Kwanzaa Awards

 
  

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Kwanzaa Award Winners!!!!!

 

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!

Individual

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


Organizational
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


Lifetime Achievement
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!)

 

The Kwanzaa Awards are hosted by Kinara Park Kids ® in collaboration with Black 4 Charities. It is important that we acknowledged and recognized the contributions and efforts of individuals and organizations who are embodying the Kwanzaa Principles. The Kwanzaa Awards 2022 will be announced during a live event on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, just after our Kwanzaa Celebrations!

Nomination Window OPENOctober 1st, 2022
Nomination Window CLOSENovember 30th, 2022


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)


ELIGIBILITY:
1. Individual award recipients must identify as Black/African-American or Pan-African.
2. Organization award recipients must be 100% Black-owned (for profit) or 100% Black-led (nonprofit).


TIMELINE:

- 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.



 
Noni Ervin ❤️🖤💚


KINARA PARK KIDS ®
Developing Community through Positive Imaging and Incorporating the Principles of Kwanzaa Year 'Round

BLACK 4 CHARITIES / 501c3
(fiscally sponsored by Shunpike)
Using the Principles of Kwanzaa to Build, Restore, and Celebrate our Cultural Creative Genius and Ingenuity

The Kwanzaa Awards are nonprofit.

 

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