Kwanzaa Awards

 Kwanzaa Awards 2022 NOMINATION Form
(OPEN Oct 1st - Nov 30th)


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 virtual event on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, just after our Kwanzaa Celebrations!

Nomination Window OPENOctober 1st
Nomination Window CLOSENovember 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 ❤️🖤💚

Developing Community through Positive Imaging and Incorporating the Principles of Kwanzaa Year 'Round

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 
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
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!)




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