Tag Archives: kwanzaa

Kwanzaa ’06: Imani

Faith. You can rattle off any definition you like: the evidence of things not seen; one of the three great things (along with hope and love); a George Michael album, if you like. Torichan attended a couple of celebrations, Eros Comes In Black Satin did it up proud. Nyasha Nicole had a nice tiny capture […]

Kwanzaa ’06: Kuumba

(cross-posted at ALLABOUTGEORGE.com) Creativity. It's like Butterfly FX says: Take time to be creative whether in the kitchen, with a music score, the brush, the clippers, the microphone, the computer, with your happy feet, your hands, your vocal chords or guitar chords. We have a creativity that can teach and heal. That'll work. As will […]

Kwanzaa ’06: Nia

(cross-posted at ALLABOUTGEORGE.com) Purpose. It ain't all about a great Blackalicious album, neither. 😉 Nia (+ Bonus Tracks) Blackalicious Jasmyne Cannick's got the definition and Black My Story and Deep Brown Girl at Just Sista Things (1, 2) weigh in briefly, but Linda takes a more personal and reflective tack on it. That makes me […]

Kwanzaa ’06: Ujamaa

(cross-posted from ALLABOUTGEORGE.com) Cooperative economics, right? Soulsearching's got the definition and DarkStar takes it on further. My thought? What does that mean in an attention economy where some small amount of, well, somebody's dollars can hinge on whether you click on this-here link to take you to that-there Web site or blog? If attention is […]

Kwanzaa ’06: Ujima

Collective work and responsibility means looking out for each other. We don't do that, what's the point? What it means to Eric V. Copage: […] It means listening to one another. It means being part of the brainstorming for a solution. If a black friend is looking for a job, it means going through our […]

Kwanzaa ’06: Kujichagulia

Self-determination is more than just a notion, according to Sassy Redbone: Take a moment today to think on the labels that have been flung at you. Are you reinforcing them? Are you doing it because you want to or are you scared to move outside of the box??? It is uncomfortable and it is scary […]

Kwanzaa ’06: Umoja

(Crossposted from ALLBOUTGEORGE.com) About half a dozen blogs fall into a category I'd call "practical magic": Lifehacker-like advice for right speech, thought and action. I'll list them at some point, but the one that comes to mind most readily today is the indispensable So what can I do?, who last year just so happened to […]