Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Nia. Purpose. I have, for a very long time, struggled to find meaning in that word. Purpose. Even as I write it, I find it funny that I decided to choose … Continue reading
Kwanzaa is a very important celebration for our heritage. It’s an international non-religious and non-heroic holiday to bring unity into the community. Today’s Kwanzaa principle is Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah), “Creativity.” Making the community better and more beautiful. To do always as much as we can to make our community more beautiful.
Ed Sargent is the do-it-yourself force behind Weekend Food Projects. His blog is dedicated to food, food issues, and food photography with a strong focus on organic, local ingredients and his experimental trials in the kitchen. Today, Ed celebrates Imani, or faith.
Seletta “Luna” Raven lives in Oakland, California. She is the woman and spirit behind Luna’s Kitchen Magic. In her own space, Luna shares the foods that resonate with herself and loved ones whom reap the benefits of her cooking. Today, she shares her views on Ujamaa, or cooperative economics. My family has never celebrated Kwanzaa. … Continue reading
Chrystal Baker is the co-founder and co-editor of The Duo Dishes. The recipe and events blog has served as a place to share original and adapted recipes with friends, family and readers worldwide. Today, Chrystal shares her views on Ujima, or collective work and responsibility. I have always felt that a community is a community … Continue reading