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Self-Determination: 7 Stories from 2015 That Highlight the Kwanzaa Principle of Kujichagulia

Habari Ghani! Sunday was the second day of Kwanzaa and now we’re highlighting stories we covered this year that fall under the first principle of Kujichagulia/Self-Determination.

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

“In a time in which occupation and oppression of countries and peoples are immorally presented as necessary and even salvational, the principle of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) rejects this and reaffirms the right of persons and peoples to determine their own destiny and daily lives; to live in peace and security; and to flourish in freedom everywhere.”-Dr. Maulana Karanga

Organization Seeks to Help Africans Get Rid of Their Colonial Names



‘Long Weave is No Longer the Standard for Black Models’: Angolan Model Discusses Her Big Chop



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‘I’m Tired of Apologizing for My Blackness’ Sudanese Model Writes Open Letter to the Fashion World




Mom Creates Doll With Fully Styleable and Washable Natural Hair


Stay tuned while we celebrate more of the Nguzo Sabo (7 principles).

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6 years ago

Good list. Always wish there was more.

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