Kwanzaa 2022

Yep…it’s that time of the year again.

Habari Gani? Kwanzaa!

New house. New dining room. New candles, which almost did not get here in time and are impossible to find at the price that I pay for them. Same kinara set. Same dedication to celebrating my culture and honoring the Nguzo Saba (the seven principles).

UMOJA: Unity

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Jenise and I actually moved back to the neighborhood where we both grew up and went to school in as children. I was only there for six years, but the bulk of my childhood memories are from that area of Northwest Philly. It is the place that pops into my mind when someone says the word community, because it feels most like home to me. And now, I have returned as an adult, having spent almost forty years away from this place, being not much more than a visitor.

How do I reconnect and rejoin this community? That is my challenge.

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