Imani || Faith
To believe with all our hearts in ourselves, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Kuumba || Creativity
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Nia || Purpose
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Just because you’re mad at someone doesn’t mean you stop loving them.
Eeek. Love. <3
Ujama || Cooperative Economics
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and others businesses and to profit from them together.
I swear it can be the hardest thing to get the thoughts in my head to stay still enough for me to really make sense of them. So instead of deciphering the jumble, I tumble.
Ujima || Collective Work and Responsibility
To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.
Kujichagulia || Self-Determination
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
I never forget to count my blessings, and I’ll continue to be thankful to have him at my side. Through thick and thin we’re still pushing forward, only getting stronger through the struggles.