To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia (koo–gee–cha–goo–LEE–yah) - Self-determination:
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (oo–GEE–mah) - Collective Work and 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 (oo–JAH–mah) - Cooperative Economics:
To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia (nee–YAH) - Purpose:
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah) - 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 we inherited it.
Imani (ee–MAH–nee) - Faith:
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
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