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Mon, 12.27.2021

The Second Day of Kwanzaa

the Akan Throne

This date is the second day of Kwanzaa or Kujichaguli, meaning Self-determination in Swahili.

This second principle of the Nguzo Saba expresses itself in commitment and practice. It requires that African people define and develop themselves instead of allowing or encouraging others to do this.

It demands that we recover our memory and shape our world in our image and interest. Kujichagulia focuses on defining identity, and Afro-centric thought and practice.


Kawanza: 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

Poetry Corner

From deep sleep I sat upright And clutched his new lapels, For he was laughing. Back from the dead He came, I say, Laughing I asked not "Are you not dead?" But "What is it?" His talcum chin, And pebbles eyes, And... NIGHTMARE by James Emanuel.
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