President Obama and the first lady sent out Kwanzaa greetings Sunday on the first day of the seven-day celebration.Collective work and cooperative economics are some of our values?
"Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season," Obama said in a statement. "Today is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African American culture and heritage. The seven principles of Kwanzaa -- Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith -- are some of the very values that make us Americans."
The Kwanzaa holiday began in the U.S. in 1966, and the week culminates with a feast and gift-giving.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Aw: Obama Extends Wishes on Phony, Made-Up Holiday
It figures. A phony and his wife go out of their way to note the made-up celebration known as Kwanzaa.