December 30, 2006
HAPPY KWANZAA
Nation of Islam
Nation of Islam
Today I went to the Kwanzaa parade.
I was the only asian person at Kwanzaa.  People were all very friendly .
A sister from Nation of Islam gave me a free news paper called THE FINAL CALL.  
Here are some photos that I took at
Kwanza.
UMOJA
(UNITY) --To Strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

KUJICHAGULIA
(SELF DETERMINATION) --To define ourselves, names ourselves, create for ourselves
and speak for ourselves rather than to allow others to do these things for us.

UJIMA
(COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY) --To build and maintain our community
together to make our sister and brothers' problems our problems and to solve them
together.

UJAMAA
(COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS) --To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other
businesses and to profit from them together.

NIA
(PURPOSE) --To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our
community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

KUUMBA
(CREATIVITY) --To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our
community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it.

IMANI
(FAITH) --To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our
leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.