Healthy Communities

The dream of Ujima Enterprises is to have students who are centered in their own historical experiences. Such students, given the objectives of the Ujima project, will be capable of creating healthy communities by transforming themselves into viable citizens. Nothing is so correct for these students as the attachment to cultural truths that produce in the children the kind of values that are necessary for advancement.

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

Toussaint L’Ouverture: TV Movie on Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution lasted 13 years before the nation, known then as Saint-Domingue, gained independence from France and became the world’s first free black republic. It actually took two declarations to achieve that historic marker: Toussaint L’Ouverture led the island slave revolt to a short-lived victory over British and Spanish colonizers in [...]

Black Titanic Passenger Has Chicago Kinship

April 15th marks the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking in the Atlantic.

The anniversary holds special meaning for Palatine’s Christine LeBrun, whose ancestor is believed to be the only black man on the ship’s maiden voyage. But according to LeBrun, 35, this detail is still generally disregarded, despite the numerous duplicated narratives.

LeBrun, [...]