I said Habari gani?
What the hell am I talking about, you say?
Do you mean to tell me you don’t know what “Habari gani?” means, or that you’re supposed to reply with the Kwanzaa principle of the day?
Could it be that you don’t celebrate Kwanzaa?
Don’t sweat your weave out. Me, either.
For the record, “Habari gani?” is the greeting of the day during Kwanzaa, which runs December 26 through January 1. It’s Swahili for “what’s the news?”, and is followed by someone else responding with the principal of the day.
Just so ya know, today’s principle is Ujima (oo-GEE-mah), which means collective work and responsibility.
Today, I’m taking it as my responsibility to do the work (as Iyanla Vanzant would say) and tell you that Kwanzaa just doesn’t work for me.