by Akilah “Kiki” Monifa
Oakland–Habari Gani? (What’s the News?): Umoja (Unity) The first of the seven days of Kwanzaa. Umoja means unity–the care for each other that brings us together like sister and brother.
Kwanzaa is a special celebration to strengthen our ties with those who share our very special heritage. During this time you are specially remembered and wished all that Kwanzaa means.
Nguzo Saba the seven social principles represent values African-Americans can reference for guidance in life.