Kwanzaa: Working together to build a community

By Bahiyah Shabazz, MBA

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Habari Gani?

The principles of Kwanzaa is absolutely great. It allows you to grow as an individual and community. Before you can love, help and grow a community it must begin at home. What better way for you to do so than by beginning with yourself?

Take the time to implement the principles during 52 weeks of the year instead of one week. You will truly become a leader.

The 3rd day of discussion is:

Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility

To build and maintain your community together. To work together to help one another within your community.

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I especially love this principle because you are working together and taking responsibility to build a community. Since, I belong to numerous organizations I find myself performing tasks from cleaning highways to tutoring. Depending on the task I bring my family along to assist.  My goal is to show our son that he is Blessed and it’s his obligation to help others.

In light of today’s principle, I would like to extend an offer to each of you. During January (financial wellness month) I am creating a financial wellness camp to help you improve your self-worth and increase your net worth.  Please take advantage of this offer that is ABSOLUTELY free to you.

It’s our job as leaders to build a legacy of wealth to pass along to our children.

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“Love yourself enough to support yourself.”


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