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The Fifth Day of Kwanzaa

The Nefer

This date is the fifth day of Kwanzaa. The day focuses on Nia the Swahili word for purpose.

This fifth principle of the Nguzo Saba is a dedication to the collective vocation of building, developing, and defending our community, its culture, and history. We do this to regain our historical initiative and greatness as a people, and to add goodness and beauty in the world. The hieroglyph Nefer-ancient Egyptian (picture) symbolizes beauty and good.

Nia focuses on black people as heirs and custodians of a great legacy, who bear a generational responsibility, and are urged to join together for personal and social purposes.

Reference:

Kwanzaa.org

Kwanzaa, A celebration of family, community, and culture
by Maulana Karenga,
University of Sankore Press, Los Angeles
Copyright 1998, by Malulana Karenga
ISBN 0-943412-21-8

New Poem Each Day

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To be a Negro on a day like this Demands forgiveness. Bruised with blow on blow, Betrayed, like him whose woe dimmed eyes gave bliss, Still must one succor... AT THE CLOSED GATE OF JUSTICE by James David Corrothers.
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