade, as automation eliminates jobs and economic globalization respects no borders, we must adapt and work together if we are to survive and thrive as a people.
Visit KwanzaaMiami29.eventbrite.com to celebrate with us on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054.