Today marks the fourth day of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration honoring universal African-American heritage and culture. Each day a different principal is observed. Yesterday was the observance of Ujima, to have Collective Work and Responsibility. Today the principal of Ujamaa, which is Swahili for Cooperative Economics, is observed. To learn more about this day, check out the video below.

So what can you do today to practice the principal of Ujamaa? You could pay off your debts and use the money you save to improve the economic situation of your family and your community. You can also buy goods from local businesses to help them grow and make your community stronger.

From all of us at 1230 the buzz, we want to wish you a happy Kwanzaa!

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