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

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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

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

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#DashikiDay

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

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#FlexinMyComplexion

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Mom Creates Doll With Fully Styleable and Washable Natural Hair

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

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About Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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4 years ago

Good list. Always wish there was more.

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