Tamishi La Tutaonana
by Maulana Karenga
It is only appropriate that we end with the tamshi la tutaonana.
For it is a clear and concise statement of values and vision we
must cherish and maintain if we are to liberate ourselves and
reshape reality in our own image and according to our own needs
Strive for discipline, dedication and achievement in all you do.
Dare to struggle and sacrifice and gain the strength that comes
Build where you are and dare to leave a legacy that will last as
long as the sun shines and the water flows.
Practice the Nguzo Saba, daily!
UJIMA, Collective Work & Responsibility
UJAMAA, Cooperative Economics
And may the wisdom of the ancestors always walk with us.
May the year's end meet us laughing and stronger.
May our children honor us by following our example in love and
And at the end of next year, may we sit again together, in larger
numbers, with greater achievement and closer to liberation and a
higher level of human life.