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Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Ujima Day

December 28, 2015
Kwanzaa The First Fruits Celebration Ujima Day

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa, a celebration of the principle Ujima, Collective Work and Responsibility: “The mutual responsibility to care for and assist each other in times of need, and to support each other’s aspirations and life’s goals. The Ingathering  On Ujima Day, the family ingathering centers on mutual aid and responsibility...
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Ujima Day

December 28, 2014
Ujima Day

Third Day of Kwanzaa UJIMA (00-GEE-MA) COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY: To build and maintain our community together and make our sister’s and brother’s problems our problems and solve them together. The third principle, Ujima, encourages self-criticism and personal evaluation, as it relates to the common good of the family/community. Without collective work and struggle,...
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Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima: Third Day of Kwanzaa

December 27, 2012
Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima: Third Day of Kwanzaa

HAPPY KWANZAA A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture Ujima/Collective Work and Responsibility: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to work together with others to solve our family and community problems together and engage in collective projects that will advance the well-being of the family, neighborhood, and the common good.” Ujima Theme: “Be Watchful over Each...
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Umoja and the bonds of Sisterhood and Brotherhood

October 31, 2012
Umoja and the bonds of Sisterhood and Brotherhood

Sisterhood and Brotherhood run deep in the African American experience. It is both a term of endearment and a call to community, to fellowship, to union. The designation of sister and brother among blacks in America has both religious and social implications. Dating back to African American enslavement, the black church saw blacks linked...
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Ujima: Building Networks of Caring

October 22, 2012
Ujima: Building Networks of Caring

The African proverb says “a human being needs help.” The intent of this proverb, anchored in ethical and philosophical foundations of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, is just not to explain the world, but as APJ Roux asserts, “to prescribe a line of conduct.” In fact, in the context of the African worldview, humans...
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Ujima/Collective Work & Responsibility: Day Three of Kwanzaa

December 27, 2010
Ujima/Collective Work & Responsibility: Day Three of Kwanzaa

A Celebration of Family, Community and the Common Good Collective Work and Responsibility/Ujima To work in a cooperative manner to strengthen our families, understanding that the well-being of our families is connected to the well being of our neighborhoods; that everyone must be concern with the overall health of their family and neighborhood; and...
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Kwanzaa: 2010 Teachers Curriculum- Ujima Principle

December 9, 2010
Kwanzaa: 2010 Teachers Curriculum- Ujima Principle

A Note to Teachers on How Kwanzaa Can Be Used for All Students to Improve Academic and School Performance Kwanzaa was created in 1966 to introduce and reinforce 7 guiding principles which were viewed as essential to healthy personal, family, school, and neighborhood development.  Observed with fidelity, Kwanzaa can be a value added holiday,...
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Using the Kwanzaa Principle Ujima to Address the Current Crisis and Condition of American Youth

December 4, 2010

Research shows the health and well being of American children is worse than it was 50 years ago: there’s an epidemic of anxiety and depression among the young; aggressive behavior and delinquency rates in young children are rising; and empathy, the backbone of compassionate, moral behavior, has been shown to be decreasing among college...
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