· June-Juneteenth (hosted at the East Akron YMCA-888 Jonathan Ave)
· August-Marcus Garvey-Black to School & School Supply Give-Away
(hosted at Akron-Summit County Main Library)
· September-Unity in the Community (hosted at Pots and Pans on Main Street)
· November-Thanks-Taking (hosted at the Akron-Summit County Main Library)
· December-Hosted Nia, with Emmanuel Christian Academy (hosted at ECA)
· March-Harriet Tubman Event (hosted at the Akron-Summit County Main Library)
· May-Malcolm X Event (hosted on Zoom)
· June-Juneteenth Celebration-Freedom Ain’t Free (hosted on Zoom)
· July-Black Panther Party and Police Brutality (hosted on Zoom)
· August-Marcus Garvey Event (hosted on Zoom)
· September-Nat Turner Event (hosted on Zoom)
· November-Thanks-Taking a Stolen Legacy (hosted on Zoom)
· December-Why Kwanzaa Video (streamed on YouTube)
·February-Black History Month Celebration (hosted on Zoom)
· March 28-Harriet Tubman and Kujichagulia (on Zoom)
· April -Activating Your Activism and Ujima (on Zoom)
· May 30-Malcom X and Ujima (on Zoom)
· June 20-Juneteenth Celebration (location to be determined)
· July 25-Black Panther Party (location to be determined)
· August 29-Marcus Garvey (location to be determined)
· September 26-Nat Turner (location to be determined)
· November 21-Thanks-Taking (location to be determined)
· December (date tbd)-Kwanzaa Event (location to be determined)
We the Kanuni Tribe know that the main problem stopping our people from coming together is C.A.I.D.S. [culturally acquired immune deficiency syndrome]
C.A.I.D.S. is a social disease that has caused destruction in our communities. The C.A.I.D.S. virus was created by our desire to copy the dominant culture’s values and traditions. Due to C.A.I.D.S., many of our people are ignorant of our African values that teach us: we are royalty and that we must treat one another with respect.
The C.A.I.D.S. virus is a subconscious love for European supremacy and fosters a hate of being associated with anything African. Being infected by the C.A.I.D.S. virus, we have become a sick conflicted people and can only be cured by African centered truth, thinking, and traditions.
The Kanuni Tribe is a group of committed people who practice the principles of the African way of life. Bringing the good, being the good and doing the good so that greatness can come back to our community.We, the Kanuni Tribe, understand that wisdom is the principle value in life. We are in love with the collective view of life rather than the individual view. Life should be lived by sharing and caring and not by the pursuit of more things. We embrace the saying: “I am, because we are. we are, because I am.”by spotlighting o e of the seven Nguzo Saba principles and a Black African-American hero.
Mission Statement: Building a community that is proud of our divine African heritage.
Message: Culture is the key to unity in our comunity. The defining feature of any people or nation is its culture. For our people to be secure and healthy, we must be self-conscious, self-determining and rooted in our culture. Success can only happen by restoring awareness of our African culture within us.
Wisdom Empowering Culture Asserting Righteous Enlightenment
Method: To provide cultural events that promote awareness of our identity and history that restores African people back to our traditional greatness.
Motivation: The time is now! If it is to be it is up to, we. We must be the change we want to see in our community.
Mindset: The Kanuni Tribe is who we are, building is what we do together.
The Movement: GET CONNECTED, GET INVOLVED, HELP US BUILD!