Our Principles

The values that we adhere to as an organization

We operate on the 7 African Principles, based in the Kwanzaa tradition and value system.

UMOJA: Unity

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race

KUJICHAGULIA: Self-Determination

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves

UJIMA: Collective Work & Responsibility

To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together

UJAMAA: Cooperative Economics

To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other buisnesses and profit from them together

NIA: Purpose

To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness

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 be inherited it

IMANI: Faith

To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.