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7 Affirmation for the Principles of Kwanzaa

7 Affirmation for the Principles of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a great time of the year to reflect on our history, values, and culture.

What Is Kwanzaa?
Professor Dr. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 to unite African Americans as a community. The week-long holiday has seven principles that focus on building and reinforcing our communities.

Affirmations for Kwanzaa Principles
During this year’s holiday, try these daily affirmations for the seven principles of Kwanzaa to help improve your mood and reinforce a positive relationship with yourself, your family, and your community.

  • Day 1: Umoja (Unity)
    “I am intentional about building and maintaining healthy relationships.”
  • Day 2: Kujichagulia (Self Determination)
    “Today I choose happy.”
  • Day 3: Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
    “I am not only serving, but I am also the one being served.”
  • Day 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
    “​​I celebrate and support Black-Owned businesses. When they thrive, we thrive.”
  • Day 5: Nia (Purpose)
    “The better I know myself, the clearer my purpose becomes.”
  • Day 6: Kumbaa (Creativity)
    “I am a creative being, and it’s my right to create.”
  • Day 7: Imani (Faith)
    I choose faith.”

The Ladipo Group was founded to increase access to Black therapists in Philadelphia and decrease the stigma of mental health treatment. With our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consulting, we collaborate with national and international organizations and institutions to create equitable spaces and opportunities for Black, Brown, and African Americans to thrive.