Hidden Colors 2

in the spirit of

Cooperative Economic


we watched

Hidden Colors 2

hidden colors1

I learned a lot of very interesting things about our people that i believe ties directly into the 4th Principal of Kwanzaa

Ujamaa poster RGB

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2nd day of Kwanzaa ~ Kujichagulia (Self – Determination)

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

Kujichagulia (KOO-GEE-CHA-GOO-LEE-YAH) Self-Determination requires that we define our common interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community.

(click the Haylock picture to us celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa Umoja (Unity)

haylock family

We will define our common interest and make decisions that better not just us,but our family and community.

Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

said it this way:

Young women, young men of color,we add our voices to the voices of your ancestors who speak to you over ancient seas and across impossible mountain tops.

Come up from the gloom of national neglect, you have already been paid for.

Come out of the shadow of irrational prejudice, you owe no racial debt to history.

The blood of our bodies and the prayers of our souls have bought you a future free from shame and bright beyond the telling of it.


let us decide what is best for the whole, submit to our elders and chose to be self – determined to rise.

offended much?

watch how you react in uncomfortable settings or when uncomfortable subjects are brought up…do you get defensive, offended, do you deflect or flee…your reactions to challenging moments and subjects speaks to your maturity and willingness to grow or your immaturity and fear of growth