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Kuumba, The Sixth Principle of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa isn't only about practical ways of uplifting the community. The sixth principle - Kuumba - is the perfect example of this because it celebrates creativity."Creativity means to perform acts that leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it."-Dr. Maulana KarangaLighting the...


Nia, the Fifth Principle of Kwanzaa

It's not enough just to have money. Yes, you can pay the bills, buy food and other things you want, but your life will have much more meaning if your money is used for a purpose.Through the principle of Nia, Kwanzaa reminds us to put...


Ujamaa, The Fourth Principle of Kwanzaa

The fourth principle of Kwanzaa, Ujamaa, means cooperative economics. It's the foundation of what we've seen brought to life on social media with the popularity of the #BankBlack, #BuyBlack and #ShopBlack Movement.Light the Fourth CandleWe light the fourth candle, Ujamaa, in support of collective economics....


Ujima, The Third Principle of Kwanzaa

We devote the third day of Kwanzaa to Ujima - the principle of collective work and responsibility.Lighting the Third CandleWe light the green candle on the day of Ujima. Once the flame is lit, the glow of this candle symbolizes a flicker that means that...

Umoja - First Principle of Kwanzaa | OneUnited Bank

Umoja, The First Principle of Kwanzaa

The Kwanzaa celebration is an important part of our community's end-of-year holiday celebrations, and its first principle - "Umoja" which means unity - is at the core of who we are at OneUnited Bank.Umoja stresses the importance of togetherness for the family and the...

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