Kuamka is a Swahili term that means "in the beginning" and celebrates with a week full of exciting events. This past celebration was the 20th annual Mr. & Miss Kuamka Extravaganza 2019, themed “Ascend" is sponsored by the African American Cultural & Resource Center.

Each candidate selects platforms ranging from the importance of mentorship, increasing dialogue for racial and cultural reconciliation, creating awareness & prevention strategies to combat bullying, to name a few.


Kujifunza Ceremony

Kujifunza is the Swahili word for “learn” and is an Afro-centric ceremony which recognizes the academic achievements of University of Cincinnati students. The Kujifunza Recognition ceremony takes place during the Red, Black, Green, and Gold Ball in TUC Great Hall.