On day two of the seven-day celebration of Kwanzaa 2018-19, the principle of Kujichagulia (self-determination) was accented by the drumming of Ekpe Abioto during the Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. observance at Nappi by Nature Hair Co., 1247 Southbrook Mall. The celebration was sponsored by Heritage Tours.(Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

With Ujomo (unity) and Kujichagulia (self determination) noted during the first two days of Kwanzaa, the seven-day observance rolled on to Ujima (collective work and responsibility) with observances on Friday.

The celebration of Ujima included a Mid-South Kwanzaa Inc. evening observance at Exum Towers, 3155 Sharpe. Reuben and Lula Barnes were the sponsors.

TSD photojournalist Tyrone P. Easley supplied these images:

The calendar for the remaining Mid-South Kwanzaa observances:

DAY 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Sat., Dec. 29

7 p.m. – Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, 3890 Millbranch Rd. Sponsored by the Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher and Ekpe Abioto.

DAY 5: Nia (Purpose) Sunday, Dec. 30

7 p.m. – Lester Community Center, 317 Tillman. Sponsored by Osupa Williams, Frances Barnes and Tillman-Binghampton CDC.

DAY 6: Kuumba (Creativity) Monday, Dec. 31

7 p.m. – Java Complex, 1423 Elvis Presley Blvd. Sponsored by Johari Brittenum.

DAY 7: Imani (Faith) Tues., Jan. 1, 2019

3 p.m. – New Chicago Performing Arts Center, 1036 Firestone Ave. Sponsored by Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc.

(For more information, contact Osupa Moon at 901-237-1705; email [email protected])