This video originally appeared on Dec. 19, 2017.

Have you ever looked at your kids and thought their little narrow behinds could show more appreciation for the countless Jordans and Apple products you buy them for Christmas? Have you been looking for seven ways to be a better person as you usher in the new year? Then it’s about time that you considered celebrating Kwanzaa.


Sure, Kwanzaa founder Maulana Karenga is allegedly highly problematic, but he did manage to create a holiday that is a celebration of black excellence. So instead of just telling you what the seven principles of Kwanzaa are, we figured we’d just tell you why your black ass should celebrate or at least care about Kwanzaa—the only holiday dedicated to making you a decent human being.


Pretty. Witty. Girly. Worldly. One who likes to party, but comes home early. I got stories to tell. Prince (yes, that Prince) called me excellence. Achievement unlocked.

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