drawing by Zac Rodgers
Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder Maulana Karenga called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba—the seven principles of African Heritage), which Karenga said “is a communitarian African philosophy,” consisting of what Karenga called “the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world. The celebration had some traction years back, though currently not very popular here in the USA … a la 2% ( like Jazz? ) .. still, potent !
hmmm .. Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics , Purpose, Creativity, Faith … Geez.. you’d think that woulda taken off ! And just L I S T E N to this, S A Y A L O U D — > Umoja, Ujima, Kujichagulia, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, Imani …. as sonorous and spiritual as a mantra or a John Robinson/ Lil Sci lyric …
Dr. Karenga did not host the MTV Music Awards … but Russell Brand has! .. and he now crows, it was a total charade. The preceding link is the October BBC interview with Jeremy Paxman … over and undertones of George Carlin and Jay Billington Bullworth and Dylan Ratigan .. though framed by Russell’s gorgeous curls, a lovely beard, flashing eyes and teeth ... Geez … you’d think this would take off ? Looks like it is ! (see Kwanzaa, above )… it’s said if you are not angry, you are not paying attention .. careful though … be sure to wick it, shake it off ! Keep Shakin’Your Beauty !
There is alot more to say about all this, that’s likely what the next 500 years is for .. so let’s see, be, do, .. and accentuate the positive .. don’t mess with Mr. In Between … peoplovpeacecopowerunity !
The evolution will be broadcast .. and needs a soundtrack .. worldOne ! ... Geez … you’d think this too would take off !
Though, we do cherish our solace and retreat … We here at worldOne Heartquarters enjoyed a Holy Spoon this early AM .. all hearts and hips and purrrrpurrrpurrrrhh …after mixing several hours of pre-dawn mixology–>
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