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Black People Learn About Kwanzaa

“You’re black, right? What is Kwanzaa?!”

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We asked our black coworkers if they know about Kwanzaa. Turns out, they don't.

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On each day you celebrate a new principle, but not before you wake up and say "Habari Gani," which means "what's up?" or "what's the news?"

The first day is all about Umoja, or unity. The second day you celebrate Kujichagulia, self determination. Day three is Ujima, which means collective work or responsibility. The fourth day is Ujamaa, cooperative economics. The fifth day is Nia, or purpose. The sixth day is Kuumba, which means creativity. And the seventh day is Imani, or faith.