You’ve still got time to make it to a Ujamaa celebration at Christian Unity Baptist Church (1700 Conti St. at N. Claiborne Ave.) tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Ujamaa is the fourth of seven principles of Kwanzaa, and is Swahili for “cooperative economics,” Glynn Johns Reed, publisher of the quarterly Black Pages magazine has undertaken a three-month campaign based on Ujamaa. Her goal is to increase awareness of locally owned African-American businesses and encourage blacks to patronize African-American businesses. The campaign ends Feb. 29, 2012.
The Ujama event tonight includes a panel discussion on cooperative economics with a diverse panel of African-American business owners and pastors. The celebration also includes refreshments, a candle-lighting ceremony, drumming, dancing and more.