Thursday, May 3, 2018

Why #kwanzaa365 is on GNJ

Peace Tribe:

In GNJ we practice our principles 7 days a week. We are in a constant state of Nationbuilding. We have decided to take possesion of one of most important elements in this world, time. We have taken possession of our time, and using our principles we have structured our days into a weapon for liberation. Since days of the week are used, I figured we might as well put the principle of Kujichagulia to work, and define the days in a way that will empower us and our children. By taking possession of the days of the week, we symbolicly take control of our time, and with that our lives. We use the power to define to change  the titles of the days of the week into something that we can use to keep us grounded in our culture. Rather than calling on the names that have been given to us we use the Nguzo Saba. This plugs us into our principles which empowers us.
For those of us who take this serious, the principles are more than something that we recite during the Kwanzaa. These principles have to flood our very existence in how will deal with each other and the world. Principles inform us and link to that which is higher and that thing is culture. Culture is the driving force of a people and it is the tool that they use to elevate and maintain themselves. So join us as we strive to work and build a better future for ourselves and our children.