By Jazzmine Bates, Courier Staff Writer
Come celebrate at James Logan's Black Student Union's third annual Kwanzaa tomorrow at The Spot from 5:00 p.m.—8:00pm.
Started in 2007, the celebration features the dancing, performances and celebration that Kwanzaa is known for.
The celebration will have performances by the Dance and Step teams; there will also be refreshments.
Some mistake Kwanzaa as being part of Christmas, but it has its own meaning and is celebrated over a span of seven days.
The first day of Kwanzaa is "Umoja", which means unity. This is followed by "Kujchagalia," or "self-determination." The third day is known as "Ujima," collective work and responsibility. After comes cooperative economics, known as "Ujamaa." The fifth day is "Nia," which means "a sense of purpose." The last two days, respectively, are "Kumba" ("creativity") and "Imani" ("having faith").
These seven principles are believed to be the key to building a strong life and a productive family in the African communities. When celebrating, people often greet each other by saying "Habari gani," which is Swahili for "What's the news?"
Those interested in having a good time and celebrating traditional African culture should attend BSU's Kwanzaa celebration.