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Ujamaa: "To build our own businesses, control the economics of our own community and share in all its work and wealth."

Celebrating the Fourth Day of Kwanzaa: Ujamaa!

Kwanzaa's fourth principle Ujamaa, this year celebrated on Saturday, December 29, is a commitment to the practice of shared social wealth and the work necessary to achieve it. It grows out of the fundamental communal concept that social wealth belongs to ...

Ujima, collective work and responsibility, nguzo saba, seven principles, Kwanzaa

Celebrating the Third Day of Kwanzaa: Ujima!

On Friday, December 28, the third day of Kwanzaa, observers of the holiday honor Ujima, the commitment to active and informed togetherness on matters of common interest. It is also recognition and respect of the fact that without collective work and ...

Kwanzaa, second day, principles, Kujichagulia, Self-deterination, Nuguzo Saba, meaning

Celebrating the Second Day of Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia!

  The second day of Kwanzaa honors self-determination (kujichagulia) and is celebrated on Thursday, December 27. The second Principle of the Nguzo Saba, as well as all seven principles, expresses itself as both commitment and practice. On this, the second day, ...

Advocacy groups contend that Black and Latino students have less access to physical education, after-school athletic programs and gym space

NYC Students of Color Lack Equal Access to Physical Ed, Reynoso Says

Brooklyn Councilmember Antonio Reynoso is gathering support for a new bill that demands more transparency in the city’s funding of after-school athletic programs to ensure greater equity for Black and Latino public school students. The councilmember joined students and advocates ...

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday the creation of a dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau. 

Brooklyn DA Creates Special Hate Crimes Bureau

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Tuesday the creation of a dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau.  The bureau will be headed by Assistant District Attorney Kelli Muse, the former deputy chief of the Civil Rights Bureau and Hate Crimes Unit, ...

Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, Begins Sunday

Sunday, December 2, marks the official first night of Hanukkah, also spelled Chanukah, signifying the commencement of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend, Jews had ...

City Council passed legislation on Wednesday to curb illegal commuter van operations while supporting those businesses that operate legitimately.

City Council Passes Bill to Expand Commuter Van Regulation

City Council passed legislation on Wednesday to curb illegal commuter van operations while protecting those businesses that operate legitimately. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams in May, amends the definition of "for-hire vehicle" to include vehicles that seat more than ...

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