The Kuamka Extravaganza

Kuamka Lineage 2017

Kuamka is a Swahili term that means "in the beginning" and celebrates with a week full of exciting events. The 18th annual Mr. & Miss Kuamka Extravaganza 2017, themed “Batte Cry" is sponsored by the African American Cultural & Resource Center. The theme was crafted to capture how we fight for equity and show pride through academic, personal and professional success.

Each candidate selected platforms ranging from the importance of mentorship, increasing dialogue for racial reconciliation, creating awareness & prevention strategies to reduce domestic and sexual abuse and the empowerment of Black women to name a few. 

The week's events took place from Monday, January 9th through Saturday January 14th on UC's campus. For more information on next year's extravaganza please contact Ewaniki Moore-Hawkins (Director-African American Cultural & Resource Center) at or 513-556-1177.