Tag Archives: Kwanzaa

By Maria Milligan
Jan 01, 2015

Faith and Resolve in the New Year

On this seventh day of Kwanzaa, the focus is faith (Imani): to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. It seems fitting that each New Year should start with a reaffirmation of our faith, both in ourselves and our mentors […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 30, 2014

A Bicycle—Device with Purpose

This Scoutmaster’s Minute, “A Bicycle,” helps us understand the meaning of purpose, the fifth day of Kwanzaa (Nia): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Have you ever thought about how a bicycle works? Most of us just hop on […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 29, 2014

Brigham Young, Leader of Cooperative Economics

In this fourth day of Kwanzaa, the focus is cooperative economics (or in Swahili, Ujamaa), which is to build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. This cooperative self-sufficiency can help communities be more financially independent while bringing people closer together. This concept was part of Brigham Young plans, […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 26, 2014

White and Celebrating Kwanzaa

Our family is quite an ethnic blend (Jewish, Asia Pacific American, African American and us, the older folks of european descent). As we adopted each child, my wife and I tried to give our children a sampling of their cultures. That’s when we came across Kwanzaa, an after Christmas-between-New Years-Thanksgiving celebration, or so we thought. (You can […]