Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kwanzaa Day 5: Nia

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Today is the celebration of Kwanzaa principle five: Nia - Purpose

To goal is to make a collective vocation, building and developing the community in order to restore Black people to their traditional greatness.  (That's a tall order!)

On this day a Zawadi (gift) that is meant to be educational, cultural or made by hand is exchanged. 

Did you know there's a film about Kwanzaa titled, "The Black Candle" directed by M.K. Assante Jr., narrated by Maya Angelou and featuring Chuck D? You can rent it on Netflix or purchase it directly from the filmmaker at the link provided.

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