Ujima △ Collective Work & Responsibility

My brother, sister

let’s solve problems together

you are not alone

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 (Karenga, 1966).

Today marked the third day of the seven day celebration. Ujima refers to collective work and responsibility. Within a community, every person matters. Their problems become my problems and mine become theirs. Stronger together, we can accomplish great things when we accept and honor our commitments to helping one another. Say it loud. Say it proud. Black Lives Matter.

If you want to learn more about the Kwanzaa celebration, feel free to review the meaning of the principles in the article below:


Karenga, M. (1966). Official Kwanzaa Website. Retrieved December 14, 2020, from

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