CINCINNATI — Dozens celebrated Kwanzaa inside Gabriel's Place on Reading Road in Avondale Saturday night.
It was the fourth day of the seven-day celebration designed to bring African-Americans together.
Shalom Ikemba, CFO of the Cincinnati Peace Movement, explained:
"Today is the Ujamaa celebration - the fourth day of Kwanza. This is a celebration of collective works and responsibilities," Ikemba said. "You take your problems, your brothers’ and sisters’ problems. You work toward a common goal together. This is something we wanted to embody this year."
Inside, several vendors had handmade pieces of art for sale. Vendors gave a small fee that goes back to the garden here for the upcoming spring.
There was free food, poetry and a quick history on the celebration of Kwanzaa.
Organizers hope events like this will draw attention to Gabriel's Place to combine efforts working toward better neighborhoods.