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Umoja, the First Principle of Kwanzaa, Means ‘Unity’

Saturday, December 26, marks the first Day of Kwanzaa, a Kiswahili word representing the festival of “first fruits.” The Kwanzaa celebration is an important part of the African-American community’s end-of-year holiday celebrations, and its first principle – “Umoja,” which means unity. “The principle of Umoja (unity) speaks to our need to develop and sustain a […]