Stacey Abrams Exemplifies the Kwanzaa Principle of Imani—Consciously Moving Forward Against Forces Seen and Unseen

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The last day of Kwanzaa is represented by the principle of Imani, or faith—the essence of what has gotten us through when there seemed no way out. Black people, in general, are a spiritual people. But we are also a people of faith, which is not necessarily attached to formal religion. In the words of the King James version of the Bible:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 1:1

Our ancestors, brought here in bloodied, excrement-encrusted, death-eating chains, saw Barack Obama, a man borne of a man of the continent and a woman from the heartland, who would one day rule the free world. That is the knowing, the intention, the realized dream of the slave. Visit www.theroot.com to read the full article. 

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