Kuumba: Creativity

The sixth principle for Kwanzaa is Kuumba which means creativity:  To do always as much as we can in the way we can in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

As African people we have always been creative people. We innately have the ability to create things that boggle the mind.  Much of what we use today like the stop light, gas mask, cell phone, blood bank, potato chips, light bulb, and home security system were invented by African-American people.

Regardless of the abundance of inaccurate information, African-American have always been originators and leaders in the arts. As forerunners in creativity, we have the ability to create by simply bringing something out of nothing. When we are awakened to our true our identity and power we can tap into the phenomenal creative essence and ability of within and beautifully transform our communities and the worlds at large. We are a proud and powerful people.

Let’s decided today. Either we will allow the environment to stifle us and remain part of the matrix or we can become a catalyst for creative change leaving a legacy for the next generation to inherit. How will you share your creative ability with our community?


In peace and love,

Dr. Free

 Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

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Author: Dr. Free

Dr. Free is a veteran educator. Her area of expertise is African-centered education consulting. She is a life learner who is passionate about truth, liberation, and justice. Dr. Free strives to be true to herself. She expresses herself in a way that enhances the lives of others and she enjoys giving others the space and encouragment to do the same.

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