Nguzo Saba (7 Principles)

Transforming Boys to Men

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The Turning Point of Lansing strives to provide its program participants with cultural awareness, positive attitudes, and professional skills through an afrocentric programmatic theme, which is based on the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa.

 NGUZO SABA (The 7 Principles)

Umoja (OO-MO-JAH) (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Kujichagulia (KOO-GEE-CHA-GOO-LEE-YAH) (Self-Determination) To define us, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

Ujima (OO-GEE-MAH) (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.

Ujamaa (OO-JAH-MAH) (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Nia (NEE-YAH) (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba (KOO-OOM-BAH) (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (EE-MAH-NEE) (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

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