We need Kwanzaa more than ever this year | Michael W Twitty | Comment is free | The Guardian

Afroculinaria

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/26/black-lives-kwanzaa-2014

My contribution to the Guardian in honor of Kwanzaa, in which we are in the midst, the seven day harvest festival, a time to recommit to action and reflection to values that work together for the good of the community.

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THE AFRO-CULINARY NGUZO SABA

Nguzo Saba (the Seven Principles): 
Umoja (Unity)
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
Ujima(Collective Work&Responsibility)
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
Nia(Purpose)
Kuumba (Creativity)
Imani(Faith).

1. Unity: Where the boat picked us up is more important than where it dropped us off. We celebrate our culinary heritage as African people all around the globe. We support each other and celebrate our foodways from sea to sea, land to land.

2. Self-Determination: We have an obligation to organize, construct and maintain our own food systems. Culinary justice and food sovereignty are all about self-determination. We determine and protect our culinary narrative and it’s integrity.

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3. Collective work and responsibility: No one person can cook, write our food history…

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Hi, my name is Heather and I live in Barbados. I started this blog to promote my country as well as the Caribbean region and also for light hearted interests like the love of landscapes, architecture, history and writing. While the purpose is clear, the precise content is not so I am going to ramble on on this journey to fulfillment of musing on things worthwhile, not the usual humdrum of existence. If ever, you think there is something I should consider for my musings, just let me know.

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