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Happy Kwanzaa!

For those of you who celebrate Kwanzaa, the first candle in the kinara will be lit this evening.

Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration rather than a religious one, invented in the 1960s by a California college professor and social activist.&nbsp  Kwanzaa was designed as a way for blacks to reconnect with and celebrate their history and culture.

Each night between December 26 and January 1, a candle is lit on a seven-slotted kinara, to commemorate the&nbsp  Nguzo Saba, the seven guiding principles:&nbsp  Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith.

If you celebrate the annual remembrance, I wish you a happy one.&nbsp  Otherwise, I wish you success in attaining those seven principles in abundance in 2010.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

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