Today (December 28th), we are in the fourth day of Kwanzaa.

From the official Kwanzaa website this holiday was created by Dr. Maulana Karanga, who is a professor of African Studies which last for seven days that focuses on the family, community, and culture around the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principals)

  • Umoja – Unity
  • Kujichagulia – Self Determination
  • Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility
  • Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics
  • Nia – Purpose
  • Kuumba – Creativity
  • Imani – Faith
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

This symbolizes commitment to the practice of shared social wealth and the work necessary to achieve it. Ujamaa also stresses self-reliance in building strengthening and controlling of the economics of our own community.

When businesses in our communities are doing well our economy thrives.  In other words the longer the dollars circulate in our communities the more families we help.

Join the Tyler Public Library for their annual Kwanzaa celebration starting at 6 p.m.