Kwanzaa: Ujima and the Accountability of the Community.

To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together.

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The principle that is similar to Umoja, Ujima shows the second step in executing unity effectively. Not only making sure we are together and on the same page, but being responsible and accountable for the entire community. This principle not only shows the means to stick together when the roads are rough, but to walk hand in hand and fight the powers of struggle together. 

Ujima is very important because it shows that the fight for African freedom, in all parts of the world, is necessary all the time. No unjust should be silenced. In order to fight, we must accept the responsibility of serving for our community and fighting the powers that stand in the way.  

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Public service workers, workers in the non profit sector, community organizers and activist are thanked for their plight of  Ujima everyday. Taking their jobs and civic duties to help the people is very much appreciated in taking responsibility for the community. Implementing programs for the youth, decreasing cost for government programs, enforcing assistance, and creating a space to bring the community together is very much the accountability that is needed. 

AfroMadu challenges you to become responsible for your brothers and sisters. Unite because your life depends on it. And when the rough gets tough and the forces are against us? Fight like you can’t fight anymore.

Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility.  

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