Nomination Window OPEN: October 1st
Nomination Window CLOSE: November 30th
Celebrating individuals and organizations that embody the seven (7) principles of Kwanzaa:
1. Umoja (Unity)
2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
3. Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility)
4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
5. Nia (Purpose)
6. Kuumba (Creativity)
7. Imani (Faith)
*8. Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles)
1. Individual award recipients must identify as Black/African-American or Pan-African.
2. Organization award recipients must be 100% Black-led (nonprofit) or 100% Black-owned (for profit); having 100% controlling interest.
- Nomination Window: October 1st - November 30th.
- Community Voting: December 1st - 5th.
- Finalists Announced Daily: December 26th - January 1st.
- Winners Announced at Kwanzaa Awards Ceremony, Saturday, January 7th, 2023.
- Keynote by Rev. Dr. Harriett G. Walden
- Libation by Dr. W. Joye Hardiman
Noni Ervin ❤️🖤💚
KINARA PARK KIDS ®
Developing Community through Positive Imaging and Incorporating the Principles of Kwanzaa Year 'Round
BLACK 4 CHARITIES / 501c3
Using the Principles of Kwanzaa to Build, Restore, and Celebrate our Cultural Creative Genius and Ingenuity
The Kwanzaa Awards are nonprofit.
We are so grateful for the love and joy shared with each of our finalists, and winners. It made for a wonderful celebration!
2021 Award Recipients!
UMOJA - Dede Gartrell
KUJICHAGULIA - Helen J. Collier
UJIMA - Ashley McGirt
UJAMAA - Taese Snowden
NIA - Rev. Harriett Walden
KUUMBA - Afua Kouyate
IMANI - Delbert Richardson
NGUZO SABA - Dr. Maxine Mimms
UMOJA - Africatown Community Land Trust
KUJICHAGULIA - Black Star Rising
UJIMA - The Breakfast Group
UJAMAA - QueenCare
NIA - Life Enrichment Group
KUUMBA - Nu Black Arts West
IMANI - Planting People Growing Justice
NGUZO SABA - Faith, Hope, and Charity
Dr. Maulana Karenga
We look forward to spotlighting them all during this year!
H A R A M B E E ! !
(Let's all pull together!)
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