December 29, 2021   Ali   Kwanzaa 0 Comment

Day Four: Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH-ah), cooperative economics. To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Habari Gani? Ujamaa

I am a big believer in supporting small and locally owned businesses and companies. Ujamaa is all about supporting one another and to build businesses that benefit the community as a whole. As the founder of a new non-profit @mychildrenshope I know how much heart and work go into a business, to honor the principle of Ujamaa I’d like to highlight two black owned businesses here in Utah that I support.

@curlymeslc was started in 2015 by Alyssha Dairsow to provide resources for black girls ages 5-14 to educate, empower and encourage young girls of color to be their best selves. As the mother of a young biracial daughter I value the love and opportunity that Curly Me offers to these young girls to help them feel beautiful and to help them realize that they are not alone.

@twobrothascounseling was started recently by Tekulvē Jackson-Vann, LMFT, CFLE and is located in Orem, Utah with satellite offices in Las Vegas, NV, Baltimore, MD, and Milledgeville, GA. Two Brothas provides one-on-one therapy along with workshops. Their first workshop will be held on January 15th and is entitled, “How To Love The Hell Out Of Them To Keep The Hell Out Of You”


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