Necessary Blackness Ep. 44: The 7th Annual Ujamaa Fest (Cooperative Economic Expo)

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits with Kyomi to discuss the 7th Annual Ujamaa Fest taking place in Atlanta on 12/23. The must-attend event attracts people from all walks of life and age demographics.

As we know, viable economic power is crucial for creating permanent pathways out of poverty. The economic disparities between black and whites in the US have never been greater. This year theme of Cooperative Economics will resonate with many attendees. Thus, is the reason she created the “Economic Heritage Fund” to give start-up business a chance to receive $1,000.

As families celebrate Kwanzaa and richness of African-American culture this year and every year, we can all find inspiration in the principle of Ujamaa in the development of a new global economy built through communal values and cooperatives.

This event is FREE and Open to the public. RSVP at and add your name to the list of attendees.