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

The Importance of Ancestry

The importance of Ancestry and the ability to follow the line back to one’s origins. I see our children grow taller before our eyes when the receive their African Ancestry DNA certificate. Those certificates will be included in the books of their family stories which will be on display during [...]

Elizabeth Catlett: My Time With the Artist

I was a young, wide-eyed magazine editor just starting my career when I had the great fortune to meet the artist Elizabeth Catlett. I was working at Essence magazine in the lifestyle department, and one of my beats was the art world. I would go to art openings all over New York [...]

Nineteen Years of Ujima

Nineteen years ago in March of 1993, a proposal written in 1982 sprang from paper to life when Dr. Baraka-Love and students from Kalamazoo College began the journey to what has become Ujima Enterprises which sponsors Ujima Sasa! and Ujima Parents As Teachers. Working as volunteers at Lincoln International Studies [...]