The Nguzo Saba

Umoja – Unity
To strive for a pincipled and harmonious togetherness in the family, community, nation and the global African community. Kujichagulia – Self-Determination
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves, instead of being defined, named, created for and spoken for by others.

Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility
To build and maintain our community together and make our sisters’ and brothers’ problems our problems and solve them together.

Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics

To build our own businesses, control the economics of our own community and share in all its work and wealth.

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 when we inherited it.

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