is an African-American celebration of “first fruits”. Through the Nguzo Saba,
the seven principles, we honor and celebrate the best of what we’ve been given
by our Creator and the best of what we’ve created and cultivated.Our children are always the best of what
we’ve cultivated with what our Creator has given us.They are direct reflections of us.Children are integral to Kwanzaa.Watoto is a Swahili word meaning children.
the time to acknowledge an mtoto (singular child) or many watoto for a goal you
are proud of them for achieving or for a goal they’ve set for themselves that
they’ve reached.This award is not
limited to academic achievement; your mtoto may have just displayed a new level
of responsibility and/or maturity in caring for siblings or helping to care for
the home.When we acknowledge the
achievements of our watoto they are inclined to continue achieving and setting
higher goals for themselves.
out and email the following by December 25th
to email@example.com “Watoto Achievement Award” in the
subject heading, PDF available below:
will recognize all youth at the Kwanzaa Afrikan Heritage Celebration on December 27th, 2015 at Trinity Family Life Center
look forward to celebrating our youth with you!
The Richmond Kwanzaa
Kollective is committed to preserving the integrity of Kwanzaa and building
solidarity amongst Afrikan families, organizations and communities. Since our
first Kwanzaa Karamu held December 31, 2005, the Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective
has seen this celebration become a community staple. Each year new
relationships are formed and we put Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
The Richmond Kwanzaa
Kollective sought to provide a celebration in line with the traditions of
Kwanzaa as outlined by its founder Dr. Maulana Karenga and the US Organization.
The Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective focuses on maintaining the Pan-African
integrity of the Kwanzaa season and fully dedicated to eliminating the
commercialization of Kwanzaaand
emphasizes each participants commitment to its 7 principles (Nguzo Saba) year
The Richmond Kwanzaa
Kollective works hard to keep its culminating event free to the community and
has solicited the participation of at least 500 community members each year!
This year is our 11th year anniversary and we want to say thank you
to all with an even bigger and more memorable celebration than ever! We are
proud of our collective work and want everyone to share in the recognition of
this milestone in Richmond’s Pan-Afrikan community! Our African Heritage
Celebration is only possible through financial support from within the Afrikan
community. Absolutely no corporate sponsorship.Strictly for the people, by the people.
UnityWithoutConformity is a another way of saying we are building
solidarity while preserving the integrity of Kwanzaa (Our Mission).Unity withoutconformitysays that we must unify or die. We
know we will not all see eye to eye on every issue, or see liberation for our
people the same, but we agree that we are all Afrikan people no matter if we
say we Are Black, African, Afrakan, Afrikan, African American, kwk
we are in this struggle together whether it's through reform or revolution we
all feel "a change is going to come"
some the fight is political, social, economic, spiritual, academic,
technological, or cultural. Together we are an army. Army is the family. We all
don't have to play the same role. If your fight is dealing with the proper
education of our children or developing businesses and services, or campaigning
better housing for low income families, or the fight against poverty, or campaigning
against the mass incarceration of Black males, the point is, we are in this
fight together and you don't have to forfeit your movement for another
movement. What we do find, after the smoke clears all issues, all movements are
interdependent of one another. No cause is an isolated issue.
doesn’t have to be in a dashiki or wear locs to be down for liberation. You
don't have to wear a suit to be a business person to develop opportunities for
financial growth for our people. You don't have to be in overalls and boots to
push agriculture (the first culture) on our black owned farms, or to
participate in urban gardening. We must Rise up together.
don't have to assimilate or conform to the "dominate culture" to
progress our movements. We may compromise our tactics but never our
principles.Everything that we need is
in us. Our history has paved the road for our future. We don't have to imitate
popular culture or mimic the images portrayed in popular media. We shall be
victorious by returning to the models of the traditional Black Family structure
developed by our Afrikan ancestors. Our ancestors built the pyramids. Why
aren't we building them now? Let's build people, together!
The Nguzo Saba gives us a strong basis from which to truly
achieve a United Front!
·We build a network
that truly supports each other
·We provide a
concrete example for our watoto (children) that reinforces the work we do in
our homes and individualorganizations
·We expand our
efforts toward unity to new sectors of the Afrikan community
·We strengthen our
commitment to Afrikan culture, tradition and reason
·We come together
to laugh with, love and enjoy each other
Peace & Blessings! The Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective (RKK) believes in practicing the principle of Ujimaa (Cooperative Economics) all year round. We believe by providing a place in our Kwanzaa program to promote your business it will aid in your future business endeavors. It is important that attendees leave with more information than what they came with, It is our duty to promote Black businesses and services, If we won't who will? The link for the vendor application is below as well as the ad options and pricing for your convenience. By placing an ad in our Kwanzaa program it aids RKK to keep this event free to the community i.e. your future customers. Ad Application:https://goo.gl/exeBkr
The 2015 Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective (RKK) event is fast approaching. Please find attached to this blog the 2015 vendor application. To avoid late fees please submit completed application and vendor fees to the RKK by December, 1, 2015. Feel free to pass this information along to any other Black owned business that may be interested in vending.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Sister Yazu via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 804.269.6845, Sister Naima can also be reached as indicated on the vendor application.
Ankh, Oodja, Seneb (Life, Vitality, Health) to all!