Kwanzaa Awards

  

2021

Noni Ervin | Kwanzaa Awards | Kinara Park Kids (full video)

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 2021 will be announced in January 2022, just after Kwanzaa Holiday!   

Nomination Window OPEN: October 1, 2021
Nomination Window CLOSE: November 30, 2021


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 8th, 2022.
- Keynote: Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba
- Award Winners Receive Engraved Plaque with Cash and Gift Prizes.
- Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/204248180807



Dr. Maulana Karenga
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Professor and Chair, Department of Africana Studies
California State University, Long Beach
Creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba
Author: Kwanzaa, A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture
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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 2020 NOMINATION Form

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